What does the word brine mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Briny.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Salt water; the sea; tears.

Usage examples for brine

  1. In the Prologue to Fifine at the Fair he compares the joy of poetry to a swimmer's joy in the sea: the vigour that such disport in sun and sea communicates is the vigour of joyous play; afterwards, if we please, we can ascertain the constituents of sea- water by a chemical analysis; but the analysis will not convey to us the sensations of the sunshine and the dancing brine. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden