What does brace mean?

Definitions for brace
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word brace.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. brace(Noun)

    Armor for the arm; vambrace.

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  2. brace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  3. brace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  4. brace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  5. brace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  6. brace(Noun)

    A thong used to regulate the tension of a drum.

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  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.

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  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.

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  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.

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  10. brace(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  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

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  12. brace(Verb)

    To stop someone for questioning, usually said of police

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  13. brace(Verb)

    To confront with questions, demands or requests

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  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.

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  15. brace(Noun)

    The mouth of a shaft.

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  16. brace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  17. brace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

  18. brace(Noun)

    Two goals scored by one player in a game.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brace

    brās, v.t. (Spens.) to embrace, encompass.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BRACE

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brace

    The braces are ropes belonging to all the yards of a ship; two to each yard, rove through blocks that are stropped to the yards, or fastened to pendants, seized to the yard-arms. Their use is either to square or traverse the yards horizontally; hence, to brace the yard, is to bring it to either side by means of the braces. In ship-building, braces are plates of iron, copper, or mixed metal, which are used to bind efficiently a weakness in a vessel; as also to receive the pintles by which the rudder is hung.

Anagrams for brace »

  1. acerb, caber, cabre, cabré

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brace in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of brace in a Sentence

  1. Kee Kim:

    If you’re just moving house and it’s temporary, then a brace is a good idea, but using it all the time is counterproductive because you are allowing the muscles to weaken.

  2. Nobuhiko Kuramochi:

    Investors brace for weak earnings, but if U.S. companies give positive surprises, the market may be supported.

  3. Caroline Wozniacki:

    I had my ankle injury and broke two ligaments, my foot kind of went out of its socket. I was trying to slide on a clay court at full speed, and it just got stuck. I was actually wearing a brace, and the next day the doctor told me if I hadn’t been, my bone would probably have been sticking out of my foot. It was excruciating.

  4. The CEO:

    We are planning our projections based on Brent price at $30 for this year, and must brace ourselves for the corresponding impact to our financial performance. 2016 and 2017 will continue to be challenging for Petronas.

  5. Hikaru Sato:

    The best-case scenario for the market is that the BOJ decides to increase government debt purchases without cutting interest rates further into negative territory, but the BOJ can't save face if it does not cut rates into negative territory after it introduced the negative interest rate policy (in January), so we need to brace for such possibility, too.

Images & Illustrations of brace

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Translations for brace

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  • هدفينArabic
  • свръзка, скоба, обтяжка, голяма скобаBulgarian
  • složená závorka, posílit seCzech
  • tandbøjleDanish
  • verstreben, einstellen, Brasse, stemmen, brassen, gefasst machen, wappnen, anspannen, Doppelpack, geschweifte KlammerGerman
  • άγκιστρο, στήριγμαGreek
  • doblete, abrazaderaSpanish
  • بند شلوارPersian
  • ahdin, [[valmistautua]] [[törmäys, side, aaltosulje, brassi, prassata, ahtaa, kiristinFinnish
  • fiche, doublé, retenir, toise, accolade, brasserFrench
  • braccia, abbraccio, grappa, uncino, tenersi forte, doppietta, aggancio, puntellarsi, graffa, bretellaItalian
  • ueLatin
  • perehi, tauteka, tauhōkaiMāori
  • hold deg fast!, stagNorwegian
  • klamraPolish
  • chavePortuguese
  • скрепа, распорка, раскос, крепиться, держаться, готовиться, скоба, фигурная скобка, подпорка, упорка, брас, приготовитьсяRussian
  • spännaSwedish
  • ทาบThai
  • cú đúpVietnamese

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