- seaport in W France, on the Atlantic: pop. 148,000
- city in SW Belarus, on the Bug River: pop. 277,000: site of the signing of a separate peace treaty (March, 1918) between Russia & the Central Powersformerly called Brest-Litovsk
- A city of northwest France on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Its large sheltered harbor was built in 1631 by Cardinal Richelieu as a naval base.
- Formerly Brest-Li·tovsk A city of southwest Belarus on the Bug River near the Polish border. It was the site (1596) of a synod of Eastern Orthodox church leaders who broke with Constantinople and entered into communion with the Roman Catholic Church, thereby establishing the Eastern Catholic churches. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, a separate peace treaty between Russia and the German coalition in World War I, was signed here on March 3, 1918.
- Obsolete spelling of breast.