- to shape (a diamond) by rubbing with another diamond or a diamond chip.
Origin of brute2
Examples from the Web for bruted
Historical Examples of bruted
The rumor hereof was bruted throughout the Citie, and euery man resorted thither to see it.The Palace of Pleasure
It was also bruted, that his bodie was buried in the monasterie of saint Andrewes of the Cisteaux order.
At their comming towards Canturburie (as it was bruted) the duke should haue béene murthered, The enuie of the Flemings.
- any animal except man; beast; lower animal
- (as modifier)brute nature
- a brutal person
- wholly instinctive or physical (esp in the phrases brute strength, brute force)
- without reason or intelligence
- coarse and grossly sensual
Word Origin for brute
early 15c., "of or belonging to animals," from Middle French brut "coarse, brutal, raw, crude," from Latin brutus "heavy, dull, stupid," an Oscan word, from PIE root *gwere- "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Before reaching English the meaning expanded to "of the lower animals." Used of human beings from 1530s.
1610s, from brute (adj.).