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brae

 (brā)
n. Scots
A hillside; a slope.

[Middle English bra, from Old Norse brā, eyebrow (unattested sense), eyelash.]

brae

(breɪ; Scottish bre)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a hill or hillside; slope
2. (plural) an upland area: the Gleniffer Braes.
[C14 bra; related to Old Norse brā eyelash, Old High German brāwa eyelid, eyebrow; compare brow]

hill•side

(ˈhɪlˌsaɪd)

n.
the side or slope of a hill.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brae - a slope or hillside
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
hillside - the side or slope of a hill
Translations

brae

[breɪ] N (Scot) → ladera f de monte, pendiente f

brae

n (Scot) → Berg m
References in classic literature ?
We trooped with her down the brae to the wooden station, and I think I was envying her the journey in the mysterious wagons; I know we played around her, proud of our right to be there, but I do not recall it, I only speak from hearsay.
I have fished a water with a sentry on the other side of the brae, and killed a fine trout; and I have sat in a heather bush within six feet of another, and learned a real bonny tune from his whistling.
So Fred was gratified with nearly an hour's practice of "Ar hyd y nos," "Ye banks and braes," and other favorite airs from his "Instructor on the Flute;" a wheezy performance, into which he threw much ambition and an irrepressible hopefulness.
We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine; But we've wander'd mony a weary foot, Sin auld lang syne.
We twa hae run about the braes And pu'd the gowans' fine
a Bristow-operated helicopter mistakenly made a landing approach to the Brae Bravo platform, seven miles from its destination, Brae alpha, last august.
But, in our memories, Murray's lime-washed cottage on Boor's Brae and Baillie's Foxbar Farm still dapple buttercup-bespangled meadows.
The book contains three and a half years of research into the work of Newall, who also designed Moat Brae.
Neglected for many years, Moat Brae house and garden was where the young J.M.
Moat Brae, a Georgian property in Dumfries, was saved from demolition a decade ago, and has now been restored as an international visitor attraction.
The council made a temporary closure order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 that will close the street from the junction of Ferniebank Brae to the junction of Abercromby Drive.