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bracket

brack·et

bracket

 
pronunciation:
brae kiht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an L-shaped fixture attached to a wall or other vertical surface to support something such as a shelf.
similar words:
angle iron, brace, cantilever, hanger, strut, support
definition 2: a short shelf or shelves supported in this way.
synonyms:
shelf
definition 3: one of a pair of marks, [ or ], used to enclose and set apart words or figures.
synonyms:
brace
similar words:
parenthesis
definition 4: a classification or grouping of people who share some characteristic such as age or amount of income.
He is in a high tax bracket.
synonyms:
category, classification, group
similar words:
class, division
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bracketed, bracketing, brackets
definition 1: to provide support to with a bracket or brackets.
similar words:
brace, strengthen, support
definition 2: to enclose or set apart with brackets.
similar words:
enclose, parenthesize
definition 3: to classify or group together.
synonyms:
group
similar words:
associate, classify, combine, lump together
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