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network of wires placed on teeth to straighten them; pair of written symbols that resemble curly brackets " { } "; suspenders (British)
reinforce, strengthen
rest, prop; rope on a sailboat; pair, couple

n : an appliance that corrects dental irregularities [syn: brace]

Ropes fastened to the yard-arms to brace them about. Also a security to the rudder, fixed to the stern-post.

Braces may refer to:
  • Suspenders
  • Dental braces
  • Brace (orthopaedic), orthopaedic device
  • Braces (punctuation), curly brackets { }

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Careful - not taking any chances.
Using both belt and braces is a double insurance against having your trousers fall down.

1. an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
(synonym) brace
(hypernym) dental appliance
1. a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"
(hypernym) support
(hyponym) ankle brace
2. two items of the same kind
(synonym) couple, pair, twosome, twain, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad
(hypernym) two, 2, II, deuce
(hyponym) doubleton
3. a set of two similar things considered as a unit
(synonym) pair
(hypernym) set
(hyponym) Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Tweedledee and Tweedledum
4. either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
(hypernym) punctuation, punctuation mark
5. a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
(hypernym) rope
(hyponym) royal brace
6. elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
(synonym) suspender, gallus
(hypernym) clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear
(part-meronym) strap, shoulder strap
(classification) plural, plural form
7. an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
(synonym) braces
(hypernym) dental appliance
8. the stock of a tool used for turning a drilling bit
(synonym) bitstock
(hypernym) stock
(part-holonym) brace and bit
9. a structural member used to stiffen a framework
(synonym) bracing
(hypernym) structural member
(hyponym) crosspiece
(part-holonym) framework, frame, framing
1. prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
(synonym) poise
(hypernym) fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
(hyponym) steel, nerve
2. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
(synonym) steady, stabilize, stabilise
(hypernym) strengthen, beef up, fortify
(hyponym) ballast
3. support by bracing
(hypernym) hold, support, sustain, hold up
(hyponym) tread
4. cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
(synonym) stimulate, arouse, energize, energise, perk up
(hypernym) affect
(hyponym) cathect
(derivation) bracer, pick-me-up

guailleáin m.

Gallic name of a particularly white grain (ble blanc de Dauphine)| (sandala)


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