What does buckle mean?

Definitions for buckle
ˈbʌk əlbuck·le

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word buckle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bucklenoun

    fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong

  2. warp, buckleverb

    a shape distorted by twisting or folding

  3. buckle, claspverb

    fasten with a buckle or buckles

  4. buckle, crumpleverb

    fold or collapse

    "His knees buckled"

  5. heave, buckle, warpverb

    bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

    "The highway buckled during the heat wave"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BUCKLEnoun

    Etymology: bwccl, Welch, and the same in the Armorick; boucle, Fr.

    Fair lined slippers for the cold,
    With buckles of the purest gold. William Shakespeare.

    The chlamys was a sort of short cloak tied with a buckle, commonly to the right shoulder. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    Three seal-rings; which after, melted down,
    Form’d a vast buckle for his widow’s gown. Alexander Pope.

    The greatest beau was dressed in a flaxen periwig; the wearer of it goes in his own hair at home, and lets his wig lie in buckle for a whole half year. Spectator, №. 129.

    That live-long wig, which Gorgon’ self might own,
    Eternal buckle takes in Parian stone. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Buckleverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Like saphire, pearl, in rich embroidery,
    Buckled below fair knighthood’s bending knee. William Shakespeare.

    France, whose armour conscience buckl’d on,
    Whom zeal and charity brought to the field. William Shakespeare.

    Thus, ever, when I buckle on my helmet,
    Thy fears afflict thee. Philips.

    When you carry your master’s riding-coat, wrap your own in it, and buckle them up close with a strap. Jonathan Swift.

    The Saracen, this hearing, rose amain,
    And catching up in haste his three square shield,
    And shining helmet, soon him buckled to the field. Fairy Q.

    The Lord Gray, captain of the men at arms, was forbidden to charge, until the foot of the avantguard were buckled with them in front. John Hayward.

    How brief the life of man
    Runs his erring pilgrimage!
    That the stretching of a span
    Buckles in his sum of age. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

  3. To Buckleverb

    Etymology: bucken, Germ.

    As the wretch, whose fever-weaken’d joints,
    Like strengthless hinges, buckle under life,
    Impatient of his fit, breaks like a fire
    Out of his keeper’s arms. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    Now a covetous old crafty knave,
    At dead of night, shall raise his son, and cry,
    Turn out, you rogue! how like a beast you lie;
    Go buckle to the law. John Dryden.

    This is to be done in children, by trying them, when they are by laziness unbent, or by avocation bent another way, and endeavouring to make them buckle to the thing proposed. John Locke.

    For single combat, thou shalt buckle with me. William Shakespeare.

    Yet thou, they say, for marriage dost provide;
    Is this an age to buckle with a bride? John Dryden, Juv. sat. vi.

Wikipedia

  1. Buckle

    The buckle or clasp is a device used for fastening two loose ends, with one end attached to it and the other held by a catch in a secure but adjustable manner. Often taken for granted, the invention of the buckle was indispensable in securing two ends before the invention of the zipper. The basic buckle frame comes in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the intended use and fashion of the era. Buckles are as much in use today as they have been in the past: used for much more than just securing ones belt, instead they are one of the most dependable devices in securing a range of items. The word "buckle" enters Middle English via Old French and the Latin buccula or "cheek-strap," as for a helmet. Some of the earliest buckles known are those used by Roman soldiers to strap their body armor together and prominently on the balteus and cingulum. Made out of bronze and expensive, these buckles were purely functional for their strength and durability vital to the individual soldier. The baldric was a later belt worn diagonally over the right shoulder down to the waist at the left carrying the sword, and its buckle therefore was as important as that on a Roman soldier’s armor.Bronze Roman buckles came in various types. Not only used for practical purposes, these buckles were also decorated. A Type I Roman buckle was a “buckle-plate” either decorated or plain and consisted of geometric ornaments. Type IA Roman buckles were similar to Type I buckles but differed by being long and narrow, made of double sheet metal, and attached to small D-shaped buckles (primarily had dolphin-heads as decorations). Type IB “buckle-loops” were even more similar to Type IA buckles, only difference being that instead of dolphin-heads, they were adorned with horse-heads. There were also Type II buckles (Type IIA and Type IIB) used by Romans, but all types of Roman buckles could have served purposes for simple clothing as well, and predominantly, as a military purpose.Aside from the practical use found in Roman buckles, Scythian and Sarmatian buckles incorporated animal motifs that were characteristic to their respective decorative arts. These motifs often represented animals engaged in mortal combat. These motifs were imported by many Germanic peoples and the belt buckles were evident in the graves of the Franks and Burgundies. And throughout the Middle Ages, the buckle was used mostly for ornamentation until the second half of the 14th century where the knightly belt and buckle took on its most splendid form.Buckles remained exclusively for the wealthy until the 15th century where improved manufacturing techniques made it possible to easily produce a cheaper molded item available to the general population.

ChatGPT

  1. buckle

    A buckle is a fastening device typically used in clothing and accessories, such as belts, shoes, or bags. It usually consists of a metal or plastic frame with a prong or a bar that fits into a hole or loop in order to secure one object to another. The term "buckle" can also mean to bend, warp, or collapse under pressure or strain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bucklenoun

    a device, usually of metal, consisting of a frame with one more movable tongues or catches, used for fastening things together, as parts of dress or harness, by means of a strap passing through the frame and pierced by the tongue

  2. Bucklenoun

    a distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal

  3. Bucklenoun

    a curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled

  4. Bucklenoun

    a contorted expression, as of the face

  5. Bucklenoun

    to fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness

  6. Bucklenoun

    to bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted

  7. Bucklenoun

    to prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- generally used reflexively

  8. Bucklenoun

    to join in marriage

  9. Buckleverb

    to bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink

  10. Buckleverb

    to bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall

  11. Buckleverb

    to yield; to give way; to cease opposing

  12. Buckleverb

    to enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend

Wikidata

  1. Buckle

    The buckle or clasp is a device used for fastening two loose ends, with one end attached to it and the other held by a catch in a secure but adjustable manner. Often taken for granted, the invention of the buckle has been indispensable in securing two ends before the invention of the zipper. The basic buckle frame comes in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the intended use and fashion of the era. Buckles are as much in use today as they have been in the past. Used for much more than just securing one’s belt, instead it is one of the most dependable devices in securing a range of items.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buckle

    buk′l, n. a metal instrument consisting of a rim and tongue, used for fastening straps or bands in dress, harness, &c.—v.t. to fasten with a buckle: to prepare for action: to engage in close fight.—v.i. to bend or bulge out: to engage with zeal in a task.—n. Buck′ler, a small shield used for parrying. [Fr. boucle, the boss of a shield, a ring—Low L. buccula, dim. of bucca, a cheek.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. buckle

    A mast buckles when it suffers by compression, so that the fibre takes a sinuous form, and the grain is upset. Also, in Polar regions, the bending or arching of the ice upwards, preceding a nip.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BUCKLE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Buckle is ranked #19075 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Buckle surname appeared 1,427 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Buckle.

    77.3% or 1,104 total occurrences were White.
    16.8% or 241 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 39 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 28 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buckle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buckle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of buckle in a Sentence

  1. Michael Read:

    If it wasn’t for the 5-year-old undoing the buckle of the 1-year-old’s car seat, he wouldn’t be with us today, she’ll probably not know for a few years.

  2. Stephen Colbert:

    You really feel the ground shifting under your feet, but if you're home, you've got a seatbelt on your couch. No. 1, why ? No. 2, buckle up.

  3. Jeff Mortimer:

    It's Brexit one day, election issues the next. We've been telling clients to sort of buckle up.

  4. Shyam Saran:

    No one man is in charge. It’s a negotiating team, sometimes the India team does get preoccupied by having to fend off all these attacks, but they will not buckle under finger pointing from a small group of Western countries.

  5. Constitutional Studies Ilya Shapiro:

    This promises to be a bigger term than we’ve had the last few years, buckle up.

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