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Definition 1: a structural member used to stiffen a framework - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) a device designed to provide additional strength

"the cardboard backing was just a strengthener" "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"

(brace is a kind of ...) support that is a constituent part of any structure or building

(... is a kind of brace ) brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression

(... is a kind of brace ) brace consisting of a longitudinal member to strengthen a fuselage or hull

(... is a kind of brace ) a transverse brace

(... is a kind of brace ) (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar

(... is a kind of brace ) a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)

(... is a kind of brace ) a metal plate used to strengthen a joist

(... is a kind of brace ) one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

"the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

(... is part of brace) a structure supporting or containing something

Definition 2: a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) the handle end of some implements or tools

"he grabbed the cue by the stock"

(... is part of brace) a drill consisting of a bit and a brace to hold and turn it

Definition 3: an appliance that corrects dental irregularities - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth

Definition 4: a support that steadies or strengthens something else - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where brace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wore a brace on his knee

(brace is a kind of ...) a device designed to provide additional strength

"the cardboard backing was just a strengthener" "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"

(brace is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of brace ) a brace worn to strengthen the ankle

(... is a kind of brace ) a brace worn to support the back

(... is a kind of brace ) a brace worn to strengthen the knee

(... is a kind of brace ) a brace worn to steady the neck

(... is a kind of brace ) a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost

Definition 5: elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) clothing that is designed for men to wear

(brace is a part of ...) a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

(brace is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 6: a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it - [noun denoting artifact]

(brace is a kind of ...) a strong line

(... is a kind of brace ) a brace to secure the royal mast

Definition 7: either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material - [noun denoting communication]

(brace is a kind of ...) the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

Definition 8: a set of two similar things considered as a unit - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of brace ) any two people who are hard to tell apart

Definition 9: two items of the same kind - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

(... is a kind of brace ) (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

(brace is a part of ...) one of a pair

"he lost the mate to his shoe" "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"

Definition 10: cause to be alert and energetic - [verb of body]

Samples where brace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Coffee and tea stimulate me
  • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of brace ) inject with libidinal energy

(... is a kind of brace ) give new life or energy to

"A hot soup will revive me" "This will renovate my spirits" "This treatment repaired my health"

(... is a kind of brace ) impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

"Exercise is invigorating"

(... is a kind of brace ) make lively

"let's liven up this room a bit"

Definition 11: support by bracing - [verb of contact]

(brace is a kind of ...) 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?"

(... is a kind of brace ) brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center

Definition 12: support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace - [verb of contact]

Samples where brace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) make strong or stronger

"This exercise will strengthen your upper body" "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

(... is a kind of brace ) make steady with a ballast

(... is a kind of brace ) steady or support with a guy wire or cable

"The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"

Definition 13: prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for brace in the sense of this definition

(brace is a kind of ...) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

(... is a kind of brace ) get ready for something difficult or unpleasant

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