(n.) A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; -- generally laid under the pillows.
(n.) A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support any part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.
(n.) Anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc.
(n.) A cushioned or a piece part of a saddle.
(n.) A cushioned or a piece of soft wood covered with tarred canvas, placed on the trestletrees and against the mast, for the collars of the shrouds to rest on, to prevent chafing.
(n.) Anything used to prevent chafing.
(n.) A plate of iron or a mass of wood under the end of a bridge girder, to keep the girder from resting directly on the abutment.
(n.) A transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests.
(n.) The crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck.
(n.) the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.
(n.) That part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle.
(n.) The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.
(n.) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.
(n.) A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
(v. t.) To support with a bolster or pillow.
(v. t.) To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up.
(1) His senior role in the Popalzai tribe and his chairmanship since 2005 of Kandahar provincial council bolstered his reputation as an Asian version of a mafia don.
(2) And if the Brexit vote was somehow not respected by Westminster, Le Pen could be bolstered in her outrage.
(3) • Mubarak becomes a major mediator in the Arab-Israeli peace process, remaining a consistent US ally bolstered by billions of dollars in American aid.
(4) The AP reports: The incremental assistance would be aimed both at bolstering the Ukrainian military as it seeks to halt the advances of pro-Russian forces in the east, as well as showing symbolic U.S. support for Ukraine's efforts.
(5) Clegg went on: "Unless there's overwhelming evidence that this [campaign] is a really effective way of bolstering public confidence in the immigration system, and bearing down on illegal behaviour in the immigration system, I'm going to need a lot of persuasion this is something [we want to continue]."
(6) A description of sleeping arrangements of the Kung San people of the Kalahari desert; speculations of the need for arousability in primitive society to prevent predators from attacking serve to bolster the view point.
(7) The survey was conducted at the end of a year in which Chinese growth had slowed and the eurozone stagnated, raising expectations that Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank will try to bolster the eurozone by starting QE on Thursday .
(8) The link between IUD use and pelvic inflammatory disease is bolstered by data showing a 3-fold increase in salpingitis in IUD users compared with women in general.
(9) Downing Street was irritated when Michael Gove bolstered Eurosceptics on Sunday, the day of Cameron's departure for the US, by saying he would vote to leave the EU if a referendum were held now.
(10) Jinsa describes its mandate as two-fold: "To educate the American public about the importance of an effective US defence capability...and to inform the American defence and foreign affairs community about the important role Israel can and does play in bolstering democratic interests in the Mediterranean and the Middle East."
(11) At the request of the state governor, the interim president, Michel Temer, has authorized 1,000 soldiers and 200 marines to bolster security.
(12) Jared Genser Germany went public with its anger about Beijing’s handling of Liu’s case on Monday, accusing Chinese security services of leaking surveillance footage of Liu being visited by a German doctor in order to bolster a propaganda campaign pushing the idea that the dissident was too ill to be evacuated from China.
(13) The Bank of England sends a clear message to banks today to cut staff bonuses and share dividends so that they can bolster their capital cushions while maintaining lending to businesses and households.
(14) In a review published on Thursday, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai) says the Department for International Development (DfID) has failed to turn rhetoric about how bolstering the private sector can help end global poverty into a realistic, well-balanced and joined-up portfolio of programmes.
(15) It would also bolster the image of the Socialist president, François Hollande , as a social reformer after a hotly contested move to legalise gay marriage in 2012.
(16) For months, Tom McCarthy’s journalistic thriller Spotlight has been at the head of the pack – further bolstered by its recent Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations.
(17) Primark’s heady pace of expansion has bolstered ABF, which is grappling with lower sugar prices that have reduced profits in its core business.
(18) He would have liked to spend the summer bolstering his case for a critical autumn referendum on constitutional reforms he supports, but instead he has been forced to grapple with the banking issues.
(19) The salience of immigration is reinforced by a separate question in which "curbing immigration" comes top of varied populist policies as the "single action politicians could take to bolster your faith in politics", with 26% picking that priority, as against 19% who prefer tax cuts and 15% who prioritise a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU.
(20) Criticism that Africa is allowing its natural resources to be exploited, and that China is content to bolster dictators and ignore human rights abuses, merely feeds the partners' anti-western sentiment.
(n.) That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
(n.) A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
(n.) The state of being braced or tight; tension.
(n.) A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
(n.) A vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
(n.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
(n.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
(n.) A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
(n.) Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
(n.) Harness; warlike preparation.
(n.) Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
(n.) The mouth of a shaft.
(v. t.) To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
(v. t.) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
(v. t.) To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
(v. t.) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
(v. t.) To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.
(v. i.) To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up.
(1) Gains in gait pattern, ease of bracing, and reduced pelvic obliquity were noted.
(2) We assessed the relative restraints that are provided by fourteen currently available functional knee-braces, using six limbs in cadavera.
(3) During the last 21 months, 12 additional children have been managed with a more stringent protocol combining neck immobilization in a rigid cervical brace for 3 months and restriction of both contact and noncontact sports, together with a major emphasis on patient compliance.
(4) The classic scoliosis was resistant to brace treatment; bracing failed in 70% of patients, necessitating spinal fusion.
(5) Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation (CDI) has been gaining popularity in scoliosis surgery because of their improved rigidity which can obviate the need for a brace in most cases.
(6) The brace extended from the proximal radius and ulna to the level of the radial styloid and allowed a full range of movement at the radiocarpal joint.
(7) The purpose of this project was to determine if commercially available braces could be shown to produce objective evidence of medial stabilization of the knee.
(8) The schemes will be scrutinised for evidence that the government has accepted criticism that it is not acting fast or hard enough to reverse the continuing slump in the economy, with ministers braced for further bad news on jobs and investment over the summer.
(9) Effective bracing of the severely spastic wrist and hand may not be possible.
(10) All patients were placed in Minerva braces postoperatively.
(11) Contact between the owner of the Times and the Sun and Ofcom in the run-up to Christmas left insiders at News Corp's Wapping headquarters braced for a referral.
(12) It is concluded that treatment with a patellar brace with a lateral pad is not likely to succeed in the majority of patients with retropatellar pain syndrome.
(13) Costa got his second while David Silva and substitute Álvaro Morata also got braces and Vitolo opened his international account as the former world champions ran riot.
(14) Rattled investors brace for big week as Federal Reserve considers rate increase Read more The Dow Jones industrial average fell 114 points, or 0.7%, to 16,528.
(15) Anti-globalisation activists and international bankers are bracing themselves for a week of street action and possible confrontation planned to coincide with the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Prague.
(16) Then, in English, a simple statement that has come to define a Japanese summer of public discontent, the likes of which it has not seen in a generation: “This is what democracy looks like!” Amid the trade union and civic group banners were colourful, bilingual placards held aloft by a new generation of activists who have assumed the mantle of mass protest as Japan braces for the biggest shift in its defence posture for 70 years.
(17) This retrospective study of lateral electrical surface stimulation (LESS) treatment for patients with progressive idiopathic scoliosis was performed to document patient compliance in the standard electrical stimulation program and to gain objective data to perform a relative comparison of electrical stimulation and bracing compliance.
(18) The brace has been used for 22 years and found practical and reliable.
(19) Shortening in severe comminution was the main complication and was not controlled by supplementary cast-bracing.
(20) Defensive players who wore prophylactic knee braces had statistically fewer knee injuries than players who served as controls.