Definitions of brace

The word "brace" uses 5 letters: abcer.

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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

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