What does brace mean?

Definitions for brace
breɪsbrace

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bracenoun

    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, duadnoun

    two items of the same kind

  3. pair, bracenoun

    a set of two similar things considered as a unit

  4. bracenoun

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

  5. bracenoun

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

  6. brace, suspender, gallusnoun

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

  7. brace, braces, orthodontic bracesnoun

    an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

  8. brace, bitstocknoun

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

  9. brace, bracingverb

    a structural member used to stiffen a framework

  10. brace, poiseverb

    prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

  11. brace, steady, stabilize, stabiliseverb

    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. braceverb

    support by bracing

  13. stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk upverb

    cause to be alert and energetic

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

Wiktionary

  1. bracenoun

    Armor for the arm; vambrace.

  2. bracenoun

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

  3. bracenoun

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

  4. bracenoun

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

  5. bracenoun

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

  6. bracenoun

    A thong used to regulate the tension of a drum.

  7. bracenoun

    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. bracenoun

    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. bracenoun

    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. braceverb

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

  11. braceverb

    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. braceverb

    To stop someone for questioning, usually said of police

  13. braceverb

    To confront with questions, demands or requests

  14. bracenoun

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

  15. bracenoun

    The mouth of a shaft.

  16. bracenoun

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

  17. bracenoun

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

  18. bracenoun

    Two goals scored by one player in a game.

  19. Etymology: From brace, from bracchia, the

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bracenoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    The little bones of the ear-drum do the same office in straining and relaxing it, as the braces of the war drum do in that. William Derham, Physico-Theology.

    Charge Venus to command her son,
    Wherever else she lets him rove,
    To shun my house, and field, and grove;
    Peace cannot dwell with hate or love. Matthew Prior.

    As it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes,
    So may he with more facile question bear it;
    For that it stands not in such warlike brace,
    But altogether lacks th’ abilities
    That Rhodes is dress’d in. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    The most frequent cause of deafness is the laxness of the tympanum, when it has lost its brace or tension. William Holder.

  2. Bracenoun

    Etymology: of uncertain terminology.

    Down from a hill the beasts that reign in woods,
    First hunter then, pursu’d a gentle brace,
    Goodliest of all the forest, hart and hind. Par. Lost, b. xi.

    Ten brace and more of greyhounds, snowy fair,
    And tall as stags, ran loose, and cours’d around his chair. John Dryden, Fables.

    He is said, this summer, to have shot with his own hands fifty brace of pheasants. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 36.

    But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded,
    I here could pluck his highness’ frown upon you. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

  3. To BRACEverb

    Etymology: embrasser, Fr.

    The women of China, by bracing and binding them from their infancy, have very little feet. John Locke.

    The tympanum is not capable of tension that way, in such a manner as a drum is braced. William Holder, Elements of Speech.

    The diminution of the force of the pressure of the external air, in bracing the fibres, must create a debility in muscular motion. John Arbuthnot, on Air.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bracenoun

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

  2. Bracenoun

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

  3. Bracenoun

    the state of being braced or tight; tension

  4. Bracenoun

    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. Bracenoun

    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. Bracenoun

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

  7. Bracenoun

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

  8. Bracenoun

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

  9. Bracenoun

    straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders

  10. Bracenoun

    harness; warlike preparation

  11. Bracenoun

    armor for the arm; vantbrace

  12. Bracenoun

    the mouth of a shaft

  13. Braceverb

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

  14. Braceverb

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

  15. Braceverb

    to bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly

  16. Braceverb

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

  17. Braceverb

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

  18. Braceverb

    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. Jerry Rice:

    This may be a decision the The Buffaloes lament : A fumble on a conservative run play while trying to run out the clock with less than 30 seconds remaining until halftime. The Utes turned Jarek Broussards miscue into a 42-yard field goal by Jadon Redding as time expired to give the offense a little confidence boost. Ty Jordan shined in a matchup between two highly touted tailbacks. The freshman finished with 147 yards rushing. His counterpart, Broussard, started slow but finished with 80 yards, which was well below his 183.3 average. The Buffaloes suffered a huge blow in the first half when they lost linebacker Nate Landman to what could be a season-ending ankle injury. Using a scooter and wearing a leg brace, the emotional leader of the team returned to the sideline. His absence was felt in the second half. Jerry Rice gave The Buffaloes a 14-7 lead late in the first half with Colorados first punt return for a score since Sept. 9, 2017. Jerry Rice also scored on a bubble screen to put The Buffaloes up 21-10 moments in the the third quarter. The last Colorado player to record a TD on both a reception and a return( punt or kickoff) in the same game was Walter Stanley against Texas Tech on Sept. 12, 1981, according to the school. Rices feat felt bittersweet in light of the loss. Kind of hurts.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Commonwealth and the Empire last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.

  3. 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 its 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.

  4. Garrett Dickman:

    After the Castle Fire, I think we have to brace ourselves for something that could be much worse, there's a difference between a 2,000-year-old tree and one that's 15 years old -- like one's a landscaping plant and one is just like a spiritual experience.

  5. Aaron McDonald:

    I currently have a client who just yesterday reported such a behavior in her dog, Isis. Her toddler has a tendency to climb and tumble. As a response, the dog now stands behind her to brace her fall. The owner gave no such instruction. What emotion drives that innovation, if not feelings of empathy ? Empathy is found at the heart of social attachment.

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Translations for brace

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  • هدفينArabic
  • голяма скоба, свръзка, обтяжка, скобаBulgarian
  • posílit se, složená závorkaCzech
  • tandbøjleDanish
  • geschweifte Klammer, brassen, stemmen, gefasst machen, wappnen, anspannen, Brasse, einstellen, Doppelpack, verstrebenGerman
  • άγκιστρο, στήριγμαGreek
  • doblete, abrazaderaSpanish
  • بند شلوارPersian
  • kiristin, ahdin, ahtaa, prassata, brassi, aaltosulje, side, [[valmistautua]] [[törmäysFinnish
  • brasser, accolade, toise, retenir, doublé, ficheFrench
  • aggancio, puntellarsi, bretella, braccia, abbraccio, grappa, uncino, tenersi forte, doppietta, graffaItalian
  • ueLatin
  • perehi, tauhōkai, tautekaMāori
  • stag, hold deg fast!Norwegian
  • klamraPolish
  • chavePortuguese
  • фигурная скобка, приготовиться, брас, упорка, подпорка, скоба, готовиться, держаться, крепиться, раскос, распорка, скрепаRussian
  • spännaSwedish
  • ทาบThai
  • cú đúpVietnamese

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