Definitions for



Overview of noun bristle

The noun bristle has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) bristle

(a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic)

2. (1) bristle

(a stiff hair)


Overview of verb bristle

The verb bristle has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) abound, burst, bristle

(be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers")

2. (2) bristle, uprise, stand up

(rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!")

3. bristle

(have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles; "bristling leaves")

4. bristle

(react in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program")

Synonym.com © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
Classroom | Privacy Policy | Terms | Ad Choices