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Definitions of brink

  1. a region marking a boundary Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the edge of a steep place Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The edge, margin, or border, especially of a steep place. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The edge or border of a steep place or of a river. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. The verge, as of a precipice; margin; bank; shore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The edge or margin of a steep place. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for brink

  1. What evil influence pressing him on to the brink of ruin? – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  2. But Vortigern sat upon the brink of the pool till night to see what else would happen. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
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