KJV Dictionary Definition: brute


BRUTE, a. L. brutus, senseless,irrational.

1. Senseless; unconscious; as the brute earth.

2. Irrational; ferine; as a brute beast.

3. Bestial; in common with beasts; as brute violence.

4. Rough; uncivilized; insensible; as a brute philosopher.

BRUTE, n. A beast; any animal destitute of reason, and of course the word comprehends all animals except man, but is applied mostly to the larger beasts.

1. A brutal person; a savage in heart or manners; a low bred,unfeeling man.

BRUTE, v.t. for bruit, to report. Not used.


BRU'TELY, adv. In a rude manner.


BRU'TENESS, n. Brutality.