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braces

noun

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

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brace

noun

1 brace

A support that steadies or strengthens something else.

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Roget 271: carrier, porter, bearer, tranter, conveyer; cargador; express, expressman; stevedore, coolie; conductor, locomotive, motor.    ... show more

Dutch: beugel



2 brace

Two items of the same kind.

synonyms: couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain ... show more.

Roget 89: duality, dualism; duplicity; biplicity, biformity; polarity.    two, deuce, couple, duet, brace, pair, cheeks, twins, ... show more

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more

Dutch: koppel, paar, stel, twee, tweetal
Polish: parka

3 brace

A set of two similar things considered as a unit.

synonym: pair.

Dutch: koppel, paar, tweetal

4 brace

Either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material.

Dutch: accolade

5 brace

A rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it.

Polish: bras

6 brace

Elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural).

synonyms: gallus, suspender.

Dutch: beugel, jarretel, jarretel(le), jarretelle, kousophouder, ophouder, sokophouder
Polish: szelka

7 brace

An appliance that corrects dental irregularities.

synonyms: braces, orthodontic braces.

Dutch: beugel

8 brace

A carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring.

synonym: bitstock.

9 brace

A structural member used to stiffen a framework.

synonym: bracing.

verb

1 brace

Prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult.

synonym: poise.

Roget 159: be strong etc. adj., be stronger; overmatch.    render strong etc. adj.; give strength etc. n.; strengthen, invigorate, brace, ... show more

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

2 brace

Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace:
— Brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel.

synonyms: stabilise, stabilize, steady.

3 brace

Support by bracing.

4 brace

Cause to be alert and energetic.

synonyms: arouse, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate.

Roget 689: brace etc. (strengthen) 159; reinvigorate; air, freshen up, refresh, recruit; repair etc. (restore) 660; fan, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Ace bandage, Band-Aid, adhesive tape, advocate, afford support, alpenstock, animate, appeal, application, arm, athletic supporter, back, back up, backbone, backing, band, bandage, bandaging, bandeau, bar ... show more.

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