HyperDic: brake

English > 7 senses of the word brake:
NOUNartifactbrakea restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
plantbrakeany of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
plantbrake, bracken, pasture brake, Pteridium aquilinumlarge coarse fern often several feet high
groupbrakean area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
artifactbrakeanything that slows or hinders a process
VERBmotionbrakestop travelling by applying a brake
motionbrakecause to stop by applying the brakes
brake > pronunciation
Soundsbrey'k
Rhymesache ... wake / Wake: 58 rhymes with eyk...
English > brake: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle.
Part ofwheeled vehicleA vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
Narrowerbrake system, brakesA braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle
coaster brakeA brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals
hand brake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brakeA brake operated by hand
power brakeA brake on an automobile that magnifies a small force applied to the brake pedal into a proportionately larger force applied to slow or stop the vehicle
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
Spanishfreno
Catalanfre
Verbsbrakecause to stop by applying the brakes
brakestop travelling by applying a brake
English > brake: 7 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants.
Member ofPteris, genus Pterislarge genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics
BroaderfernAny of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward
Spanishmatorral
English > brake: 7 senses > noun 3, plant
Meaninglarge coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan.
Synonymsbracken, pasture brake, Pteridium aquilinum
Member ofPteridium, genus PteridiumA genus of ferns belonging to the family Dennstaedtiaceae
BroaderfernAny of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward
Spanishpteridium
Adjectivesbrakyabounding with bracken
English > brake: 7 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningAn area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant.
Broaderbrush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicketA dense growth of bushes
Spanishsoto
Catalanbosquina
Adjectivesbrakycovered with brambles and ferns and other undergrowth
English > brake: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAnything that slows or hinders a process.
Examples
  • "she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage"
  • "new legislation will put the brakes on spending"
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
English > brake: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningstop travelling by applying a brake.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThese cars won't brake
Example"We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
CategorydrivingThe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
Broaderstop, haltCome to a halt, stop moving
Similar tobrakeCause to stop by applying the brakes
Spanishfrenar
Nounsbrakea restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
English > brake: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to stop by applying the brakes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"brake the car before you go into a curve"
CategorydrivingThe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
Narrowerskidapply a brake or skid to
BroaderstopCause to stop
Similar tobrakestop travelling by applying a brake
Spanishfrenar
Catalanfrenar
Nounsbrakea restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

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