Definitions for brace

Definitions for (noun) brace

Main entry: brace, bracing

Definition: a structural member used to stiffen a framework

Main entry: brace, bitstock

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

Main entry: orthodontic braces, brace, braces

Definition: an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

Main entry: brace

Definition: a support that steadies or strengthens something else

Usage: he wore a brace on his knee

Main entry: brace, suspender, gallus

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

Main entry: brace

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

Main entry: brace

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

Main entry: pair, brace

Definition: a set of two similar things considered as a unit

Main entry: couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, twain, twosome, pair, yoke, span, brace

Definition: two items of the same kind

Definitions for (verb) brace

Main entry: stimulate, brace, arouse, energise, energize, perk up

Definition: cause to be alert and energetic

Usage: Coffee and tea stimulate me; This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Main entry: brace

Definition: support by bracing

Main entry: steady, brace, stabilise, stabilize

Definition: support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

Usage: brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel

Main entry: brace, poise

Definition: prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Visual thesaurus for brace