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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The use of some hormonal contraceptives and tight brassieres as well as some underlying diseases can lead to breast pains.
What they came up with is a sensor strip that sticks unto items of clothing like brassieres and panties.
Furious president Maithripala Sirisena said at a public meeting: "I don't advocate that these uncivilised women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails but those who organised such an event should be."
"I don't advocate that these uncivilized women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails, but those who organised such an event should be," he added.
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Lebanese-Canadian women caught trying to smuggle $59K in their bras A simple pat down led to quite a discovery-- almost 60K of cash stuffed in brassieres!
Invoking the regulation on quality of used textile products, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has given importers and traders of second-hand clothing one month to clear from the market undergarments such as socks, underpants, brassieres, camisoles, vests and night dresses.
These ladies with lingerie pose with some of the 1,667 brassieres collected in aid of breast cancer patients.
Jo, 57, who was the subject of tabloid scrutiny last week after she wore a translucent top to a Mayfair soiree, has spoken out about why middle-aged women should not be criticised for ditching their brassieres.
Uprise supplies high quality elastic webbing tapes and laces to the manufacturer of brassieres, lady lingerie, briefs, underpants, children's wear, fashion wear, sportswear and footwear.