Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A borough.
  • noun A fortified place. Compare brough.
  • noun An obsolete spelling of brow.
  • noun An ancient circular building or round tower such as exist in Scotland and the adjacent islands.
  • noun An encampment of a circular form; a ring fort. Also called Pecht's [Pict's] house or Pecht's castle.
  • noun In the game of curling, one of the two circles drawn around the tee.
  • noun A hazy circle around the sun or moon, considered as a presage of a change of weather.

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  • "n. A hazy circle around the sun or moon, considered as a presage of a change of weather."

    --CD&C

    April 16, 2012

  • Longfellow alluded to the brough in The Wreck of the Hesperus: Last night the moon had a golden ring and tonight no moon we see. That line constitutes the whole raison d'être of the poem.

    April 17, 2012

  • I suppose that one use of brough is to reduce the character count of a tweet.

    April 17, 2012