HyperDic: bracing

English > 2 senses of the word bracing:
NOUNartifactbracing, bracea structural member used to stiffen a framework
ADJECTIVEallbracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonicimparting vitality and energy
bracing > pronunciation
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English > bracing: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningImparting vitality and energy.
Example"the bracing mountain air"
Synonymsbrisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic
BroaderinvigoratingImparting strength and vitality
Spanishfresco, refrecante, tónico, vigorizante, vitalizante
Catalanfresc, refrescant, vigoritzant, vitalitzant
English > bracing: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA structural member used to stiffen a framework.
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
Verbsbracesupport by bracing

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