Verb bracket Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

To bound on both sides, to surround, as enclosing with brackets. To place in the same category. To mark distinctly for special treatment. To set aside, discount, ignore. (photography) To take multiple images of the same subject, using a range of exposure settings, in order to help ensure that a satisfactory image is obtained. (philosophy, phenomenology) In the philosophical system of Edmund Husserl and his followers, to set aside metaphysical theories and existential questions concerning what is real in order to focus philosophical attention simply on the actual content of experience.

More definition:

1.a support, as of metal or wood, projecting from a wall or the like to hold or bear the weight of a shelf, part of a cornice, etc.

2.a shelf or shelves so supported.

3.Also called square bracket. one of two marks [ or ] used in writing or printing to enclose parenthetical matter, interpolations, etc.

4.Mathematics. 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.

5.a grouping of people based on the amount of their income, the low-income bracket.

6.a class; grouping; classification, She travels in a different social bracket.

7.Architecture. 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.

8.(on a staircase) an ornamental piece filling the angle between a riser and its tread.

9.Shipbuilding. 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.

10.a projecting fixture for gas or electricity. 1
1.Gunnery. range or elevation producing both shorts and overs on a target.
1 furnish with or support by a bracket or brackets. 1 place within brackets; couple with a brace. 1 associate, mention, or class together, Gossip columnists often bracket them together, so a wedding may be imminent.1

5.Gunnery. to place (shots) both beyond and short of a target. 1

6.Photography. to take (additional shots) at exposure levels above and below the estimated correct exposure.

1. an L-shaped or other support fixed to a wall to hold a shelf, etc

2. one or more wall shelves carried on brackets

3. (architect) a support projecting from the side of a wall or other structure See also corbel, ancon, console2

4. Also called square bracket. either of a pair of characters, [ ], used to enclose a section of writing or printing to separate it from the main text

5. a general name for parenthesis, square bracket, brace (sense 6)

6. a group or category falling within or between certain defined limits, the lower income bracket

7. the distance between two preliminary shots of artillery fire in range-finding

8. a skating figure consisting of two arcs meeting at a point, tracing the shape ⋎ verb (transitive) -kets, -keting, -keted

9. to fix or support by means of a bracket or brackets

10. to put (written or printed matter) in brackets, esp as being irrelevant, spurious, or bearing a separate relationship of some kind to the rest of the text1
1. to couple or join (two lines of text, etc) with a brace1

2. (often foll by with) to group or class together, to bracket Marx with the philosophers1

3. to adjust (artillery fire) until the target is hit Word OriginC16, from Old French braguette codpiece, diminutive of bragues breeches, from Old Provençal braga, from Latin brāca breechesCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1570s, bragget, "architectural support," probably from Middle French braguette "codpiece armor" (16c.), from a fancied resemblance of architectural supports to that article of attire (Spanish cognate bragueta meant both "codpiece" and "bracket"), diminutive of brague "knee pants," ultimately from Gaulish *braca "pants," itself perhaps from Germanic (cf. Old English broc "garment for the legs and trunk;" see breeches). The sense might reflect the "breeches" sense, on the notion of two limbs or of appliances used in pairs. The typographical bracket is first recorded 1750, so called for its resemblance to double supports in carpentry (a sense attested from 1610s). Senses affected by Latin brachium "arm."
1797, of printed matter, "to enclose in brackets," from bracket (n.). Also, "to couple or connect with a brace" (1827), also figurative, "to couple one thing with another" in writing (1807). Artillery rangefinding sense is from 1903, from the noun (1891) in the specialized sense "distance between the ranges of two shells, one under and one over the object." Related, Bracketed; bracketing. In home-building and joinery, bracketed is attested by 180


Betsy picked up a case of a body dump in Illinois and, as it was a slow day, we tried to bracket the unknown time of the corpse's disposal.

Both of them are at that level of not worrying about missing any meals but they're not big spenders—maybe five to ten mil bracket, give or take—no real debts.

The covered aisles of the court of the Jumma Musjid at Jaunpur are in three storeys with piers, bracket-capitals and architraves, bearing therefore no resemblance to the arcades of Kairawan and Cordova, and constituting a different style.

Be enclosed in a bracket we obtain a partition of the weight w which appertains to the separated partition.

We are then able to combine any number with the + or the - sign inside the bracket, and to deal with this constructed symbol according to special laws; i.e.

The sight drops through a socket in a pivoted bracket which is provided From Treatise on Service Ordnance.

For local earthquakes it will move relatively to the pivoted balance weight like an ordinary bracket seismograph, and for very rapid motion it gives seismoscopic indications of slight tremors due to the switching of the outer end of the boom, which is necessarily somewhat flexible.

Misericordia, pity, compassion) for various forms in which the rules of a monastic order or general discipline of the clergy might be relaxed; thus it is applied to a special chamber in a monastery for those members who were allowed special food, drink, &c., and to a small bracket on the under side of the seat in a stall of a church made to turn up and afford support to a person in a position between sitting and standing.

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