Dictionary Results for brace


1. brace - noun

· a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"

Hypernym(s): support, strengthener, reinforcement




2. brace - noun

· two items of the same kind

Synonym(s): couple, pair, twosome, twain, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad

Hypernym(s): two, 2, II, deuce




3. brace - noun

· a set of two similar things considered as a unit

Synonym(s): pair

Hypernym(s): set




4. brace - noun

· either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

Hypernym(s): punctuation, punctuation_mark




5. brace - noun

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

Hypernym(s): rope




6. brace - noun

· elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

Synonym(s): suspender, gallus

Hypernym(s): man%27s_clothing




7. brace - noun

· an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

Synonym(s): braces, orthodontic_braces

Hypernym(s): dental_appliance




8. brace - noun

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

Synonym(s): bitstock

Hypernym(s): stock




9. brace - noun

· a structural member used to stiffen a framework

Synonym(s): bracing

Hypernym(s): structural_member, strengthener, reinforcement




10. brace - verb

· prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Synonym(s): poise

Hypernym(s): fix, prepare, set_up, ready, gear_up, set




11. brace - verb

· support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"

Synonym(s): steady, stabilize, stabilise

Hypernym(s): strengthen, beef_up, fortify




12. brace - verb

· support by bracing

Hypernym(s): hold, support, sustain, hold_up




13. brace - verb

· cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

Synonym(s): stimulate, arouse, energize, energise, perk_up

Hypernym(s): affect





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