n.1.That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
2.A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
3.The state of being braced or tight; tension.
4.(Arch. & Engin.) A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
5.(Print.) A vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
6.(Naut.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
7.(Mech.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
8.A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
He is said to have shot . . . fifty brace of pheasants.
- Addison.
But you, my brace of lords.
- Shak.
9.Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
10.Harness; warlike preparation.
For that it stands not in such warlike brace.
- Shak.
11.Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
12.(Mining) The mouth of a shaft.
Angle brace
See under Angle.
v. t.1.To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
[imp. & p. p. Braced ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bracing.]
2.To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
And welcome war to brace her drums.
- Campbell.
3.To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
Some who spurs had first braced on.
- Sir W. Scott.
4.To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
5.(Naut.) To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.
To brace about
(Naut.) to turn (a yard) round for the contrary tack.
To brace a yard
(Naut.) to move it horizontally by means of a brace.
To brace in
(Naut.) to turn (a yard) by hauling in the weather brace.
To brace one's self
to call up one's energies.
To brace to
(Naut.) to turn (a yard) by checking or easing off the lee brace, and hauling in the weather one, to assist in tacking.
- J. D. Forbes.
To brace up
(Naut.) to bring (a yard) nearer the direction of the keel by hauling in the lee brace.
To brace up sharp
(Naut.) to turn (a yard) as far forward as the rigging will permit.
v. i.1.To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; - with up.
Noun1.Bracebrace - a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"
2.brace - two items of the same kind
3.Bracebrace - a set of two similar things considered as a unit
Synonyms: pair
4.brace - either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
5.brace - a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
6.brace - elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
Synonyms: gallus, suspender
7.Bracebrace - an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
Synonyms: braces
8.brace - the stock of a tool used for turning a drilling bit
Synonyms: bitstock
9.Bracebrace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
Synonyms: bracing
Verb1.brace - prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
Synonyms: poise
2.brace - support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
3.brace - support by bracing
4.brace - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
(character)brace - left brace or right brace.
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