KJV Dictionary Definition: brook


BROOK, n. Gr. to rain, to pour, to flow. A small natural stream of water, or a current flowing from a spring or fountain less than a river. In some parts of America, run is used in a like sense; but run is also applied to larger streams than brook.

BROOK, v.t. Gr. to eat, to grind the teeth. Literally, to chew or digest, as the Fr. digerir. Hence,

To bear; to endure; to support; as,young men cannot brook restraint.