Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

bruin

play
noun bru·in \ˈbrü-ən\

Definition of bruin

  1. :  bear 1



Origin of bruin

Middle Dutch, name of the bear in Reynard the Fox


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Mammals Terms

Rhymes with bruin


BRUIN Defined for Kids

bruin

play
noun bru·in \ˈbrü-ən\

Definition of bruin

  1. :  1bear 1




Learn More about bruin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bruin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez kittly-benders spindrift duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ