A Scottish surname, most notably of Robert the Bruce.
(person, proper) A masculine name.
A male given name transferred from the surname.
(person) (born Leonard Alfred Schneider) 1925-66; U.S. comedian.
Origin of bruce
From a Norman place name, Brix, of disputed meaning.
Bruce Sentence Examples
In 1138 David of Scotland made it a centre of military operations, and it was ravaged by Wallace in 1296, by Bruce in 1312, and by David II.
Bruce at Bannockburn makes the same oration as Alexander at "Effesoun."
North of the Murchison, Mount Augustus and Mount Bruce, with their connecting highlands, cut off the coastal drainage from the interior; but no point on the north-west coast reaches a greater altitude than 4000 feet.
Bruce, the leader of the Scottish expedition, finds that there is a ridge " extending in a curve from Madagascar to Bouvet Island, and from Bouvet Island to the Sandwich group, whence there is a forked connexion through the South Orkneys to Graham's Land, and through South Georgia to the Falkland Islands and the South American continent."