A decorative architectural bracket (sense 1)



  • A fixture attached to a wall to hold up a shelf.
  • Any intermediate object that connects a smaller part to a larger part, the smaller part typically projecting sideways from the larger part.
  • A short crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
  • The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage, supporting the trunnions.
  • Any of the characters "(", ")", "[", "]", "{", "}", "<" and ">", used in pairs to enclose parenthetic remarks, sections of mathematical expressions, etc.
  • A printed diagram of games in a tournament.
  • A prediction of the outcome of games in a tournament, used for betting purposes.
  • One of several ranges of numbers.
  • A pair of values that represent the smallest and largest elements of a range.
  • In artillery, the endangered region between two shell impacts (one long and one short). The next shell fired is likely to hit accurately.
  • The small curved or angular corner formed by a serif and a stroke in a letter.
  • a mark cut into a stone by land surveyors to secure a bench.
  • Alternative of bragget


  • To support by means of mechanical brackets.
  • To enclose in typographical brackets.
  • To bound on both sides, to surround, as enclosing with brackets.
  • To place in the same category.
  • To mark distinctly for special treatment.
  • To set aside, discount, ignore.
  • To take multiple images of the same subject, using a range of exposure settings, in order to help ensure that a satisfactory image is obtained.
  • In the philosophical system of Edmund Husserl and his followers, to set aside metaphysical theories and existential questions concerning what is real in order to focus philosophical attention simply on the actual content of experience.


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  • From earlier bragget, probably from Middle French braguette, from Old French braguette ("the opening in the fore part of a pair of breeches"), from Old Occitan braga (from Latin brāca ("pants"), of and perhaps Germanic origin) + -ette.

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