American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northwest France on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Its large landlocked harbor was built in 1631 by Cardinal Richelieu as a military base and arsenal. Population: 145,000.
- A city of southwest Belarus on the Bug River near the Polish border. 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. Population: 300,000.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of breast.
- n. In architecture, a torus.
- n. An obsolete variant of burst.
- A simplified spelling of breast.
GNU Webster's 1913
- obsolete for Bursteth.
- n. (Arch.), obsolete A torus.
- n. a port city in northwestern France (in Brittany); the chief naval station of France
“The Paris Brest is a ring of choux pastry, the same as you would use for a cream puff, that is filled with a whipped cream or mousse filling.”
“Both governments set representatives to the Peace Conference negotiations in Brest-Litovsk.”
“It received the first salute by a foreign naval power, February 14th, 1778, in Brest Roads when the "Ranger" sailed through the French fleet.”
“From the said Port of the Islettes vnto another called Brest, the circuit is about ten leagues.”
“The chemistry between De Niro and Grodin, a solid and smart script by George Gallo and ideally understated direction by Martin Brest.”
“I would be happy if he returned, even Martin Brest.”
“We think and talk of nothing here but Brest, which is universally supposed to be the object of our great expedition.”
“There are no skyscrapers in Brest, that is to say, there are no tall office buildings there, although the city is an important business point.”
“Well sheltered by its trees and refreshed by the sea breezes, it commands a fine view over the new "port de commerce," and the whole extent of the harbour of Brest, which is capable of containing 500 ships of the line, and is, with the exception of those of Rio Janeiro and”
“If I haven't mentioned it before, I used to stay in a beautiful city called Brest in Bretagne (North west of France).”
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