What is the difference between brooch and pin?
Brooch is a synonym of pin.
As nouns the difference between brooch and pin
is that brooch
is a piece of women’s ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body while pin
is a small device, made (usually) of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
As verbs the difference between brooch and pin
is that brooch
is to adorn as with a brooch while pin
is (often followed by a preposition such as'' to''' ''or'' '
on ) to fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A piece of women’s ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body.
A painting all of one colour, such as a sepia painting.
To adorn as with a brooch.
A small device, made (usually) of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
A small nail with a head and a sharp point.
A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.
- With pins of adamant / And chains they made all fast.
A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
(in plural'' pins ; ''informal ) A leg.
- Pull the pin out of the grenade before throwing it at the enemy.
(electricity) Any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector.
- I'm not so good on my pins these days.
A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.
(US) A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.
(chess) A scenario in which moving a lesser piece to escape from attack would expose a more valuable piece to attack.
(curling) The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area)
- The UK standard connector for domestic mains electricity has three pins .
- The shot landed right on the pin .
(dated) A mood, a state of being.
- the very pin of his heart cleft
One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each person should drink.
(medicine, obsolete) caligo
- a merry pin
A thing of small value; a trifle.
A peg in musical instruments for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
(engineering) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
The tenon of a dovetail joint.
- He did not care a pin for her.
* (small nail) nail, tack
* (cylinder of wood or metal) peg
* (games) skittle
* (jewellery fastened with a pin) brooch
* (accessory) badge
* (jewellery fastened with a pin) breastpin
* (chess) absolute pin, relative pin, partial pin
* belaying pin
* clothespin / clothes pin
* drawing pin
* gudgeon pin
* on a pin
* on pins and needles
* pin money
* pins and needles
* pin-up, pinup
* rolling pin
* safety pin
(often followed by a preposition such as'' to''' ''or'' ' on ) To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
(chess, usually, in the passive) To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.
(wrestling) To pin down (someone).
To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
(computing, GUI) To attach (an icon, application, etc.) to another item.
- to pin a window to the Taskbar
* pin down
* pin in
* pin on
* pin the tail on the donkey
* pin up