from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A relatively large decorative pin or clasp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of women’s ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body.
- v. To adorn as with a brooch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornament, in various forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by women; a breastpin. Formerly worn by men on the hat.
- n. A painting all of one color, as a sepia painting, or an India painting.
- transitive v. To adorn as with a brooch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornamental clasp consisting of a pin and a projecting or covering shield, used for fastening the dress, or merely for display.
- To adorn with or as with a brooch or brooches.
- n. A monotint, or picture in one color, as a sepia sketch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a decorative pin worn by women
- v. fasten with or as if with a brooch
Middle English broche, pointed tool, brooch, pin; see broach1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)