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  • 1 Brace — may refer to:Medical* Brace (orthopaedic), a device used to restrict or assist body movement * Back brace, a device limiting motion of the spine ** Milwaukee brace, a kind of back brace used in the treatment of spinal curvatures * Cervical collar …

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  • 2 Brace — Brace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bracing}.] 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Brace — Brace, n. [OF. brace, brasse, the two arms, embrace, fathom, F. brasse fathom, fr. L. bracchia the arms (stretched out), pl. of bracchium arm; cf. Gr. ?.] 1. That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 brace — brace; brace·let; em·brace·able; em·brace·ment; em·brace·or; rere·brace; thor·ough·brace; un·brace; vam·brace; coun·ter·brace; em·brace; em·brace·ably; …

    English syllables

  • 5 Brace — Eddy Brace Rashid MacDonald (* 23. August 1986 in Surabaja, Indonesien) ist ein niederländisch surinamischer Sänger. Zu Beginn seiner Gesangskarriere nannte er sich Brayce. Inhaltsverzeichnis …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 brace — ► NOUN 1) (braces) Brit. a pair of straps passing over the shoulders and fastening to the top of trousers to hold them up. 2) a strengthening or supporting piece or part. 3) a wire device fitted in the mouth to straighten the teeth. 4) (also… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 brace — brace1 [brās] vt. braced, bracing [ME bracen < OFr bracer, to brace, embrace < L brachia, pl. of brachium, an arm < Gr brachiōn, arm, upper arm < brachys, short (in contrast to the longer lower arm): see MERRY] 1. to tie or bind on… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 brace — (ant. o region. brage, bragia, bracia) s.f. [dal germ. brasa ]. 1. [fuoco senza fiamma prodotto da legna o carboni accesi] ▶◀ (region.) brasa, (region.) brasca, (region.) carbonina, (region.) cinice, (region.) cinigia. ‖ tizzo, tizzone.… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 9 Brace — Brace, v. i. To get tone or vigor; to rouse one s energies; with up. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 brace — BRÁCE s. pl. v. indispensabili, izmene. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  bráce s.f. pl. – (Bucov., rar) Indispensabili. – var. braci, s.m. pl. lat. bracae (Candrea Dens., 173; DAR). Cuvînt practic nefolo …

    Dicționar Român

  • 11 brace — n *couple, pair, yoke brace vb *support, sustain, buttress, prop, bolster Analogous words: *strengthen, reinforce, fortify, energize, invigorate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 brace — [n] support arm, band, bar, bearing, block, bolster, boom, bracer, bracket, buttress, cantilever, clamp, girder, grip, guy, lever, mainstay, peg, prop, rafter, reinforcement, rib, shore, skid, splice, splint, staff, stanchion, stave, stay,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 Brace — (spr. brēß), Charles Loring, amerikan. Philanthrop und Schriftsteller, geb. 19. Juni 1826 zu Litchfield in Connecticut, gest. 11. Aug. 1890 zu St. Moritz im Engadin, studierte Theologie in New York, widmete in der Folge alle seine Zeit der Hebung …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 brace — index bear (support), mainstay, reinforce, side, stimulate, uphold Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 brace — An entry (connecting written bracket) in a sort scheme that shows one or more post offices having the same mail supply …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 16 brace — brace1 [breıs] v 1.) [T] to mentally or physically prepare yourself or someone else for something unpleasant that is going to happen brace yourself (for sth) ▪ Nancy braced herself for the inevitable arguments. ▪ You had better brace yourself I… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 brace — I UK [breɪs] / US verb Word forms brace : present tense I/you/we/they brace he/she/it braces present participle bracing past tense braced past participle braced 1) [intransitive/transitive] to get ready for something unpleasant brace yourself for …

    English dictionary

  • 18 brace — [[t]bre͟ɪs[/t]] braces, bracing, braced (The plural form for meaning 5 is brace.) 1) VERB If you brace yourself for something unpleasant or difficult, you prepare yourself for it. [V pron refl for n] He braced himself for the icy plunge into the… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 brace — brace1 [ breıs ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to get ready for something unpleasant: brace yourself for something: I braced myself for the results of my blood test. brace yourself to do something: Smith braced himself to deliver the bad… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 brace — /brays/, n., v., braced, bracing. n. 1. something that holds parts together or in place, as a clasp or clamp. 2. anything that imparts rigidity or steadiness. 3. Also called bitbrace, bitstock. Mach. a device for holding and turning a bit for… …

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