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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:

noun
(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:

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

brassiere at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » brassière

English

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

Pronunciation

* 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)

    Etymology

    From the French word brassière.

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


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

    Synonyms

    * bra

    Translations

    Inter: trans-see » bra

    Anagrams

    * brasserie

  • Category: Category:English genericized trademarks -
    Category: Category:en:Underwear -
    Translation: et » brassiere
    Translation: el » brassiere
    Translation: ko » brassiere
    Translation: io » brassiere
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    Translation: my » brassiere
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    Translation: no » brassiere
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    Translation: zh » brassiere

    brassière at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==English==

    Noun

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

    Anagrams

    * brasserie

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

    French

    Pronunciation

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

    Noun

    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.

      Anagrams

      * 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