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Definitions of brace
n. - That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop. 2
n. - A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum. 2
n. - The state of being braced or tight; tension. 2
n. - A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell. 2
n. - A vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves. 2
n. - A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon. 2
n. - A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock. 2
n. - A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt. 2
n. - Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders. 2
n. - Harness; warlike preparation. 2
n. - Armor for the arm; vantbrace. 2
n. - The mouth of a shaft. 2
v. t. - To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. 2
v. t. - To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves. 2
v. t. - To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly. 2
v. t. - To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd. 2
v. t. - To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards. 2
v. i. - To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up. 2

The word "brace" uses 5 letters: A B C E R.

Direct anagrams of brace:
  acerb   caber

Words formed by adding one letter before or after brace (in bold), or to abcer in any order:
d -   braced   h -   breach   i -   caribe   k -   backer   m -   camber   crambe   r -   bracer   s -   braces   cabers   u -   rubace  

Shorter words found within brace:
ab   ace   acre   ae   ar   arb   arc   are   ba   bar   bare   be   bear   bra   brae   cab   car   carb   care   crab   ear   er   era   race   re   reb   rec  

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