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brack·et

bracket

 
pronunciation:
brae kiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a support shaped liked an L that is attached to a wall or other upright surface.
We'll need two brackets to hold up this shelf.
similar words:
brace, hanger, support
definition 2: one of a pair of punctuation marks ([ ]). They are used to enclose words or numbers.
similar words:
parenthesis
definition 3: a group of people who share something in common.
He is in the 18- to 25-year-old age bracket.
synonyms:
category, group
similar words:
class, division
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: brackets, bracketing, bracketed
definition 1: to enclose or set apart with brackets.
In math, bracket the part of the equation that you work with first.
similar words:
enclose
definition 2: to group together.
That school brackets children according to their skills.
synonyms:
group
similar words:
associate, classify, combine, lump together