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brace

 (brās)
n.
1. A device that holds or fastens two or more parts together or in place; a clamp.
2. A device, such as a supporting beam in a building or a connecting wire or rope, that steadies or holds something else erect.
3. braces Chiefly British Suspenders.
4. An orthopedic appliance used to support, align, or hold a bodily part in the correct position.
5. often braces A dental appliance constructed of bands and wires that is fixed to the teeth to correct irregular alignment.
6. An extremely stiff, erect posture.
7. A cause or source of renewed physical or spiritual vigor.
8. A protective pad strapped to the bow arm of an archer.
9. Nautical A rope by which a yard is swung and secured on a square-rigged ship.
10. A cranklike handle with an adjustable aperture at one end for securing and turning a bit.
11. Music A leather loop that slides to change the tension on the cord of a drum.
12. Music
a. A vertical line, usually accompanied by the symbol {, connecting two or more staffs.
b. A set of staffs connected in this way.
13. A symbol, { or }, enclosing two or more lines of text or listed items to show that they are considered as a unit.
14. Mathematics Either of a pair of symbols, { }, used to indicate aggregation or to clarify the grouping of quantities when parentheses and square brackets have already been used. Also called bracket.
15. pl. brace A pair of like things: three brace of partridges.
v. braced, brac·ing, brac·es
v.tr.
1. To furnish with a brace.
2. To support or hold steady with or as if with a brace; reinforce.
3. To prepare or position so as to be ready for impact or danger: Union members braced themselves for a confrontation with management.
4. To confront with questions or requests.
5. To increase the tension of.
6. To invigorate; stimulate: "The freshness of the September morning inspired and braced him" (Thomas Hardy).
7. Nautical To turn (the yards of a ship) by the braces.
v.intr.
To get ready; make preparations.
Phrasal Verb:
brace up
To summon one's strength or endurance.

[Middle English, from Old French, the two arms, from Vulgar Latin *bracia, from Latin bracchia, brāchia, pl. of bracchium, brāchium, arm, from Greek brakhīōn, upper arm; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots. V., partly from Old French bracier, from Old French brace, the two arms.]
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braces

(ˈbreɪsɪz)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) Brit a pair of straps worn over the shoulders by men for holding up the trousers. US and Canadian word: suspenders
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
square brackets, parentheses, braces - Square brackets were formerly called crotchets, round brackets are commonly called parentheses, and curly brackets are called braces; the punctuation called brackets derives from the bookshelf type, implying that, in writing, these marks "lift up" a section of a sentence.
See also related terms for punctuation.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

braces

suspenders
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.braces - an appliance that corrects dental irregularitiesbraces - an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
dental appliance - a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
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Translations
حمالة البَنْطَلونحمّالة البنطلون
šle
seler
henkselit
naramenice
bilincsfogszabályzóhózentrógernadrágtartó
axlabönd
ズボン吊り
멜빵
tandställning
สายโยงกางเกง
dây đeo quần

braces

[ˈbreɪsɪz] npl (British)bretelles fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

braces

1
pl (Brit) → Hosenträger pl; a pair of braces(ein Paar) Hosenträger

braces

2
pl (Typ) → geschweifte Klammern pl
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

braces

[ˈbreɪsɪz] npl (Brit) → bretelle fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

brace

(breis) noun
1. something that draws together and holds tightly. a brace to straighten teeth.
2. a pair usually of game-birds. a brace of pheasants.
verb
to make (often oneself) firm or steady. He braced himself for the struggle.
ˈbraces noun plural
(American suˈspenders) straps over the shoulders for holding up the trousers.
ˈbracing adjective
healthy. bracing sea air.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

braces

حمالة البَنْطَلون šle seler Hosenträger τιράντες aparatos dentales, tirantes henkselit bretelles naramenice bretelle ズボン吊り 멜빵 bretels bukseseler szelki suspensórios подтяжки tandställning สายโยงกางเกง pantolon askısı dây đeo quần 吊带
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Along your journey to rescue the Mimigas and rediscover the your past, you'll come across many instantly lovable characters, such as Curly Brace, Balrog and King.
at Along your journey to rescue the Mimigas and rediscover i your past, you'll come across many instantly lovable characters, such as Curly Brace, Balrog and King.
If you do the keystroke correctly, you'll see curly braces around the formula in the formula bar.