What does bracket mean?

Definitions for bracketˈbræk ɪt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bracket(noun)

    a category falling within certain defined limits


  1. bracket(Noun)

    A fixture attached to a wall to hold up a shelf.

  2. bracket(Noun)

    Any intermediate object that connects a smaller part to a larger part, the smaller part typically projecting sideways from the larger part.

  3. bracket(Noun)

    Generically, any of "(", ")", "[", "]", "{", "}", and, in the area of computer languages, "<", ">".

  4. bracket(Noun)

    "(" and ")" specifically, the other forms above requiring adjectives for disambiguation.

  5. bracket(Noun)

    "[" and "]" specifically - opposed to the other forms of which have their own technical names.

  6. bracket(Noun)

    One of several ranges of numbers.

    tax bracket, age bracket

  7. bracket(Verb)

    To bound on both sides, to surround as enclosing with brackets.

    I tried to hit the bullseye by first bracketing it with two shots and then splitting the difference with my third, but I missed.

  8. bracket(Verb)

    To place in the same category.

    Because the didn't have enough young boys for two full teams, they bracketed the seven-year olds with the eight-year olds.

  9. bracket(Verb)

    To mark distinctly for special treatment.

  10. bracket(Verb)

    To set aside, discount, ignore.

  11. bracket(Verb)

    To take multiple images of the same subject, using a range of exposure settings, in order to help ensure that a satisfactory image is obtained.

  12. bracket(Verb)

    In the philosophical system of Edmund Husserl and his followers, to set aside metaphysical theories and existential questions concerning what is real in order to focus philosophical attention simply on the actual content of experience.

  13. Origin: bragget, probably from braguette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bracket(noun)

    an architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office

  2. Bracket(noun)

    a piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles

  3. Bracket(noun)

    a shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support

  4. Bracket(noun)

    the cheek or side of an ordnance carriage

  5. Bracket(noun)

    one of two characters [], used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; -- called also crotchet

  6. Bracket(noun)

    a gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like

  7. Bracket(verb)

    to place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets


  1. Bracket

    Brackets are tall punctuation marks used in matched pairs within text, to set apart or interject other text. Used unqualified, brackets refer to different types of brackets in different parts of the world and in different contexts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bracket

    brak′et, n. a support for something fastened to a wall, the ornamental metal pipe bearing gas-lamps, &c.: (pl.) in printing, the marks [ ] used to enclose one or more words: one of the side pieces of a gun-carriage, supporting the trunnions.—v.t. to support by brackets: to enclose by brackets: to group two names, as in an honour list, implying equality. [Fr. braguette; Sp. bragueta—L. braca, bracæ, breeches.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bracket

    A structural support for a piece of architecture, construction or engineering made from a variety of materials.

    Brackets are used in engineering, architecture and construction and take a variety of forms and materials.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bracket' in Nouns Frequency: #2964


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bracket in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bracket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. ambassador chris:

    valley's days bracket God ways equals testimonies

  2. Ron Weiner:

    You have to do the math of the individual tax bracket.

  3. The Gemini 12:

    My bracket is going to turn out just as good as Dick’s, a little bit better maybe.

  4. Carol Berger:

    The thing that surprises a lot of people is that they fall into a higher tax bracket.

  5. Blair Fleming:

    We provide a bulge bracket experience for the employee, but with a boutique mentality.

Images & Illustrations of bracket

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Translations for bracket

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قوسArabic
  • конзола, средна скоба, скоба, подпора, малка скоба, слагам в скобиBulgarian
  • claudàtor, parèntesi quadratCatalan, Valencian
  • konzola, kulatá závorka, závorka, stromeček, hranatá závorkaCzech
  • Klammer, runde Klammer, eckige Klammer, BelichtungsreiheGerman
  • ομάδα, παρένθεση, άγκιστρο, αγκύλη, κομβοέλασμα, υποστήριγμα, κατηγορία, γωνιώδης αγκύλη, υπέρεισμαGreek
  • corchete, consola, paréntesis, soporteSpanish
  • sulku, hakasulku, hakasulje, haarukka, sulkumerkki, pidin, luokka, pukki, kannatin, ottelujärjestys, sulje, kaarisulku, hyllynkannatin, haarukoidaFinnish
  • parenthèse, crochetFrench
  • brac, lúibín cearnach, lúibínIrish
  • camag, sorchan, camag cheàrnach, camag chruinnScottish Gaelic
  • lhoobeenManx
  • कोष्ठकHindi
  • konzol, zárójel, falikarHungarian
  • parentesiItalian
  • 括弧Japanese
  • taiepa pewa, taiepa tūtikaMāori
  • загради, држач, средна заграда, потпирач, мала заграда, заградаMacedonian
  • tanda kurung sikuMalay
  • vierkant haakje, blokhaak, vierkante haak, rond haakje, haakje, ronde haak, parenthese, blokhaakjeDutch
  • nawias, nawias kwadratowyPolish
  • apoio, parêntese, colchete, parêntesis, tabela, suportePortuguese
  • кронштейн, круглая скобка, скобка, квадратная скобкаRussian
  • zátvorka, hranatá zátvorkaSlovak
  • oklepaj, konzola, oglati oklepajSlovene
  • parentezëAlbanian
  • parentes, hakparentes, intervallSwedish
  • ayraç, parantezTurkish

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