brochure 1748, from Fr. brochure "a stitched work," from brocher "to stitch" (sheets together), from O.Fr. brochier "to prick, jab, pierce," from broche "pointed tool, awl" (see BROACH (Cf. broach) (n.)).

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  • brochure — [ brɔʃyr ] n. f. • 1377; de brocher 1 ♦ Décor d un tissu broché. Brochure d argent. 2 ♦ (1718) Petit ouvrage imprimé et broché. ⇒ livret, opuscule, tract. Une brochure publicitaire, technique. ● brochure nom féminin Atelier où s effectue le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • brochure — bro‧chure [ˈbrəʊʆə, ʆʊə ǁ broʊˈʆʊr] noun [countable] MARKETING a thin book giving information or advertising something: • Send for a free brochure today. • The company brochure says they are committed to protecting the environment. * * * brochure …   Financial and business terms

  • brochure — BROCHURE. s. f. Action de brocher un livre. Cette femme est occupée à la brochure. Des livres en feuilles et en brochure. [b]f♛/b] On donne aussi ce nom à des livres imprimés, de peu de volume, et qu on ne vend guère qu en brochure et non reliés …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • brochure — brochure, pamphlet The two words used to be more or less synonymous, but have gone separate ways: a brochure is a glossy leaflet used in advertising, whereas a pamphlet is a small unbound printed booklet, normally meant to be informative rather… …   Modern English usage

  • Brochure — Bro*chure , n. [F., fr. brocher to stitch. See {Broach}, v. t.] A printed and stitched book containing only a few leaves; a pamphlet; a single sheet folded to make four pages. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brochure — /brɔ ʃyr/, it. /bro ʃur/ s.f., fr. [der. di brocher cucire ], in ital. invar. 1. (bibl.) [libro con semplice copertina di carta o cartoncino] ▶◀ brossura. 2. (bibl.) [piccolo libretto] ▶◀ opuscolo, plaquette …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • brochure — /fr. bʀɔˈʃyʀ/ [vc. fr., da brocher, nel sign. di «fare in fretta, senza cura», quindi, propriamente «legatura alla buona»] s. f. inv. 1. brossura 2. opuscolo, volantino, dépliant (fr.), pieghevole, folder (ingl.), catalogo …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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  • brochure — ► NOUN ▪ a magazine containing pictures and information about a product or service. ORIGIN French, something stitched , related to BROACH(Cf. ↑broach) and BROOCH(Cf. ↑brooch) …   English terms dictionary

  • brochure — [brō shoor′] n. [Fr < brocher, to stitch: see BROACH] a pamphlet, esp. one advertising or promoting something …   English World dictionary

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