1 brace /ˈbreɪs/ verb
braces; braced; bracing
1 brace
braces; braced; bracing
Learner's definition of BRACE
: to get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
[no object]
(chiefly US) usually + for
[+ object]
usually + for
[+ object] : to give added physical support or strength to (something)
[+ object]
: to support (yourself) by leaning against something or holding something
often + against
: to place (something, such as your feet or hands) against something for support usually + against
2 brace /ˈbreɪs/ noun
plural braces
2 brace
plural braces
Learner's definition of BRACE
[count] : a part that adds physical strength or support
: a device that supports a part of the body
: a device that is attached to teeth to make them straight plural in U.S. English
[count] : either one of the marks { or } that are used as a pair around words or items that are to be considered together usually plural
called also curly brace, curly bracket
braces [plural] British : suspenders
[count] plural brace : a pair of birds that have been hunted and killed