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Another word for brace

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Verb
  1. To prepare (oneself) for action

Noun
  1. A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

      1. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
      2. Anything that serves as a support or basis
      3. A support or foundation:
      1. The state of being supported:
      2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      3. The act of supporting:
      1. (Informal) Ability to continue or endure
      2. Anything used as a support, or prop
      3. A support or brace.
      1. Land as opposed to water:
      2. A prop, as a beam, placed under or against something as a support or stabilizer; specif., any of the timbers used to support a boat or ship that is out of water
      3. A beam or timber propped against a structure to provide support.
      1. Someone or something displayed to impress others or provide a false impression.
      2. A person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.
      3. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
      1. Anything one leans or relies on for support, help, etc.; prop
      2. A support used by an injured or disabled person, often in pairs, as an aid to walking, having a vertical shaft that is sometimes forked, a horizontal grip for the hand, and a crosspiece that is positioned under the armpit or a cuff that wraps around the forearm.
      3. (Naut.) A forked support for a spar when the sail is furled
      1. Anything like a buttress; support or prop
      2. Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
      3. A projecting structure, generally of brick or stone, built against a wall to support or reinforce it
    See also:

    support

  2. Two items of the same kind together

    See also:

    same

    group

Another word for brace

Noun
  1. A support

      1. (Naut.) A forked support for a spar when the sail is furled
      2. Anything one leans or relies on for support, help, etc.; prop
      3. A support used by an injured or disabled person, often in pairs, as an aid to walking, having a vertical shaft that is sometimes forked, a horizontal grip for the hand, and a crosspiece that is positioned under the armpit or a cuff that wraps around the forearm.
      1. Any of various machines used to lift, hoist, or move something heavy a short distance
      2. A usually portable device for raising heavy objects by means of force applied with a lever, screw, or hydraulic press.
      3. One who works in a specified manual trade. Often used in combination:
      1. A chief support
      2. (Nautical) A strong rope that serves to steady and support the mainmast of a sailing vessel.
      3. A stay, or line, extending forward from the mainmast, supporting it and holding it in position
      1. A single shot from each of a number of rifles, artillery pieces, etc. fired together, or a shot from a single gun
      2. (Sports & Games) A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
      3. A complete course, succession, or series:
      1. A person who rafts
      2. One of the sloping beams that supports a pitched roof.
      3. Any of the boards or planks that slope from the ridge of a roof to the eaves and serve to support the roof
      1. A large bracket or block projecting from a wall to support a balcony, cornice, etc.
      2. A bracket or block supporting a balcony or cornice.
      3. (Architecture) A beam anchored at one end and projecting into space, such as a long bracket projecting from a wall to support a balcony.
      1. A framework consisting of two or more vertical bars, used to secure cattle in a stall or at a feed trough.
      2. An upright pole, post, or support.
      3. An upright bar, beam, or post used as a support
      1. The base block at the intersection of the baseboard and the vertical trim around an opening.
      2. The bottom course of stones or bricks supporting a wall.
      3. A course of brick or stone, often a projecting one, along the base of a wall
      1. A group of officers serving a military or naval commanding officer in an advisory and administrative capacity without combat duties or command
      2. A specific group of workers or employees
      3. A group of assistants to a manager, executive, or other person in authority.
      1. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
      2. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
      3. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
      1. A spar extending from a mast to hold the bottom of a sail outstretched
      2. A barrier across a river or around an area of water to prevent floating logs from dispersing
      3. A long movable arm used to maneuver and support a microphone.
      1. A thin piece split off from a larger piece; a splinter.
      2. A thin, flexible wooden strip, such as one used in the making of baskets or chair bottoms.
      3. A thin, rigid strip of wood, metal, etc. set along a broken bone to keep the pieces in place or used to keep a part of the body in a fixed position
      1. Anything thought of as armlike, esp. in being attached or connected to something larger
      2. Something, such as a sleeve on a garment or a support on a chair, that is designed to cover or support the human arm.
      3. A support for the arm on a chair, sofa, etc.
      1. A rope on a ship that hangs from a yard and has an eye at the end through which a footrope is passed for support.
      2. An apparatus attached to a chair or examining table, consisting of a pair of supports for the feet and enabling the knees to be raised and positioned well apart during a gynecological exam or procedure
      3. A ring with a flat bottom hung by a strap, usually on each side of a saddle and used as a footrest in mounting and riding
      1. A rope, chain, rod, or wire attached to something to steady or guide it
      2. A rope, cord, or cable used to steady, guide, or secure something.
      3. (Brit.) A person whose appearance or dress is odd
      1. One of the wooden planks in a stave wall.
      2. Any of the thin, shaped strips of wood or metal that are set edge to edge to form or strengthen the wall of a barrel, bucket, etc.
      3. Any similar slat, bar, rung, stay, etc.
      1. One that braces, especially one that supports or holds something steady.
      2. (Archery) A leather guard worn on the arm holding the bow, for protection against the bowstring
      3. (Archery) A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string.
      1. (Uncountable) A subgenre of roguelikes, characterised by non-rushed gameplay, levels not being saved upon being left, large amount of items and a steep power curve.
      2. A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
      3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
      1. One who, or that which, gives or adds strength.
      1. Either of the pair of signs [ ], or sometimes < >, used to enclose a word or words inserted as for explanation, quantities to be taken as a single quantity, etc.
      2. A simple rigid structure in the shape of an L, one arm of which is fixed to a vertical surface, the other projecting horizontally to support a shelf or other weight.
      3. An architectural support projecting from a wall, as a corbel
      1. A similar pin forming a projection that may be used as a support or boundary marker.
      2. A projecting pin or bolt used to hang things on, fasten ropes to, mark degrees of measurement or keep the score in a game, etc.
      3. A short, usually tapering or pointed piece of wood, metal, etc. used to hold parts together or in place, or to close an opening, as in a barrel
      1. (Architecture) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
      2. (Architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
      3. Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
      1. An event, circumstance, or condition that increases the likelihood that a given response will recur in a situation like that in which the reinforcing condition originally occurred.
      2. (Uncountable, behavioral psychology) The process whereby a behavior with desirable consequences comes to be repeated.
      3. Additional personnel or equipment sent to support a military action.
      1. A place where parts have been spliced.
      2. (Electrical) The electrical and mechanical connection between two pieces of wire or cable.
      3. (Nautical) A junction or joining of ropes made by splicing them together.
      1. Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
      2. (Architecture) A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it.
      3. A projecting structure, generally of brick or stone, built against a wall to support or reinforce it
      1. A brace fitted into a framework to resist pressure in the direction of its length and thereby stabilize a structure
      2. A structural element used to brace or strengthen a framework by resisting stress or compression.
      3. A device that combines a shock absorber and its mounting plates in one assembly, used in the suspension system of a motor vehicle
      1. (Architecture) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault.
      2. One of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum.
      3. Any narrow riblike piece used to form, strengthen, or shape something
      1. (Informal) A period of sharp decline or repeated losses:
      2. The action of sliding or slipping over a surface, often sideways.
      3. A plank, log, etc., often one of a pair or set, used as a support or as a track upon which to slide or roll a heavy object
      1. Any solid piece of material used to strengthen or support
      2. (--- Football) An act of legally using one's body to obstruct or move a defensive player so that a player in possession of the ball may advance downfield, pass, or otherwise execute an offensive play.
      3. One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
      1. A large beam, usually horizontal, of timber or steel, for supporting the joists of a floor, the framework of a building, the superstructure of a bridge, etc.
      2. One who girds; a satirist.
      3. A beam of steel, wood, or reinforced concrete, used as a main horizontal support in a building or structure.
      1. Land at or near the edge of a body of water, esp. along an ocean, large lake, etc.
      2. A beam or timber propped against a structure to provide support.
      3. A prop, as a beam, placed under or against something as a support or stabilizer; specif., any of the timbers used to support a boat or ship that is out of water
      1. (Medicine) A supportive device, usually a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
      2. (Architecture) A structure made up of one or more triangular units made from straight beams of wood or metal, which is used to support a structure as in a roof or bridge.
      3. A rigid framework, as of wooden beams or metal bars, designed to support a structure, such as a roof.
      1. A long, thick piece of wood, metal, or stone, used in building
      2. A stream of radio or radar signals sent continuously in one direction from a landing field, harbor, etc. as a guide for incoming aircraft or ships
      3. (Nautical) A transverse structural member of a ship's frame, used to support a deck and to brace the sides against stress.
      1. A means to an end
      2. A means of accomplishing; a tool:
      3. A simple machine consisting of a rigid bar pivoted on a fixed point and used to transmit force, as in raising or moving a weight at one end by pushing down on the other.
      1. Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
      2. (Fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
      3. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      1. (Informal) Ability to continue or endure
      2. A support or brace.
      3. A heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support, as for a mast of a ship; guy
      1. A soft pad for easing pressure on any part of the body
      2. A capping piece over a post to extend the bearing area under a beam
      3. Any bolsterlike object or support
      1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
      2. A person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.
      3. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
    See also:

    support

    beam

  2. A pair

      1. The second in a set or sequence.
      2. The cardinal number between one and three; 2; II
      3. Something numbered two or having two units, as a playing card, domino, face of a die, etc.
      1. Two people united, as by betrothal or marriage.
      2. (Informal) A few; several:
      3. Two items of the same kind; a pair.
      1. A married, engaged, or courting couple
      2. (Chiefly Dial.) A set or series
      3. Two mated animals.
    See also:

    pair

    pair

Verb
  1. To give support

  2. To encourage