Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, interlaced or linked together: said of bearings so arranged. Also brazed.
  • In entomology, attached by the caudal extremity and supported in an upright or oblique position by a silken thread crossing the thorax, and fastened to the supporting surface: said of the chrysalis of a butterfly. Also called girt or bound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective held up by braces or buttresses.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of brace.
  • adjective Having braces or similar supports.
  • adjective heraldry Interlaced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger
  • adjective held up by braces or buttresses

Etymologies

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See brace (verb)

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From brace (noun)

Examples

  • Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Britain braced for more snow: It's not unusual at these times for people in northern Britain to complain that southerners whinge about their bad weather when the north of the country suffers far worse conditions on a regular basis.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Britain braced for more snow: It's not unusual at these times for people in northern Britain to complain that southerners whinge about their bad weather when the north of the country suffers far worse conditions on a regular basis.

    Britain braced for more snow

  • Her last word braced the lad as nothing else could.

    The Man from Glengarry; a tale of the Ottawa

  • The back wall of this building was braced, which is lucky for us.

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  • The back wall of this building was braced, which is lucky for us.

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  • The tired words of winter storm warnings were trundled out in force as the region "braced" for a "dump" of precipitation that could close roads, delay trains and cancel meetings.

    D.C. region braces for deluge

  • The tired words of winter storm warnings were trundled out in force as the region "braced" for a "dump" of precipitation that could close roads, delay trains and cancel meetings.

    D.C. region braces for deluge

  • The tired words of winter storm warnings were trundled out in force as the region "braced" for a "dump" of precipitation that could close roads, delay trains and cancel meetings.

    D.C. region braces for deluge

  • But you just kind of braced and figured something was going to kill me.

    CNN Transcript Jan 15, 2009

  • And he kind of braced himself for that, that this could be a very up and down day for the rescue teams and the families as well.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2006

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