Definitions for Bracebreɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bracebreɪs(n.; v.)braced, brac•ing.

  1. (n.)something that holds parts together or in place, as a clasp or clamp.

  2. anything that imparts rigidity or steadiness.

  3. a device for holding and turning a bit for boring or drilling; bitstock.

    Category: Building Trades, Machinery

  4. a piece of timber, metal, etc., for supporting or positioning another part of a framework.

    Category: Building Trades

  5. (on a square-rigged ship) a rope by which a yard is swung about and secured horizontally.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  6. Usu., braces. an oral appliance consisting generally of wires or bands, used to correct misalignment of the teeth and jaws by exerting pressure on the teeth and their supporting structures.

    Category: Dentistry

  7. an orthopedic appliance for supporting a weak joint or joints.

    Category: Surgery

  8. braces, Chiefly Brit.

    Category: British, Clothing

    Ref: suspender (def. 1). 1

  9. a pair; couple:

    a brace of grouse.

  10. one of two characters {or} used to enclose words or lines to be considered together.

    Category: Printing

    Ref: bracket (def. 4). 3

  11. a printed brace connecting musical staves.

    Category: Music and Dance

  12. a protective band for the wrist or lower arm, esp. a bracer.

  13. Mil. a position of attention with exaggeratedly stiff posture.

    Category: Military

  14. (v.t.)to furnish, fasten, or strengthen with or as if with a brace.

  15. to steady (oneself), as against a shock.

  16. to make tight; increase the tension of.

  17. to act as a stimulant to.

  18. to swing or turn around (the yards of a ship) by means of the braces.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  19. brace up,Informal. to summon up one's courage; become resolute.

    Category: Informal, Verb Phrase

Origin of brace:

1300–50; ME < AF, OF: pair of arms < L brācchia, pl. of brācchium arm < Gk; see brachium

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brace(noun)

    a support that steadies or strengthens something else

    "he wore a brace on his knee"

  2. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad(noun)

    two items of the same kind

  3. pair, brace(noun)

    a set of two similar things considered as a unit

  4. brace(noun)

    either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

  5. brace(noun)

    a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it

  6. brace, suspender, gallus(noun)

    elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

  7. brace, braces, orthodontic braces(noun)

    an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

  8. brace, bitstock(noun)

    a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring

  9. brace, bracing(verb)

    a structural member used to stiffen a framework

  10. brace, poise(verb)

    prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

  11. brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise(verb)

    support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

    "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"

  12. brace(verb)

    support by bracing

  13. stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up(verb)

    cause to be alert and energetic

    "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. brace(noun)ɪs

    an object used to hold sth in place

    ***a brace for the porch roof

  2. braceɪs

    a metal device used to make the teeth straight

  3. braceɪs

    straps to hold up pants

  4. braceɪs

    braces for teeth

    ***He'll have to have a brace.

  5. brace(verb)ɪs

    to make yourself ready for sth unpleasant

    He braced himself for the pain.

Wiktionary

  1. brace(Noun)

    Armor for the arm; vambrace.

  2. brace(Noun)

    A measurement of length, originally representing a person's outstretched arms.

  3. brace(Noun)

    A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.

  4. brace(Noun)

    That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.

  5. brace(Noun)

    A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension

  6. brace(Noun)

    A thong used to regulate the tension of a drum.

  7. brace(Noun)

    A vertical curved line or "curly bracket": { or } connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be considered together, such as in ; or, in music, used to connect staves.

  8. brace(Noun)

    A pair, a couple; originally used of dogs, and later of animals generally and then other things, but rarely human persons. (The plural in this sense is unchanged.) In use (as ), this is a particularly common reference to game birds.

  9. brace(Noun)

    A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.

  10. brace(Verb)

    To prepare for something bad, as an impact or blow. All hands, brace for impact!

  11. brace(Verb)

    To swing round the yards of a square rigged ship, using braces, to present a more efficient sail surface to the direction of the wind

  12. brace(Verb)

    To stop someone for questioning, usually said of police

  13. brace(Verb)

    To confront with questions, demands or requests

  14. brace(Noun)

    A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.

  15. brace(Noun)

    The mouth of a shaft.

  16. brace(Noun)

    (usually plural) Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.

  17. brace(Noun)

    (usually plural) A system of wires, brackets, and elastic bands used to correct crooked teeth or to reduce overbite.

  18. brace(Noun)

    Two goals scored by one player in a game.

  19. Origin: From brace, from bracchia, the

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brace(noun)

    that which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop

  2. Brace(noun)

    a cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum

  3. Brace(noun)

    the state of being braced or tight; tension

  4. Brace(noun)

    a piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell

  5. Brace(noun)

    a vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves

  6. Brace(noun)

    a rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon

  7. Brace(noun)

    a curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock

  8. Brace(noun)

    a pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt

  9. Brace(noun)

    straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders

  10. Brace(noun)

    harness; warlike preparation

  11. Brace(noun)

    armor for the arm; vantbrace

  12. Brace(noun)

    the mouth of a shaft

  13. Brace(verb)

    to furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building

  14. Brace(verb)

    to draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves

  15. Brace(verb)

    to bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly

  16. Brace(verb)

    to place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd

  17. Brace(verb)

    to move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards

  18. Brace(verb)

    to get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BRACE

    Security for the trousers. BRACER Security for the stomach. BRACELET Security for the pawn-broker.


Translations for Brace

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

brace(noun)

something that draws together and holds tightly

a brace to straighten teeth.

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