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Meaning of BROOM

Pronunciation:  broom

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
  2. [n]  common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
  3. [n]  any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
  4. [v]  finish with a broom
  5. [v]  sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"

BROOM is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Calluna vulgaris, heather, ling, Scots heather, sweep
 See Also: besom, broom handle, broom tree, broomstick, bush, Calluna, cleaning implement, common broom, Cytisus albus, Cytisus multiflorus, Cytisus scoparius, dyer's greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, finish, Genista anglica, Genista hispanica, Genista tinctoria, genus Calluna, green broom, greenweed, heath, needle furze, Papilionoideae, pass over, petty whin, push broom, Scotch broom, shrub, Spanish broom, Spanish gorse, Spartium junceum, subfamily Papilionoideae, weaver's broom, weeping tree broom, whin, whisk, whiskbroom, white broom, white Spanish broom, wipe, woadwaxen, woodwaxen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Broom\, n. [OE. brom, brome, AS. br[=o]m; akin to LG.
    bram, D. brem, OHG. br[=a]mo broom, thorn?bush, G. brombeere
    blackberry. Cf. {Bramble}, n.]
    1. (Bot.) A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to
       sweep with when bound together; esp., the {Cytisus
       scoparius} of Western Europe, which is a low shrub with
       long, straight, green, angular branches, minute leaves,
       and large yellow flowers.
             No gypsy cowered o'er fires of furze and broom.
    2. An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of
       the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or
       attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because
       originally made of the twigs of the broom.
    {Butcher's broom}, a plant ({Ruscus aculeatus}) of the Smilax
       family, used by butchers for brooms to sweep their blocks;
       -- called also {knee holly}. See {Cladophyll}.
    {Dyer's broom}, a species of mignonette ({Reseda luteola}),
       used for dyeing yellow; dyer's weed; dyer's rocket.
    {Spanish broom}. See under {Spanish}.
  2. \Broom\, v. t. (Naut.)
    See {Bream}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a broom indicates that it is time to clean up your act and resolve your past issues. You need to discard what is no longer useful to you. Alternatively, brooms symbolize domesticity and the establishment of a household. Also, brooms are sometimes associated with witches and thus broomsticks may refer to the female shadow aspect of yourself.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: autoclave, brush, carpet sweeper, comb, currycomb, dishcloth, dishwasher, doormat, duster, dustpan, facecloth, hackle, hairbrush, handkerchief, holystone, hose, mop, napkin, pumice stone, rake, scraper, scrub brush, scrubber, serviette, sponge, sudarium, swab, toothbrush, toothpick, towel, vacuum cleaner, washboard, washer, washing machine, whisk, wisp, wringer