American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The main impact or force, as of an attack.
- n. The main burden: bore the brunt of the household chores.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sudden shock or impetus; a collision, onset, or attack; a strenuous effort.
- n. The heat or utmost violence of an onset; the strength or violence of any contention.
- To make a sudden start.
- A dialectal form of burnt.
- n. The full adverse effects of; the chief consequences or negative results of a thing or event.
- n. The major part of; the bulk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The heat, or utmost violence, of an onset; the strength or greatest fury of any contention.
- n. The force of a blow; shock; collision.
- n. main force of a blow etc
- From Old Norse brundr/brundtið ("œstrus, rut") or bruna ("to rush"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So, the brunt is that the apologists are clinging to the argument that the president can declare a war and then has carte blanche to do as he pleases in the name of this war without any oversight at all.”
“But Vivendi will have to shoulder the short-term brunt of the acquisition -- which comes on top of the €2.2 billion it will pay out as part of the Activision deal.”
“The main brunt falls on the Army and the Civil Police, but I would make it clear that without the assistance of the Air Force, operations in Malaya would be very much more difficult.”
“But by the truth of my Faith, thy fighting irketh and fatigueth me and I am weary of cutting and thrusting with thee; and if thou purpose to lay on load with me to night, thou wouldst not change aught of thy harness nor thy horse, till thou approve to the cavaliers, thy generous blood and skill in brunt.”
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