Definition of Braces. Meaning of Braces. Synonyms of Braces
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Definition of Braces
BraceBrace 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
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
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
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
A brace of brethren, both bishops, both eminent for
learning and religion, now appeared in the church.
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.
10. Harness; warlike preparation. [Obs.]
For that it stands not in such warlike brace.
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
cases, or cases) are devices
used in orthodontics
and straighten teeth
and help position
- 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
near invisibility compared
to the standard braces
on the buccal
of the tooth. Lingual braces
- (also called
brackets, curly brackets
(also called braces
), and angle brackets
chevrons), as well as various
can take several months
to a few years; it involves
the use of dental braces
and other appliances
move the teeth
and jaws around. If the malocclusion...
(American English, Canadian
English) or braces
(British English, Australian
English) are fabric
or leather straps
- and occam) use indentation
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
sizes. They are generally
slid on or...
- In architecture, wind braces
are diagonal braces
to tie the rafters
of a roof together
racking. In medieval roofs
they are arched, and run...
- Nickelodeon's Winx Club. The series
on the 2011 book, How to Rock Braces
and Gl****es by Meg Haston published
by Little, Brown Books
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