Meaning of BRUSH in English



Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English brusshe, from an Anglo-French form akin to Middle French broisse

Date: 14th century

1 : a device composed of bristles typically set into a handle and used especially for sweeping, smoothing, scrubbing, or painting

2 : something resembling a brush: as a : a bushy tail b : a feather tuft worn on a hat

3 : an electrical conductor that makes sliding contact between a stationary and a moving part (as of a generator or a motor)

4 a : an act of brushing b : a quick light touch or momentary contact in passing

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.