Definition and Meanings for bray

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Part of Speech of bray

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of bray

oe. brayen, of. breier, f. broyer to pound, grind, fr. ohg. brehhan to break. see break oe brayen, f. braire to bray, of. braire to cry, fr. ll. bragire to whinny; perh. fr. the celtic and akin to e. break; or perh. of imitative origin oe. braye, brey, brew, eyebrow, brow of a hill, hill, bank, scot. bra, brae, bray, fr. as. br eyebrow, influenced by the allied icel. br eyebrow, bank, also akin to as. br eyebrow. see brow

Meaning of bray

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine.

as intransitive verb

  • to utter a loud, harsh cry, as an ass.
  • to make a harsh, grating, or discordant noise.

as transitive verb

  • to make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating sound.

as noun

  • the harsh cry of an ass; also, any harsh, grating, or discordant sound.

as noun

  • a bank; the slope of a hill; a hill. see brae, which is now the usual spelling.
  • No antonyms for bray

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