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brack·et

 (brăk′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A simple rigid structure in the shape of an L, one arm of which is fixed to a vertical surface, the other projecting horizontally to support a shelf or other weight.
b. A small shelf or shelves supported by such structures.
2. Architecture A decorative or weight-bearing structural unit, two sides of which form a right angle with one arm flush against a wall and the other flush beneath a projecting surface, such as eaves or a bay window.
3. A wall-anchored fixture for gas or electricity.
4.
a. A square bracket.
b. An angle bracket.
c. Mathematics See brace.
5. Chiefly British One of a pair of parentheses.
6. A classification or grouping, especially within a sequence of numbers or grades, as a category of incomes sharing the same tax rate.
7.
a. The distance between two impacting shells, the first aimed beyond a target and the second aimed short of it, used to determine the range for artillery fire.
b. The shells fired in such a manner.
tr.v. brack·et·ed, brack·et·ing, brack·ets
1. To furnish or support with a bracket or brackets.
2. To place within or as if within brackets.
3. To classify or group together.
4. To include or exclude by establishing specific boundaries.
5. To fire beyond and short of (a target) in order to determine artillery range.

[Possibly French braguette, codpiece, diminutive of brague, breeches, from Old Provençal braga, from Latin brācae, from Gaulish brāca, leg covering.]

bracket

(ˈbrækɪt)
n
1. (Furniture) an L-shaped or other support fixed to a wall to hold a shelf, etc
2. (Building) one or more wall shelves carried on brackets
3. (Architecture) architect a support projecting from the side of a wall or other structure. See also corbel, ancon, console2
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: square bracket either of a pair of characters, [ ], used to enclose a section of writing or printing to separate it from the main text
5. (Mathematics) a general name for parenthesis, square bracket, brace6
6. a group or category falling within or between certain defined limits: the lower income bracket.
7. (General Physics) the distance between two preliminary shots of artillery fire in range-finding
8. (Skiing) a skating figure consisting of two arcs meeting at a point, tracing the shape ⋎
vb (tr) , -kets, -keting or -keted
9. (Furniture) to fix or support by means of a bracket or brackets
10. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to put (written or printed matter) in brackets, esp as being irrelevant, spurious, or bearing a separate relationship of some kind to the rest of the text
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to couple or join (two lines of text, etc) with a brace
12. (often foll by with) to group or class together: to bracket Marx with the philosophers.
13. (Military) to adjust (artillery fire) until the target is hit
[C16: from Old French braguette codpiece, diminutive of bragues breeches, from Old Provençal braga, from Latin brāca breeches]

brack•et

(ˈbræk ɪt)
n.
1. a supporting piece, often L- or scroll-shaped, projecting from a wall or the like to bear the weight of a shelf, cornice, etc., or to reinforce the angle between two members.
2. a shelf or shelves so supported.
3. a wall fixture for holding a lamp, clock, telephone, etc.
4. Also called square bracket. one of two marks, [or], used in writing or printing to enclose parenthetical matter, interpolations, etc.
5. Math.
a. brackets, parentheses of various forms indicating that the enclosed quantity is to be treated as a unit.
b. (loosely) vinculum (def. 2).
6. a class, division, or grouping, as of persons in relation to their income or age.
7. a projecting fixture for gas or electricity.
8. gun range or elevation producing both shorts and overs on a target.
v.t.
9. to furnish with or support by a bracket or brackets.
10. to place within brackets.
11. to associate, mention, or class together: The problems were bracketed together.
12. to place (gunshots) both beyond and short of a target.
13. to photograph (additional shots) at exposure levels above and below the estimated correct exposure.
[1570–80; earlier also brag(g)et (in architecture)]

bracket


Past participle: bracketed
Gerund: bracketing

Imperative
bracket
bracket
Present
I bracket
you bracket
he/she/it brackets
we bracket
you bracket
they bracket
Preterite
I bracketed
you bracketed
he/she/it bracketed
we bracketed
you bracketed
they bracketed
Present Continuous
I am bracketing
you are bracketing
he/she/it is bracketing
we are bracketing
you are bracketing
they are bracketing
Present Perfect
I have bracketed
you have bracketed
he/she/it has bracketed
we have bracketed
you have bracketed
they have bracketed
Past Continuous
I was bracketing
you were bracketing
he/she/it was bracketing
we were bracketing
you were bracketing
they were bracketing
Past Perfect
I had bracketed
you had bracketed
he/she/it had bracketed
we had bracketed
you had bracketed
they had bracketed
Future
I will bracket
you will bracket
he/she/it will bracket
we will bracket
you will bracket
they will bracket
Future Perfect
I will have bracketed
you will have bracketed
he/she/it will have bracketed
we will have bracketed
you will have bracketed
they will have bracketed
Future Continuous
I will be bracketing
you will be bracketing
he/she/it will be bracketing
we will be bracketing
you will be bracketing
they will be bracketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bracketing
you have been bracketing
he/she/it has been bracketing
we have been bracketing
you have been bracketing
they have been bracketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bracketing
you will have been bracketing
he/she/it will have been bracketing
we will have been bracketing
you will have been bracketing
they will have been bracketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bracketing
you had been bracketing
he/she/it had been bracketing
we had been bracketing
you had been bracketing
they had been bracketing
Conditional
I would bracket
you would bracket
he/she/it would bracket
we would bracket
you would bracket
they would bracket
Past Conditional
I would have bracketed
you would have bracketed
he/she/it would have bracketed
we would have bracketed
you would have bracketed
they would have bracketed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bracket - a category falling within certain defined limits
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
income bracket, income tax bracket, tax bracket - a category of taxpayers based on the amount of their income
price bracket - a category of merchandise based on their price
2.bracket - either of two punctuation marks (`<' or="" `="">') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
3.bracket - either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
4.bracket - a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
angle iron, angle bracket - an L-shaped metal bracket
console - an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture); "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"
corbel, truss - (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
modillion - (architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice
sconce - a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or other sources of light
shelf bracket - a bracket to support a shelf
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
Verb1.bracket - support with brackets; "bracket bookshelves"
hold up, support, sustain, hold - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
2.bracket - place into brackets; "Please bracket this remark"
edit, redact - prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"
3.bracket - classify or group
group - arrange into a group or groups; "Can you group these shapes together?"

bracket

noun
1. grouping, limits, group, list, range, category, scope, span, sphere, classification, parameters Do you fall outside the age bracket?
2. support, stay, post, prop, brace, underpinning, stanchion, abutment adjustable wall brackets
verb
1. group, rank, arrange, grade, catalogue, classify, categorize, pigeonhole, systematize Austrian wines are often bracketed with those of northern Germany.

bracket

noun
A division of persons or things by quality, rank, or grade:
verb
To come or bring together in one's mind or imagination:
Translations
أقْواسرَكيزَه، حَمّالَهيَجْمَعُ بَيْنَ، يُكاتِفُيَضَعُ كَلِمَةُ بين أقواس
konzolazávorkakulatá závorkapodpěrapřiřadit do téže kategorie
grupperehyldeknægtparentes
hakasuljehakasulkukannatinluokkapidin
konzolzárójelbe tesz
krappi, vinkill, knegtisetja í sviga/hornklofaskipa í tiltekinn hóp/flokksvigi, hornklofi
kronšteinaspintisskliausteliaisugrupuotisuskliausti
iekavasieslēgt iekavāskronšteinspielīdzinātsagrupēt
dať do zátvoriekkonzolapriradiť k sebe
konzolaoklepaj
hakparentesintervallparentes
aynı kümeye koymakdirsekköşebentparentezparentez içine almak

bracket

[ˈbrækɪt]
A. N
1. (gen) → soporte m; (= angle bracket) → escuadra f (Archit) → ménsula f, repisa f
2. (Typ) (usu pl, round) → paréntesis m inv (also square bracket) → corchete m; (angled) → corchete m (agudo); (curly) → corchete m, llave f
in bracketsentre paréntesis
see also angle 1 D
see also square F
3. (= group) → clase f, categoría f
he's in the £200,000 a year bracketpertenece a la categoría de los que ganan 200,000 libras al año
income bracketnivel m de ingresos
B. VT
1. (Constr) (= join by brackets) → asegurar con soportes/escuadras
3. (fig) (also bracket together) → agrupar, poner juntos
to bracket sth with sthagrupar algo con algo
bracket off VT + ADVseparar, poner aparte

bracket

[ˈbrækət]
n
(made of metal)tasseau m, support m
(= group) (as regards age, income)tranche f
income bracket → tranche f des revenus
(= round bracket) → parenthèse f
in brackets → entre parenthèses
(= brace bracket) → accolade f
(= square bracket) → crochet m
vt
[+ words] → mettre entre parenthèses
bracket together
vt [+ things] → regrouper

bracket

n
(= angle bracket)Winkelträger m; (for shelf) → (Regal)träger m; (Archit) → Konsole f; (of stone)Kragstein m
(Typ, Mus) → Klammer f; round/square/angle or pointed or broken bracketsrunde/eckige/spitze Klammern pl; open/close bracketsKlammer auf/zu; in bracketsin Klammern
(= gas bracket)Anschluss m; (for electric light) → (Wand)arm m
(= group)Gruppe f, → Klasse f; the lower income bracketdie untere Einkommensgruppe
vt
(= put in brackets)einklammern
(also bracket together, = join by brackets) → mit einer Klammer verbinden; (Mus also) → mit einer Akkolade verbinden; (fig: = group together) → zusammenfassen

bracket

[ˈbrækɪt]
1. n
a. (support) → sostegno; (shelf) → mensola
b. (Typ) (usu pl) → parentesi f inv
round/square brackets → parentesi tonde/quadre
in brackets → tra parentesi
c. (group) → categoria, gruppo
income bracket → fascia di reddito
2. vt (Typ) → mettere tra parentesi (fig) (also bracket together) → mettere insieme

bracket

(ˈbrӕkit) noun
1. (usually in plural) marks (eg ( ), () , < > etc) used to group together one or more words etc.
2. a support for a shelf etc. The shelf fell down because the brackets were not strong enough.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈbracketed
1. to enclose (words etc) by brackets.
2. (sometimes with together) to group together (similar or equal people or things).
bracket fungus
a round, flat fungus that grows out horizontally on the trunks of trees.
References in classic literature ?
At the head of the stairway hung a lamp with a dirty chimney that was fastened by a bracket to the wall.
Over the head of the bed was an alabaster bracket, on which a beautiful sculptured angel stood, with drooping wings, holding out a crown of myrtle-leaves.
As he was speaking, he put the lamp on a bracket on the wall, and stepping out, took my luggage.
He was no longer astonished when he searched on to find in the register this note, placed in a bracket against his name: --
winks and points to the portrait of a singularly attractive maiden pinned up on Tim's telescope bracket above the steering-wheel.
This wineglass has been smashed all over the place, but one of its splinters lies on the high bracket beside the mantelpiece.
For a long time he gazed upward at it, and then in an attempt to get nearer to it he rested his knee upon a wooden bracket on the wall.
Will the white cups with the gold rim and the beautiful gold flower inside (species unknown), that our Sarah Janes now break in sheer light-heartedness of spirit, be carefully mended, and stood upon a bracket, and dusted only by the lady of the house?
A small piano occupied a corner of the room, with the score of "Don Giovanni" open upon the bracket.
In lifting her arms to perk up the bow at her throat she knocked a hat off the bracket.
Above each card-table stood a magnificent china bowl placed on a gilt and carved bracket fixed to the wall.
Miss Stacy's photograph occupied the place of honor, and Anne made a sentimental point of keeping fresh flowers on the bracket under it.