HyperDic: brace

English > 13 senses of the word brace:
NOUNartifactbracea support that steadies or strengthens something else
quantitybrace, couple, pair, twosome, twain, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duadtwo items of the same kind
groupbrace, paira set of two similar things considered as a unit
communicationbraceeither of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
artifactbracea rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
artifactbrace, suspender, galluselastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
artifactbrace, braces, orthodontic bracesan appliance that corrects dental irregularities
artifactbrace, bitstocka carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
artifactbrace, bracinga structural member used to stiffen a framework
VERBemotionbrace, poiseprepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
contactbrace, steady, stabilize, stabilisesupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace
contactbracesupport by bracing
bodybrace, stimulate, arouse, energize, energise, perk upcause to be alert and energetic
brace > pronunciation
Soundsbrey's
Rhymesace / ACE ... workplace: 67 rhymes with eys...
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA support that steadies or strengthens something else.
Example"he wore a brace on his knee"
Narrowerankle braceA brace worn to strengthen the ankle
back braceA brace worn to support the back
knee braceA brace worn to strengthen the knee
neck braceA brace worn to steady the neck
skegA brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost
Broaderstrengthener, reinforcementA device designed to provide additional strength
supportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
Spanishabrazadera
Catalanabraçadora
Verbsbracesupport by bracing
bracesupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningTwo items of the same kind.
Synonymscouple, pair, twosome, twain, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad
Partsmate, fellowOne of a pair
Narrowerdoubleton(bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
Broadertwo, 2, II, deuceThe cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
Spanishdúo, pareja, par, tándem
Catalanduo, parella, parell
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA set of two similar things considered as a unit.
Synonympair
NarrowerTweedledum and Tweedledee, Tweedledee and TweedledumAny two people who are hard to tell apart
BroadersetA group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
Spanishpar
Catalanparell
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningEither of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material.
Broaderpunctuation, punctuation markThe marks used to clarify meaning / meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Spanishllave
Catalanclau
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it.
Narrowerroyal braceA brace to secure the royal mast
BroaderropeA strong line
Spanishbraza
Catalanbraça
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningelastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural).
Synonymssuspender, gallus
Partsstrap, shoulder strapA band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
Broaderman's clothingclothing that is designed / designed for men to wear
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishtirantes
Catalanelàstics
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningAn appliance that corrects dental irregularities.
Synonymsbraces, orthodontic braces
Broaderdental applianceA device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
Spanishaparato de ortodoncia, aparato, aparatos, corrector, frenillo, freno, ortodoncia fija, tirantes
Catalanaparell d'ortodòncia, aparells, ferros
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring.
Synonymbitstock
Part ofbrace and bitA drill consisting of a bit and a brace to hold and turn it
BroaderstockThe handle end of some implements or tools
Spanishabrazadera
Catalanabraçadora, filaberquí
English > brace: 13 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA structural member used to stiffen a framework.
Synonymbracing
Part offramework, frameA structure supporting or containing something
NarrowercrosspieceA transverse brace
gusset, gusset plateA metal plate used to strengthen a joist
guy, guy cable, guy wire, guy ropeA cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)
stay(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
stringerbrace consisting of a longitudinal member to strengthen a fuselage or hull
strutbrace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression
tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeperOne of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
Broaderstrengthener, reinforcementA device designed to provide additional strength
structural membersupport that is a constituent part of any structure or building
Spanishriostra
Verbsbracesupport by bracing
English > brace: 13 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningPrepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonympoise
Narrowersteel, nerveGet ready for something difficult or unpleasant
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
English > brace: 13 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
Synonymssteady, stabilize, stabilise
Narrowerballastmake steady with a ballast
guysteady or support with a guy wire or cable
Broaderstrengthen, beef up, fortifymake strong or stronger
Spanishafianzar, estabilizar
Catalanafermar, estabilitzar
Nounsbracea support that steadies or strengthens something else
English > brace: 13 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningsupport by bracing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Narrowertreadbrace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
Broaderhold, support, sustain, hold upBe the physical support of
Spanishreforzar
Nounsbrace, bracinga structural member used to stiffen a framework
bracea support that steadies or strengthens something else
English > brace: 13 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningCause to be alert and energetic.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsstimulate, arouse, energize, energise, perk up
Narroweranimate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivifyGive new life or energy to
cathectinject with libidinal energy
enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animatemake lively / lively
invigorate, reinvigorateImpart vigor, strength, or vitality to
Broaderaffectact physically on
Oppositede-energize, de-energisedeprive of energy
sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquilliseCause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
Spanishenergizar, estimular, excitar, incentivar, suscitar, vigorizarse, vigorizar
Catalanestimular, excitar, incentivar, suscitar, vigoritzar-se, vigoritzar
Nounsbracera tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)

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