from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The young of herring and similar fish.
- n. Minute marine organisms, such as crustaceans of the genus Calanus, that are a major source of food for right whales.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To break in pieces; divide.
- v. To bruise; indent.
- v. To fall out or shatter (as overripe hops or grain).
- v. To fade away; alter.
- n. One of the young of herrings, sprats etc
- n. One of the tiny crustaceans, of the genus Calanus, that are part of the diet of right whales.
- n. brit milah
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The young of the common herring; also, a small species of herring; the sprat.
- n. The minute marine animals (chiefly Entomostraca) upon which the right whales feed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To break in pieces; divide.
- To bruise; indent.
- To fall out or shatter, as overripe hops or grain.
- To fade away; alter.
- n. A young herring of the common kind, occurring in large shoals, and formerly classed as a separate species, Clupea minima.
- n. A general name for animals upon which whales feed, as Clio borealis, etc.; whale-brit.
- n. An abbreviation of British and Britain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. minute crustaceans forming food for right whales
- n. a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
- n. the young of a herring or sprat or similar fish
The other wrong answer: if you were a book, who would most likely read you? students in brit lit I (middle english to 1600)
Adler also regards this marriage ceremony, called brit ha-ahuvim (covenant of the loved ones), as appropriate for both heterosexual and same-sex couples.
In the Propontis, as far as I can learn, none of that peculiar substance called brit is to be found, the aliment of the right whale.
In the Propontis, as far as I can learn, none of that peculiar substance called brit is to be found, the aliment of the Right Whale.
One of those is a commandment called brit milah, which translates as covenant of…
There is a comment in this blog about the pompous 'brit'; he is incredible...very knowledgeable about food and was able to describe the taste exactly.
Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta has adopted a "brit," or contract, that stipulates the inclusive values of the community.
As a brit, I have no idea what a binder clip or a butterfly Clip is!
Sure there are fringe groups of Jews that have always been against brit milah, but 99% of Jews, religious and secular, follow this ancient ritual without question.
As far as I know it's brit-com, but not stiff upper lip-ish ...