Bracing
Bracing Bra"cing, n. 1. The act of strengthening, supporting, or propping, with a brace or braces; the state of being braced. [1913 Webster]

2. (Engin.) Any system of braces; braces, collectively; as, the bracing of a truss. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bracing — Bra cing, a. Imparting strength or tone; strengthening; invigorating; as, a bracing north wind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bracing — index remedial, salutary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bracing — [adj] brisk; exhilarating animating, chilly, cool, crisp, energizing, exhilarative, fortifying, fresh, invigorating, lively, quickening, refreshing, restorative, reviving, rousing, stimulating, stimulative, tonic, vigorous; concepts 537,605 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • bracing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ fresh and invigorating. DERIVATIVES bracingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • bracing — [brās′iŋ] adj. invigorating; stimulating; refreshing n. 1. a device that braces; support 2. a system of braces …   English World dictionary

  • bracing — brac|ing [ breısıŋ ] adjective usually before noun 1. ) cold in a way that makes you feel full of energy: We went out into the bracing air. a bracing walk 2. ) shocking or unexpected in a way that is good because it makes people notice or think… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bracing — UK [ˈbreɪsɪŋ] / US adjective [usually before noun] 1) cold in a way that makes you feel full of energy We went out into the bracing air. a bracing walk 2) shocking or unexpected in a way that is good because it makes people notice or think about… …   English dictionary

  • Bracing — Brace Brace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bracing}.] 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bracing — bracingly, adv. bracingness, n. /bray sing/, adj. 1. strengthening; invigorating: This mountain air is bracing. 2. of, pertaining to, or serving as a brace. n. 3. a brace. 4. braces collectively: The bracing on this scaffold is weak. 5. material …   Universalium

  • bracing — brac|ing [ˈbreısıŋ] adj bracing air or weather is cold and makes you feel very awake and healthy ▪ a bracing sea breeze …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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