Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: bracing  brey-sing
  1. A structural member used to stiffen a framework
    - brace
Adjective: bracing  brey-sing
  1. Imparting vitality and energy
    "the bracing mountain air";
    - brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic
Verb: brace  breys
  1. Prepare (oneself), often but not necessarily for something unpleasant or difficult
    - poise
  2. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel";
    - steady, stabilize, stabilise [Brit]
  3. Support by bracing
  4. Cause to be alert and energetic
    "Coffee and tea brace me";
    - stimulate, arouse, energize, energise [Brit], perk up

Derived forms: bracings

See also: invigorating

Type of: affect, beef up, fix, fortify, gear up, hold, hold up, prepare, ready, reinforcement, set, set up, strengthen, strengthener, structural member, support, sustain

Antonym: de-energize

Part of: frame, framework

Encyclopedia: Bracing

Brace, Peter