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brassiere Explained

brassiere at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

18c., "woman's underbodice," from Fr. brassi?re "child's chemise, shoulder strap" (17c.), from O.Fr. braciere "arm guard," from bras "an arm," from L. brachium (see brace). Modern use is a euphemistic borrowing first recorded 1909. ///

brassiere at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] formal [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Early French brassi[hA169]re 'top part of a dress', from Old French braciere 'arm protector', from braz 'arm']// a bra//

brassiere at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "brassiere":
advocate, alpenstock, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone,
backing, bandeau, bearer, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, buttress,
cane, carrier, cervix, corset, crook, crutch, falsies,
foundation garment, fulcrum, girdle, guy, guywire, jock, jockstrap,
mainstay, maintainer, mast, neck, prop, reinforce, reinforcement,
reinforcer, rest, resting place, rigging, shoulder, shroud,
soutien-gorge, spine, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay,
stick, stiffener, strengthener, support, supporter, sustainer,
upholder, walking stick

brassiere at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) = BRA

Brassiere at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Brassiere \Bras`si[`e]re"\, n. [F.]
A form of woman's underwaist stiffened with whalebones, or
the like, and worn to support the breasts.

brassiere at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts [syn:
{bra}, {bandeau}]

brassiere at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » brassière


Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Buestenhalter-2.jpg|thumb|A woman wearing a brassiere


* Inter: a » UK: Inter: IPA » /ˈbræzɪɛə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"br{zIE@/ or Inter: IPA » /ˈbræsɪɛə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"br{sIE@/
  • Inter: a » US: Inter: enPR » brə-zĭrʹ, Inter: IPA » /brəˈzɪr/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /br@"zIr/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-brassiere.ogg|Audio (US)


    From the French word brassière.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An item of underwear worn to support the breasts; now commonly shortened to bra.


    * bra


    Inter: trans-see » bra


    * brasserie

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    Translation: et » brassiere
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    Translation: io » brassiere
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    brassière at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: date » d A bra.


    * brasserie

  • Category: Category - :English terms spelled with È|brassiere



    * Inter: IPA » /bʁa.sjɛʁ/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bRa.sjER/


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=brassiere
  • A child's vest.
    1. (Maritime): A life jacket.
    2. The use of this word, notably in Quebec French, in the sense of the English brassiere is an anglicism, and a back-formed false friend.


      * brasserie

    Translation: br » brassière
    Translation: el » brassière
    Translation: fr » brassière
    Translation: ko » brassière
    Translation: io » brassière
    Translation: mg » brassière
    Translation: nl » brassière
    Translation: vi » brassière
    Translation: zh » brassière