brasier 1[brey-zher] Examples noun
brasier 2[brey-zher] noun
brazier 1or bra·sier [brey-zher] noun
- a metal receptacle for holding live coals or other fuel, as for heating a room.
- a simple cooking device consisting of a container of live coals covered by a grill or thin metal top upon which the food, usually meat, is placed.
Origin of brazier 1 1680–90; earlier brasier braise,brazier 2or bra·sier [brey-zher] noun
- a person who makes articles of brass.
Origin of brazier 2 1275–1325; Middle English brasier, equivalent to Old English bræsi(an) to work in brass + -erDictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for brasier Historical Examples of brasier
Certainly she is a brasier at which one may warm one’s soul.
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
When she saw that it was ended, she threw her weapon into the brasier.
Guy de Maupassant
The fire is gathered into a brasier that it may warm all the house.
The glare of the brasier in the forge and the furnace alone lighted the workshop.
We noticed this woodcutter’s hut and a brasier that was almost extinct.
British Dictionary definitions for brasier brasier noun
- a less common spelling of
brazier 1brasier noun
- a person engaged in brass-working or brass-founding
Derived Formsbraziery, nounWord Origin for brazier C14: from Old English bræsian to work in brass + -er 1 brazier 2brasier noun
- a portable metal receptacle for burning charcoal or coal, used for cooking, heating, etc
Word Origin for brazier C17: from French brasier, from braise live coals; see braise Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for brasier brazier n.
“metal container to hold burning coals,” 1680s, from French brasier “pan of hot coals,” from Old French brasier, from brese “embers” (see).
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