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Definitions of brace:
  • noun:   a structural member used to stiffen a framework
  • noun:   the stock of a tool used for turning a drilling bit
  • noun:   an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
  • noun:   a support that steadies or strengthens something else
    Example: "He wore a brace on his knee"
  • noun:   elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
  • noun:   a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
  • noun:   either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
  • noun:   a set of two similar things considered as a unit
  • noun:   two items of the same kind
  • verb:   support by bracing
  • verb:   support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    Example: "Brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
  • verb:   prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
  • verb:   cause to be alert and energetic
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #5459)

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See brace used in context: 34 poetry verses, 17 Shakespeare works, 24 definitions

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