American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Invigorating or refreshing; strengthening: a bracing tonic.
- n. A support; a brace.
- n. Braces considered as a group.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one that braces, or the state of being braced.
- n. In engineering, a system of braces: as, the bracing of a truss.
- Having the quality of giving strength or tone; invigorating: as, a bracing air.
- v. present participle of brace.
- adj. invigorating or stimulating
- n. a brace
- n. US a form of military attention stance
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Imparting strength or tone; strengthening; invigorating.
- n. The act of strengthening, supporting, or propping, with a brace or braces; the state of being braced.
- n. (Engin.) Any system of braces; braces, collectively.
- n. a structural member used to stiffen a framework
- adj. imparting vitality and energy
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