from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A binary compound of bromine with another element, such as silver.
- n. Potassium bromide.
- n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. See Synonyms at cliché.
- n. A tiresome person; a bore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A binary compound of bromine and some other element or radical.
- n. A dose of bromide taken as a sedative.
- n. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
- n. A platitude.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compound of bromine with a positive radical.
- n. A person who is conventional and commonplace in his habits of thought and conversation.
- n. a conventional or trite saying; -- often used in the phrase “old bromide”.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound formed by the union of bromine with another element or with an organic radical. Also bromuret.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trite or obvious remark
- n. any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs
From brom(ine) + -ide. (Wiktionary)