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Meaning of BRINK

Pronunciation:  bringk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the limit beyond which something happens or changes; "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"
  2. [n]  the edge of a steep place
  3. [n]  a region marking a boundary

BRINK is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: threshold, verge, verge
 See Also: border, bound, boundary, boundary, bounds, edge, edge, limit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Brink\, n. [Dan. brink edge, verge; akin to Sw. brink
declivity, hill, Icel. brekka; cf. LG. brink a grassy hill,
W. bryn hill, bryncyn hillock.]
The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a
precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a
border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig. ``The brink of
vice.'' --Bp. Porteus. ``The brink of ruin.'' --Burke.

      The plashy brink of weedy lake.          --Bryant.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bank, board, border, bordure, brim, brow, coast, edge, featheredge, flange, frame, fringe, hem, labellum, labium, labrum, ledge, limb, limbus, lip, list, marge, margin, perimeter, periphery, point, ragged edge, rim, selvage, shore, side, sideline, skirt, threshold, verge