buckle

  • 1buckle — buckle1 [buk′əl] n. [ME bokel, a buckle, boss of a shield < OFr bocle < LL bucula, beaver, shield < L buccula, cheek strap of a helmet, dim. of bucca, cheek: see BUCCAL] 1. a clasp on one end of a strap or belt for fastening the other… …

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  • 2Buckle — Buc kle (b[u^]k k l), v. i. 1. To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink. [1913 Webster] Buckled with the heat of the fire like parchment. Pepys. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Buckle — ist der Name eines britischen Historikers, siehe Henry Thomas Buckle einer Insel in der Antarktis, siehe Buckle Island eines australischen Fahrzeugbauers, siehe Buckle Motors eines US amerikanischen Bekleidungshändlers, siehe The Buckle …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4Buckle — Buc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Buckled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Buckling}.] [OE. boclen, F. boucler. See {Buckle}, n.] 1. To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend; to cause to kink, or to become… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5Buckle — Buc kle, n. [OE. bocle buckle, boss of a shield, OF. bocle, F. boucle, boss of a shield, ring, fr. L. buccula a little cheek or mouth, dim. of bucca cheek; this boss or knob resembling a cheek.] 1. A device, usually of metal, consisting of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6buckle — ► NOUN ▪ a flat frame with a hinged pin, used for fastening a belt or strap. ► VERB 1) fasten with a buckle. 2) bend and give way under pressure. 3) (buckle down) tackle a task with determination. ORIGIN Latin buccula cheek strap of a helmet ,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7buckle to — To buckle down to • • • Main Entry: ↑buckle …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8Buckle —   [bʌkl], Henry Thomas, britischer Kulturhistoriker, * Lee (County Kent) 24. 11. 1821, ✝ Damaskus 29. 5. 1862. Buckle versuchte im Sinne des Positivismus naturwissenschaftlich exakte Gesetze der geschichtlichen Entwicklung aufzustellen.   Werk:… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9buckle — [n] fastener with long pin catch, clamp, clasp, clip, fastening, fibula, harness, hasp; concept 450 buckle [v] contort, warp bend, bulge, cave in, collapse, crumple, distort, fold, twist, yield; concept 702 Ant. flatten, smooth …

    New thesaurus

  • 10Buckle — Buckle. См. Выступ. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 11Buckle — (spr. Böckl), Henry Thomas, geb. 24. Nov. 1822 in Lee bei London, war von seinem Vater, einem wohlhabenden Kaufmann, für das Geschäftsleben bestimmt u. arbeitete in dessen Bureau, verließ indeß diese Laufbahn bald u. privatisirte als Gelehrter,… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12Buckle — (spr. böckl), Henry Thomas, engl. Kulturhistoriker, geb. 24. Nov. 1821 als Sohn eines Schiffsreeders, gest. 29. Mai 1862, trat in das väterliche Geschäft, widmete sich aber, als sein Vater ihm 1840 ein ausreichendes Vermögen hinterließ,… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13Buckle — (spr. böckl), Henry Thomas, engl. Kulturhistoriker, geb. 24. Nov. 1821 zu Lee in Kent, gest. auf einer Reise 29. Mai 1862 zu Damaskus, bes. bekannt durch seine »History of civilisation in England« (1857 u.ö.; deutsch von Ruge, 7. Aufl. 1900). –… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14buckle — vb *flex, crook, bow Analogous words: *break, crack, snap, burst: bend, twist, *curve …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15buckle — buck|le1 [ˈbʌkəl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bend)¦ 2¦(knees/legs)¦ 3¦(do something you do not want)¦ 4¦(fasten)¦ Phrasal verbs  buckle down  buckle up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(BEND)¦ [I and T] to become bent or curved because of heat or pressure, or to make something… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16buckle — buckleless, adj. /buk euhl/, n., v., buckled, buckling. n. 1. a clasp consisting of a rectangular or curved rim with one or more movable tongues, fixed to one end of a belt or strap, used for fastening to the other end of the same strap or to… …

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  • 17buckle — I UK [ˈbʌk(ə)l] / US verb Word forms buckle : present tense I/you/we/they buckle he/she/it buckles present participle buckling past tense buckled past participle buckled 1) buckle or buckle up [intransitive/transitive] to fasten a buckle, or to… …

    English dictionary

  • 18buckle — buck|le1 [ bʌkl ] noun count a metal object through which a STRAP is passed to fasten a belt, shoe, bag, etc. buckle buck|le 2 [ bʌkl ] verb 1. ) buckle or buckle up intransitive or transitive to fasten a buckle, or be fastened with a buckle: The …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19buckle — I n. 1) to fasten a buckle 2) to undo, unfasten a buckle 3) a brass buckle II v. (D; intr.) ( to collapse ) to buckle under (to buckle under severe pressure) * * * [ bʌk(ə)l] unfasten a buckle a brass buckle to fasten a buckle to undo (D; intr.)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20buckle — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to fasten a buckle or be joined together with a buckle: The strap buckles at the side. | buckle sth: buckle a satchel | buckle sth on/up/together: Lou was buckling on his revolver. 2 (I, T) to become bent or curved because of heat …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English