Definition of Braces. Meaning of Braces. Synonyms of Braces

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Braces. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Braces and, of course, Braces synonyms and on the right images related to the word Braces.

Definition of Braces

Brace
Brace Brace, n. [OF. brace, brasse, the two arms, embrace, fathom, F. brasse fathom, fr. L. bracchia the arms (stretched out), pl. of bracchium arm; cf. Gr. ?.] 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. The little bones of the ear drum do in straining and relaxing it as the braces of the war drum do in that. --Derham. 3. The state of being braced or tight; tension. The laxness of the tympanum, when it has lost its brace or tension. --Holder. 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. ``A brace of greyhounds.' --Shak. He is said to have shot . . . fifty brace of pheasants. --Addison. A brace of brethren, both bishops, both eminent for learning and religion, now appeared in the church. --Fuller. But you, my brace of lords. --Shak. 9. pl. Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders. I embroidered for you a beautiful pair of braces. --Thackeray. 10. Harness; warlike preparation. [Obs.] For that it stands not in such warlike brace. --Shak. 11. Armor for the arm; vantbrace. 12. (Mining) The mouth of a shaft. [Cornwall] Angle brace. See under Angle.

Meaning of Braces from wikipedia

- Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic cases, or cases) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them...
- collar, also called a neck brace, used to restrict neck movement Dental braces, a device used to reposition teeth Brace (tool), a hand tool for drilling...
- lingual braces is their near invisibility compared to the standard braces, which are attached on the buccal (ch****) sides of the tooth. Lingual braces were...
- (also called parentheses), square brackets, curly brackets (also called braces), and angle brackets (also called chevrons), as well as various less common...
- Treatment can take several months to a few years; it involves the use of dental braces and other appliances to slowly move the teeth and jaws around. If the malocclusion...
- Suspenders (American English, Canadian English, Australian English) or braces (British English, Australian English) are fabric or leather straps worn over...
- and occam) use indentation to determine the structure instead of using braces or keywords; this is termed the off-side rule. In such languages, indentation...
- the orthosis according to the patient's requirements. Over-the-counter braces are basic and available in multiple sizes. They are generally slid on or...
- In architecture, wind braces are diagonal braces to tie the rafters of a roof together and prevent racking. In medieval roofs they are arched, and run...
- Nickelodeon's Winx Club. The series is based on the 2011 book, How to Rock Braces and Gl****es by Meg Haston published by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers...
Loading...