Definitions of bracket

  1. To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.
  2. To shoot so as to establish a bracket for ( an object).
  3. To furnish with, or inclose within, brackets; connect by brackets; to couple together.
  4. To support by brackets: to inclose by brackets.
  5. To place on a bracket; to enclose in brackets.
  6. To put in brackets; join; couple.
  7. classify or group
  8. place into brackets; " Please bracket this remark"
  9. To furnish with, to enclose in brackets. See Brace.
  10. To place within brackets.
  11. a category falling within certain defined limits
  12. either of two punctuation marks ( or) used to enclose textual material
  13. support with brackets; " bracket bookshelves"
  14. A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles.
  15. A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
  16. The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
  17. A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like.
  18. A figure determined by firing a projectile beyond a target and another short of it, as a basis for ascertaining the proper elevation of the piece; -- only used in the phrase, to establish a bracket. After the bracket is established shots are fired with intermediate elevations until the exact range is obtained. In the United States navy it is called fork.
  19. One of two characters [], used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; - called also crotchet.
  20. A supporting piece projecting from a wall; a single or jointed gas- pipe, burner, etc., projecting from a wall or pillar; one of two marks, used to inclose a word or note, or to set something off from the rest of the text.
  21. A support for something fastened to a wall:- pl. in printing, the marks [] used to inclose one or more words.
  22. A support for something fastened against a wall; the mark ] in printing.
  23. A piece projecting from a wall, as a support, a gas- fixture, etc.
  24. In printing or writing; ( 1) One of two enclosing marks. ( 2) A brace.
  25. An angular stay to support anything fastened to a wall; a mark used in printing, thus, a gas- pipe projecting from a wall.
  26. A piece of wood or metal placed for supporting anything, generally against a wall; crooked lines used in printing- thus,- to mark off or isolate a part of the text of a book.