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  • (noun): King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329).
    Synonyms: Robert the Bruce, Robert I
    See also — Additional definitions below


The English language name Bruce arrived in Scotland with the Normans, from the place name Brix of the Manche département in Normandy, France, meaning "the willowlands". Initially promulgated via the descendants of King Robert I of Scotland (Robert the Bruce) (1274-1329), it has been a Scottish surname since medieval times; it is now a common given name.

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Bruce Medal
... The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal is awarded every year by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for outstanding lifetime contributions to astronomy ... It is named after Catherine Wolfe Bruce, an American patroness of astronomy, and was first awarded in 1898 ...
Bruce - Sports Managers
... Bruce Bochy, Giants baseball team manager. ...
Betty Ross - Harpy
... enough to defeat the Hulk, by subjecting her to gamma radiation, more than Bruce was subjected to, and transforms her into the insane and lethal Harpy creature ... The Bi-Beast manages to knock the Harpy unconscious and the Hulk reverts back to Bruce Banner, Bi-Beast tells Bruce he brought them there to keep him company but then asks Bruce to ... Bruce agrees to help, and since he doesn't know how Betty got turned into the Harpy, figures he can use the advanced equipment to help her at the same time ...
Carnival Of Carnage - Track Listing
... "Carnival of Carnage" (featuring Esham) Joseph Bruce and Esham A ... Smith Joseph Bruce and Esham A ... Bruce Mike Clark and Joseph Bruce 455 4 ...
J. Bruce Ismay
... Joseph Bruce Ismay (12 December 1862 – 17 October 1937) was an English businessman who served as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line of steamships. 1837 – 23 November 1899) and Margaret Bruce (13 April 1837 – 9 April 1907), daughter of ship-owner Luke Bruce ... of New York, with whom he had five children Margaret Bruce Ismay (29 December 1889 – 1967), who married George Ronald Hamilton Cheape (1881–1957) in 1912 Henry Bruce ...

More definitions of "Bruce":

  • (noun): Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931).
    Synonyms: David Bruce, Sir David Bruce

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