brassiere

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brassiere

a woman’s undergarment that supports the breasts
Not to be confused with:
brazier – a grill
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bras·siere

 (brə-zîr′)
n.
A woman's undergarment worn to support the breasts; a bra.

[French brassière, child's jacket with sleeves, brassiere, from Old French braciere : bras, arm (from Latin brācchium; see brachium) + -iere, -ier, one associated with; see -er1.]
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brassiere

(ˈbræsɪə; ˈbræz-)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a woman's undergarment for covering and supporting the breasts. Often shortened to: bra
[C20: from C17 French: bodice, from Old French braciere a protector for the arm, from braz arm]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

bras•siere

or bras•sière

(brəˈzɪər)

n.
a woman's undergarment for supporting the breasts.
[1910–15; < French brassière bodice, Middle French bracieres camisole, Old French: armor for the arms]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brassiere - an undergarment worn by women to support their breastsbrassiere - an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
shoulder strap, strap - a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
undergarment, unmentionable - a garment worn under other garments
uplift - a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
صديرية للثديين، حمالة الثديين
podprsenka
brystholder
melltartó
brjóstahöld
podprsenka

brassiere

[ˈbræsɪəʳ] Nsostén m, sujetador m, corpiño m (Arg)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

brassiere

[ˈbræsiər ˈbræziər] nsoutien-gorge mbrass rubbing n
(= picture) → décalque m (d'une plaque en laiton)
(= activity) → décalquage m par frottement (d'une plaque en laiton)brass tacks npl
to get down to brass tacks → en venir au fait
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

brassière

n (dated, form)Büstenhalter m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

brassiere

[ˈbræsɪəʳ] nreggiseno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

brassière

(ˈbrӕziə) , ((American) brəˈziər) (usually abbreviated to bra (braː) ) noun
a woman's undergarment supporting the breasts.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

brassiere

n. sostén, ajustador, corpiño.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

brassiere

n sostén m, sujetador m
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It became known as the Bullet Bra and was soon adopted by other female film stars of the day such as Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, who became known as the original Sweater Girls.
Underwear by Berlei in the 1950s It became known as the Bullet Bra and was soon adopted by other female film stars of the day such as Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, who became known as the original Sweater Girls.
It becomes known as the Bullet Bra and is soon adopted by Hollywood actresses of the day such as Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, who become know as the original Sweater Girls.
Va Voom Vintage offers a sew-along and free pattern teaching readers how to make a retro bullet bra (2).
Part of the series "Commerce Exterior," 2012-, these pieces paralleled a group of works from the series "Conversion Table," 2012, installed nearby: large headless torsos with long, point; breasts (a droopy version of the Madonna bullet bra) cast in aluminum, iron, or a concrete-manure blend and adorned, around their necks, with similarly decorative coin necklaces.
The giant cartoon bullet bra and row of platinum wigs that greet the audience entering the theater signal that this will be an evening of vaudeville-sketch humor and campy drag.