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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brute /ˈbrut/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brute a.
 1. Not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence or volition; as, the brute earth; the brute powers of nature.
 2. Not possessing reason, irrational; unthinking; as, a brute beast; the brute creation.
 A creature . . . not prone
 And brute as other creatures, but endued
 With sanctity of reason.   --Milton.
 3. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, a brute beast. Hence: Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless; as, brute violence.
    The influence of capital and mere brute labor.   --Playfair.
 4. Having the physical powers predominating over the mental; coarse; unpolished; unintelligent.
    A great brute farmer from Liddesdale.   --Sir W. Scott.
 5. Rough; uncivilized; unfeeling. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brute, n.
 1. An animal destitute of human reason; any animal not human; esp. a quadruped; a beast.
    Brutes may be considered as either aërial, terrestrial, aquatic, or amphibious.   --Locke.
 2. A brutal person; a savage in heart or manners; as unfeeling or coarse person.
    An ill-natured brute of a husband.   --Franklin.
 Syn: -- See Beast.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brute, v. t.  To report; to bruit. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility;
            "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force";
            "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of
            prisoners" [syn: beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish]
      n 1: a cruelly rapacious person [syn: beast, wolf, savage,
      2: a living organism characterized by voluntary movement [syn:
         animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna]