Brett


Brett

Brett may refer to several different things:A given name, from a Middle English surname meaning "a Breton", referring to an inhabitant of Brittany.

Names

As a first name:
* Brett Anderson, former lead singer of Suede
* Brett Angell, English footballer
* Brett Austin, New Zealand breaststroke swimmer
* Brett Claywell, American Actor
* Brett Dean, Australian composer, violist and conductor
* Brett Emerton, Australian Football (soccer) player (currently at Blackburn Rovers)
* Brett Evans, South African footballer
* Brett Favre, NFL football player
* Brett Gurewitz, guitarist for Bad Religion, owner of Epitaph Records
* Brett Hopper, fictional detective from the US television series Day Break, played by Taye Diggs
* Brett Hull, Canadian NHL ice hockey player and son of Bobby Hull
* Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
* Brett Lee, Australian cricketer
* Brett Novek, American model.
* Brett Ormerod, English professional football player
* Brett Robinson, Former Australian Rugby Union player
* Brett Somers, actress, singer, and comedienne
* Brett Stewart, Australian rugby league player
* Brett Stewart, New Zealand actor
* Brett Weston, American Photographer
* Brett White, Australian rugby league player
* Brett Whiteley, Australian artist
* Brett Winslow, American volleyball player

As a surname:
* Brian Brett, Canadian writer
* George Brett (military) (1886-1963), United States Army Air Forces general
* George Brett (baseball) (b. 1953), American baseball player, brother of Ken Brett
* Henry Brett, English polo player
* Jan Brett, American children's writer
* Jeremy Brett, British actor
* John Brett, 19th Century British painter
* Ken Brett, American baseball player
* Laurie Brett, British actress
* Paul Brett, British classic rock guitarist
* Philip Milledoler Brett, American university president
* Reginald Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, British politician
* Richard Brett, English scholar
* Robert Brett, Canadian politician
* Simon Brett, British writer
* Stephen Brett, New Zealand rugby player
* Sylvia Brett, Ranee of Sarawak., aka "Sylvia Brooke".
* Thomas Brett, English cricketer
* William Brett, English politician and businessman
* William Baliol Brett, 1st Viscount Esher, British lawyer

Places

*River Brett, a river in Suffolk, England
*Brett Harbour, an area of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

ee also

* Bret
* Brettanomyces, a strain of yeast commonly known as "Brett" in winemaking.


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  • Brett — bezeichnet: gesäumtes oder ungesäumtes Schnittholz eine Spielplatte für Brettspiele, siehe Spielbrett ein Sportgerät beim Geräteturnen und Wasserspringen, siehe Sprungbrett kurz ein Schwarzes Brett ein themengebundenes Forum, z.B. im Usenet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brett — Brett: Das westgerm. Wort mhd., ahd. bret, asächs. bred, aengl. bred gehört im Sinne von »‹aus einem Stamm› Geschnittenes« zu der unter ↑ bohren behandelten Wortgruppe. Eng verwandt sind 1↑ Bord (dazu Bordell) und 2↑ Bord (dazu bordieren, Borte) …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Brett — Sn std. (8. Jh.), mhd. bret, ahd. bret, as. (beddi )bred Stammwort. Aus wg. * breda n. Brett . Im Ablaut dazu steht Bord1; es ist deshalb nicht ausgeschlossen, daß eine gemeinsame, ablautende Grundlage (also ein Wurzelnomen) vorausliegt. Zu der… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Brett — Brett, n. Same as {Britzska}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brett — Brett, so v.w. Bret …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Brett [1] — Brett (engl.), langer vierräderiger Luxuswagen mit Kaleschenverdeck, vier Sitzen im Innern und besonderm Kutschersitz; eine Art Britschka (s.d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brett [2] — Brett (Bret, Planke, Diele, Lade), eine mittels Blocksägen, auch Säge oder Schneidemühlen aus einem Baumstamm geschnittene Holzplatte. Herrenbretter sind 3/4 Zoll (19,6 mm) stark, 68 Zoll (16 bis 21 cm) breit, rein, gut und vollkantig;… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brett — m English: transferred use of the surname, which originated in the Middle Ages as an ethnic name for one of the Bretons who arrived in England in the wake of the Norman Conquest; it is most common in East Anglia, where Breton settlement was… …   First names dictionary

  • Brett — [Wichtig (Rating 3200 5600)] Auch: • Tafel Bsp.: • Der Lehrer schreibt an die Tafel …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Brett — Das Brett bohren, wo es am dünnsten ist: sich eine Sache leicht machen; eine Sache da angreifen, wo sie am günstigsten zu bewältigen ist.{{ppd}}    Die Redensart ist verwandt mit dem Sprichwort ›Faulheit bohrt nicht gern dicke Bretter‹; ähnlich… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome


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