- brackets, parentheses of various forms indicating that the enclosed quantity is to be treated as a unit.
- (loosely) vinculum(def 2).
- Informal. an expression or formula between a pair of brackets.
- any horizontally projecting support for an overhanging weight, as a corbel, cantilever, or console.
- any of a series of fancifully shaped false consoles beneath an ornamental cornice.
- a flat plate, usually triangular with a flange on one edge, used to unite and reinforce the junction between two flat members or surfaces meeting at an angle.
- any member for reinforcing the angle between two members or surfaces.
verb (used with object)
Origin of bracket
Related formsun·brack·et·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for bracket
Do you fill out one bracket or different brackets for each pool?
Are you cool with your bracket getting ruined if UCLA wins the national title?
People ask me this: Would you trade UCLA winning the national championship for not winning the bracket challenge?
She spent an hour and a half on her bracket strategy, trying to pin down what kind of girl Galavis would be interested in.Fans of ‘The Bachelor’ Embrace Brackets, Bookies, and Buy-ins in Online Betting Pools|Nina Strochlic|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Surfers are arranged in head-to-head matchups in a bracket system, and advance with each heat win.
So saying, he lifted down the great clock which stood on a bracket on the wall, and placed it on a side table.The Lion of the North|G.A. Henty
"Carry this light up to the third hall," said Margaret, pointing to a lamp in a bracket.Faithful Margaret|Annie Ashmore
The woman got part of its flesh, and she thought it was part of the bracket bull she was eating, and she got better.The Irish Fairy Book|Various
What is the distinction in use between the bracket and the parenthesis?Punctuation|Frederick W. Hamilton
Madunnah handed over the bracket to crown our baggage, and plodded bravely on, often well up to his bare knees in mud and water.In the Tail of the Peacock|Isabel Savory