bracket

[ brak-it ]
/ ˈbræk ɪt /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of bracket

1570–80; earlier also brag(g)et (in architecture); of obscure origin

Related forms

un·brack·et·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brackets

bracket

/ (ˈbrækɪt) /

noun


verb -kets, -keting or -keted (tr)

Word Origin for bracket

C16: from Old French braguette codpiece, diminutive of bragues breeches, from Old Provençal braga, from Latin brāca breeches
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Culture definitions for brackets

brackets

Marks — [ ] — resembling parentheses with square corners. Brackets are often used within quotations to distinguish between the quoter's own words and those of the writer being quoted: “He [the president] made a memorable speech at Gettysburg.”


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