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Definition 1: a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bracket in the sense of this definition

(bracket 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 bracket ) an L-shaped metal bracket

(... is a kind of bracket ) an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture)

"the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"

(... is a kind of bracket ) (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)

(... is a kind of bracket ) (architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice

(... is a kind of bracket ) a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or other sources of light

(... is a kind of bracket ) a bracket to support a shelf

Definition 2: either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bracket in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 3: either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bracket in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 4: a category falling within certain defined limits - [noun denoting group]

(bracket 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 bracket ) a category of taxpayers based on the amount of their income

(... is a kind of bracket ) a category of merchandise based on their price

Definition 5: classify or group - [verb of cognition]

(bracket is a kind of ...) arrange into a group or groups

"Can you group these shapes together?"

Definition 6: place into brackets - [verb of communication]

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

  • Please bracket this remark

Synonyms for bracket in the sense of this definition

(bracket is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 7: support with brackets - [verb of contact]

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

  • bracket bookshelves

(bracket 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?"

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