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Bracket - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bracket' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bracket [ n.]
- An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office.
- A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles.
- A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
- The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
- One of two characters [], used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; -- called also crotchet.
- A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like.
2 . Bracket [ v. t.]
- To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.

Meaning of 'Bracket' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bracket [ v]
Meaning (1):
- support with brackets
Example in sentence:
  • bracket bookshelves
Meaning (2):
- place into brackets
Example in sentence:
  • Please bracket this remark