brace

phonetic symbol: / bréɪs / 

brace - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a structural member used to stiffen a framework
bracing

[ noun ]
■ a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
bitstock

[ noun ]
■ an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
braces , orthodontic braces

[ noun ]
■ a support that steadies or strengthens something else
e.g.)
・he wore a brace on his knee

[ noun ]
■ elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
gallus , suspender

[ noun ]
■ a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it

[ noun ]
■ either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

[ noun ]
■ a set of two similar things considered as a unit
pair

[ noun ]
■ two items of the same kind
couple , couplet , distich , duad , duet , duo , dyad , pair , span , twain , twosome , yoke

[ verb ]
■ cause to be alert and energetic
arouse , energise , energize , perk up , stimulate

[ verb ]
■ support by bracing

[ verb ]
■ support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
e.g.)
・brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
stabilise , stabilize , steady

[ verb ]
■ prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
poise

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A clipart of a wheel brace.
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Braces as seen in math equations.
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An image of a hand brace
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