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Meaning of BROOCH

Pronunciation:  browch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a decorative pin worn by women
  2. [v]  fasten with or as if with a brooch
 Synonyms: breastpin, broach, clasp
 See Also: fasten, fix, pin, secure, sunburst



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brooch\ (br[=o]ch; 277), n. [See {Broach}, n.]
    1. An ornament, in various forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop
       for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by
       women; a breastpin. Formerly worn by men on the hat.
             Honor 's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat. --B.
    2. (Paint.) A painting all of one color, as a sepia painting,
       or an India painting.
  2. \Brooch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brooched} (br[=o]cht).]
    To adorn as with a brooch. [R.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anklet, armlet, bangle, beads, bijou, bracelet, breastpin, broach, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, clasp, clip, coronet, crown, diadem, earring, fastening, fob, gem, jewel, locket, necklace, nose ring, pin, precious stone, rhinestone, ring, stickpin, stone, tiara, torque, wampum, wristband, wristlet