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KK Pronunciation

〔 brєs 〕


〔 brєis 〕

Overview of noun brace

The noun brace has 9 senses

  • brace -- (a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee")

  • couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad -- (two items of the same kind)

  • pair, brace -- (a set of two similar things considered as a unit)

  • brace -- (either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material)

  • brace -- (a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it)

  • brace, suspender, gallus -- (elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural))

  • brace, braces, orthodontic braces -- (an appliance that corrects dental irregularities)

  • brace, bitstock -- (a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring)

  • brace, bracing -- (a structural member used to stiffen a framework)

Overview of verb brace

The verb brace has 4 senses

  • brace, poise -- (prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult)

  • brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise -- (support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel")

  • brace -- (support by bracing)

  • stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")