from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest France on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Its large sheltered harbor was built in 1631 by Cardinal Richelieu as a naval base.
  • A city of southwest Belarus on the Bug River near the Polish border. It was the site (1596) of a synod of Eastern Orthodox church leaders who broke with Constantinople and entered into communion with the Roman Catholic Church, thereby establishing the Eastern Catholic churches. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, a separate peace treaty between Russia and the German coalition in World War I, was signed here on March 3, 1918.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A simplified spelling of breast.
  • noun An obsolete variant of burst.
  • noun An obsolete spelling of breast.
  • noun In architecture, a torus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • obsolete for Bursteth.
  • noun (Arch.), obsolete A torus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A port city in Brittany, France.
  • proper noun A city in Belarus, on the border with Poland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a port city in northwestern France (in Brittany); the chief naval station of France


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