HyperDic: bristle

English > 6 senses of the word bristle:
NOUNartifactbristlea stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament)
animalbristlea stiff hair
VERBstativebristle, abound, burstbe in a state of movement or action
motionbristle, uprise, stand uprise up as in fear
stativebristlehave or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles
cognitionbristlereact in an offended or angry manner
bristle > pronunciation
Soundsbrih'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > bristle: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic.
Part ofbrushAn implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
Broaderfiber, fibreA slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
Spanishcerda
Catalancerra
Adjectivesbristlyhaving or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
English > bristle: 6 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA stiff hair.
BroaderhairA filamentous projection / projection or process on an organism
Spanishcerda
Catalancerra
Verbsbristlerise up as in fear
English > bristle: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe in a state of movement or action.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe streets bristle with crowds
Example "The garden bristled with toddlers"
Synonymsabound, burst
Broaderhave, featureHave as a feature
Spanishabundar, explotar
Catalanabundar, explotar
English > bristle: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningRise up as in fear.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The dog's fur bristled"
Synonymsuprise, stand up
Spanisherizarse, erizar
Catalaneriçar-se
Nounsbristlea stiff hair
English > bristle: 6 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningHave or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Broaderhave, featureHave as a feature
English > bristle: 6 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningreact in an offended or angry manner.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something

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