from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An implement used for sweeping, usually consisting of a bunch of twigs, straw, or bristles bound together and attached to a stick or handle.
- n. Any of various Mediterranean shrubs of the genus Cytisus in the pea family, especially C. scoparius, having mostly compound leaves with three leaflets and showy, usually bright yellow flowers.
- n. Any of several similar or related shrubs, especially in the genera Genista and Spartium.
- transitive v. To sweep with or as if with a broom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A domestic utensil with fibers bound together at the end of a long handle, used for sweeping.
- n. An implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further and curl less; a broom or sweeper.
- n. Any of several yellow-flowered shrubs of the family Leguminosae, in the genera Cytisus and Genista, with long, thin branches and small or few leaves.
- v. To sweep.
- v. Alternative form of bream (to clean a ship's bottom)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; esp., the Cytisus scoparius of Western Europe, which is a low shrub with long, straight, green, angular branches, minute leaves, and large yellow flowers.
- n. An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom.
- transitive v. See bream.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sweep, or clear away, as with a broom.
- Same as bream.
- n. The popular name of several plants, mostly leguminous shrubs, characterized by long, slender branches and numerous yellow flowers.
- n. A besom, or brush with a long handle, for sweeping floors, etc.: so called from being originally made of the broom-plant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. finish with a broom
- v. sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
- n. any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
- n. common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
- n. a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
Now you know, missy, of co'se, dese heah broom -- weddin's dey ain't writ down in nuther co't-house nur chu'ch books -- an 'so ef any o' dese heah smarty meddlers was to try to bring up ole sco'es an 'say dat Sister Sophy-Sophia wasn't legally married, dey wouldn't be no witnesses _but me an' de broom_, an 'I'd have to witness _for it_, an' -- an '_I_ wouldn't be no legal witness. "
III. vi.27 (417,4) _Come oe'er the broom, Bessy, to me_] As there is no relation between _broom_ and a _boat_, we may better read,
A candidate who does NOT fly on a broom is a now a serious proposition!
In the movie, voices you hear are the stage manager and myself; she's explaining that the guy with the broom is the Festival's chairman of the board.
The girl carried a broom, and if she came along and swept before a door, it meant that all who lived within must die; for the broom is an implement that makes a clean sweep.
His besom also seems to come from the East, where a figure "sweeping everything out" with a broom is the first vision produced in the crystal or liquid in the palm of a medium by the magicians of Egypt.
Perhaps when Congress reconvenes, we can take a look at it, but not every bank or every institution on Wall Street caused this problem, so I don't think sweeping with such a wide broom is the productive way to go at this point.
Steeles broom is getting quite a good work out this year.
At Urbino, a whisk broom is suspended from a nail inside a cabinet in the north wall, where it shares the company of manuscripts by "TVLIO" (Cicero) and "NACA" (Seneca).
Even if the broom is removed successfully, the persistent anal seepage that follows is going to be difficult to stop.