Brest definition by Webster's New World
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- 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
Brest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A city of northwest France on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Its large landlocked harbor was built in 1631 by Cardinal Richelieu as a military base and arsenal. Population: 145,000.
- Formerly Brest-Li·tovsk A city of southwest Belarus on the Bug River near the Polish border. 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. Population: 300,000.