Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Brent, Margaret 1600-1671? English-born colonist and feminist. She immigrated to Maryland in 1638 and was the first woman to obtain a land grant there.

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  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname, taken to regular use in the 20th century.

Etymologies

From place names in Devon and Somerset, Celtic or Old English "hill". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • GREG HOOLE, ATTORNEY FOR BRENT JEFFS: Brent's suit is about allegations that Warren Jeffs while principal at the Alta Academy (ph) sexually molested Brent when he was approximately five or six-years - old and a student at the academy.

    CNN Transcript Aug 29, 2006

  • The name Brent Simmons has been joined with famed Mac and now iOS RSS app

    Ars Technica

  • BP expects a return on investment from its investment program in the high teens, based on long-term Brent crude prices at $75 a barrel, according to a person familiar with the deal.

    BP Defies the North Sea Doom-Mongers

  • CB Gabe Lynn and S Kevin Brent are expected to be contributors in the secondary.

    Breaking down how the poll's Top 25 fared in recruiting

  • The stocks of Europe's major oil companies are priced for a long-term Brent price of $75, according to Citi.

    A Major Opportunity for Oil Bulls

  • The bank, which initially said that the IEA's move could potentially lower its near-term Brent crude forecast by $10-$12 a barrel, said Friday that it now saw prices falling only $6-$8 a barrel.

    Oil Prices Steady

  • I remember Angela being mad at me for causing her the same embarrassment Brent is feeling today.

    PvPonline » Archive » Blind Spot

  • Although the U.S. oil futures continue to trade at a discount to near-term Brent until July, which is contrary to the usual relationship.

    Oil Firms as Dollar Weakens

  • Brent is the only place in Britian where women earn on average as much as men …

    Strange Days

  • Bolland tied it at 1 at 7: 41, tipping in Brent Seabrook's low drive from right point.

    USATODAY.com

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