brooch

(redirected from brooches)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

brooch

an ornament having a pin at the back: That is a lovely brooch on your dress.
Not to be confused with:
broach – introduce, propose, bring up, submit, advance: Did you broach the subject at the meeting?; a cutting tool; a spit for roasting meat
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

brooch

 (brōch, bro͞och) also broach (brōch)
n.
A piece of jewelry that is worn on a piece of clothing, attached with a pin that clasps shut.

[Middle English broche, pointed tool, brooch, pin; see broach1.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

brooch

(brəʊtʃ)
n
(Jewellery) an ornament with a hinged pin and catch, worn fastened to clothing
[C13: from Old French broche; see broach1]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

brooch

(broʊtʃ, brutʃ)

also broach



n.
a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.
[1175–1225; Middle English broche broach]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

brooch

pin
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brooch - a decorative pin worn by womenbrooch - a decorative pin worn by women  
pin - a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
sunburst - a jeweled brooch with a pattern resembling the sun
Verb1.brooch - fasten with or as if with a brooch
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

brooch

noun badge, pin, clip, fastening, clasp a sapphire brooch
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
بروشدَبّوس، مَشْبَك صِدْر للزينَه
brož
broche
rintakoru
broš
melltűbross
brjóstnál
ブローチ
브로치
sagė
piespraudesakta
brošňa
zaponka
brosch
เข็มกลัด
ghim hoa cài áo

brooch

[brəʊtʃ] Nprendedor m, broche m; (ancient) → fíbula f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

brooch

[ˈbrəʊtʃ] nbroche f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

brooch

nBrosche f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

brooch

[brəʊtʃ] nspilla, fermaglio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

brooch

(brəutʃ) noun
a decoration, especially for a woman's dress, fastened by a pin. She wore a brooch on the collar of her dress.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

brooch

بروش brož broche Brosche διακοσμητική καρφίτσα broche rintakoru broche broš fermaglio ブローチ 브로치 broche brosje broszka broche брошь brosch เข็มกลัด broş ghim hoa cài áo 胸针
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
Then, with an air of serious reflection, unfastening her large jet brooch, "But you must change brooches, Maggie; that little butterfly looks silly on you."
Also she wore twisted brooches and shining earrings in the form of flowers; and round her soft throat were lovely necklaces.
And when they had gone up upon the well-fitted bed, first Anchises took off her bright jewelry of pins and twisted brooches and earrings and necklaces, and loosed her girdle and stripped off her bright garments and laid them down upon a silver-studded seat.
Broad-brimmed white hats and Panamas, blue-cotton trousers, light-colored stockings, cambric frills, were all here displayed; while upon shirt-fronts, wristbands, and neckties, upon every finger, even upon the very ears, they wore an assortment of rings, shirt-pins, brooches, and trinkets, of which the value only equaled the execrable taste.
Which, like as in the first years of their childhood they make much and be fond and proud of such ornaments, so when they be a little more grown in years and discretion, perceiving that none but children do wear such toys and trifles, they lay them away even of their own shamefastness, without any bidding of their parents, even as our children when they wax big, do caste away nuts, brooches and dolls.
"So there came in three Ambassadors with a hundred servants all apparelled in changeable colours; the most of them in silks; the Ambassadors themselves (for at home in their own country they were noble men) in cloth of gold, with great chains of gold, with gold hanging at their ears, with gold rings upon their fingers, with brooches and aglettes* of gold upon their caps, which glistered full of pearls and precious stones; to be short, trimmed and adorned with all those things, which among the Utopians were either the punishment of bondmen, or the reproach of infamed persons, or else trifles for young children to play withall.
He also pinned several jeweled brooches to Jack Pumpkinhead's red waistcoat, and attached a lorgnette, by means of a fine chain, to the neck of the Saw-Horse.
Caterpillar Club brooches were awarded to individuals who managed to escape falling aircrafts using a parachute.
"Brooches are making a comeback, and earrings are definitely back," notes Vicki.
You'll see lots of jewel embellished shoes on the high street this year, but save yourself some pennies by supergluing brooches to the front of your shoes.
The Stirling Smith is fortunate to have three such brooches in the collection and now the artist June Carey has painted the brooch as the central image of her Guardian Angels mural over the front door of the museum.