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Brace vs. Bracer

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  • Brace (noun)

    Armor for the arm; vambrace.

  • Brace (noun)

    A measurement of length, originally representing a person's outstretched arms.

  • Brace (noun)

    A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.

  • Brace (noun)

    That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.

  • Brace (noun)

    A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension.

  • Brace (noun)

    A thong used to regulate the tension of a drum.

  • Brace (noun)

    The state of being braced or tight; tension.

  • Brace (noun)

    Harness; warlike preparation.

  • Brace (noun)

    A curved, pointed line, also known as "curly bracket": { or } connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be considered together, such as in {role, roll}; in music, used to connect staves.

  • Brace (noun)

    A pair, a couple; originally used of dogs, and later of animals generally and then other things, but rarely human persons. (The plural in this sense is unchanged.) In British use (as plural), this is a particularly common reference to game birds.

  • Brace (noun)

    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.

  • Brace (noun)

    A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.

  • Brace (noun)

    The mouth of a shaft.

  • Brace (noun)

    Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.

  • Brace (noun)

    A system of wires, brackets, and elastic bands used to correct crooked teeth or to reduce overbite.

  • Brace (noun)

    Two goals scored by one player in a game.

  • Brace (verb)

    To prepare for something bad, such as an impact or blow.

    "All hands, brace for impact!"

    "Brace yourself!"

    "The boy has no idea about everything that's been going on. You need to brace him for what's about to happen."

  • Brace (verb)

    To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly.

    "He braced himself against the crowd."

  • Brace (verb)

    To swing round the yards of a square rigged ship, using braces, to present a more efficient sail surface to the direction of the wind.

    "to brace the yards"

  • Brace (verb)

    To stop someone for questioning, usually said of police.

  • Brace (verb)

    To confront with questions, demands or requests.

  • Brace (verb)

    To furnish with braces; to support; to prop.

    "to brace a beam in a building"

  • Brace (verb)

    To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen.

    "to brace the nerves"

  • Brace (verb)

    To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.

  • Bracer (noun)

    That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.

  • Bracer (noun)

    A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string.

  • Bracer (noun)

    Armor for the forearm; a brassard.

  • Bracer (noun)

    A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

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  • Brace (noun)

    That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.

  • Brace (noun)

    A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.

  • Brace (noun)

    The state of being braced or tight; tension.

  • Brace (noun)

    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.

  • Brace (noun)

    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.

  • Brace (noun)

    A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.

  • Brace (noun)

    A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.

  • Brace (noun)

    A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.

  • Brace (noun)

    Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.

  • Brace (noun)

    Harness; warlike preparation.

  • Brace (noun)

    Armor for the arm; vantbrace.

  • Brace (noun)

    The mouth of a shaft.

  • Brace

    To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.

  • Brace

    To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.

  • Brace

    To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.

  • Brace

    To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.

  • Brace

    To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.

  • Brace (verb)

    To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; - with up.

  • Bracer (noun)

    That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.

  • Bracer (noun)

    A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string; also, a brassart.

  • Bracer (noun)

    A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

Webster Dictionary
  • Brace (noun)

    a support that steadies or strengthens something else;

    "he wore a brace on his knee"

  • Brace (noun)

    two items of the same kind

  • Brace (noun)

    a set of two similar things considered as a unit

  • Brace (noun)

    either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

  • Brace (noun)

    a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it

  • Brace (noun)

    elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

  • Brace (noun)

    an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

  • Brace (noun)

    the stock of a tool used for turning a drilling bit

  • Brace (noun)

    a structural member used to stiffen a framework

  • Brace (verb)

    prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

  • Brace (verb)

    support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace;

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

  • Brace (verb)

    support by bracing

  • Brace (verb)

    cause to be alert and energetic;

    "Coffee and tea stimulate me"

    "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

  • Bracer (noun)

    a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports

  • Bracer (noun)

    a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)

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