Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun braces

1 sense of braces

Sense 1
brace, braces, orthodontic braces -- (an appliance that corrects dental irregularities)
       => dental appliance -- (a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brace

9 senses of brace

Sense 1
brace -- (a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee")
       => support -- (any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf")
       => strengthener, reinforcement -- (a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook")

Sense 2
couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad -- (two items of the same kind)
       => two, 2, II, deuce -- (the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number)

Sense 3
pair, brace -- (a set of two similar things considered as a unit)
       => set -- (a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth")

Sense 4
brace -- (either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material)
       => punctuation, punctuation mark -- (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)

Sense 5
brace -- (a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it)
       => rope -- (a strong line)

Sense 6
brace, suspender, gallus -- (elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural))
       => man's clothing -- (clothing that is designed for men to wear)

Sense 7
brace, braces, orthodontic braces -- (an appliance that corrects dental irregularities)
       => dental appliance -- (a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth)

Sense 8
brace, bitstock -- (a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring)
       => stock -- (the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock")

Sense 9
brace, bracing -- (a structural member used to stiffen a framework)
       => structural member -- (support that is a constituent part of any structure or building)
       => strengthener, reinforcement -- (a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb brace

4 senses of brace

Sense 1
brace, poise -- (prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult)
       => fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill")

Sense 2
brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise -- (support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel")
       => strengthen, beef up, fortify -- (make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries")

Sense 3
brace -- (support by bracing)
       => hold, support, sustain, hold up -- (be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?")

Sense 4
stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")
       => affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

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