from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's undergarment worn to support and give contour to the breasts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An item of underwear worn to support the breasts; now commonly shortened to bra.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A form of woman's undergarment, often stiffened with wire or whalebones, or the like, and worn to cover and support the breasts; -- also called bra. It usually has straps which support it from the shoulders, but strapless variants are also made.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
French brassière, child's jacket with sleeves, brassiere, from Old French braciere : bras, arm (from Latin brācchium; see brachium) + -iere, -ier, one associated with; see -er1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the French word brassière. (Wiktionary)