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Bra
See also: BRA, brá, brà, Brá, -bra, and brå

English

bra

Pronunciation

  • enPR: brä, IPA(key): /b:/
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  • Rhymes: -?:

Etymology 1

Shortened from brassiere.

Noun

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bra (plural bras)

  1. Clipping of brassiere. [from 1920s]
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

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From bracket, referring to the notation introduced in 1939 by Paul Dirac.

Noun

bra (plural bras)

  1. (physics) One of the two vectors in the standard notation for describing quantum states in quantum mechanics, the other being the ket.
Antonyms
Related terms

Etymology 3

Representing a different pronunciation of bro ("brother").

Alternative forms

Noun

bra (plural bras)

  1. (slang) friend
    Take it easy, bra!
  2. (slang) female version of bro

Anagrams


Cebuano

Etymology

From English bra, shortened from brassiere, from French brassière.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: bra

Noun

bra

  1. a bra; a brassiere

Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:bra.


Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French bras ("arm")

Noun

bra

  1. arm

Norman

Alternative forms

  • brâs (continental Normandy)
  • bras (Jersey, Guernsey)

Etymology

From Old French bras, from Vulgar Latin *bracium, from Classical Latin bracchium, from Ancient Greek ? (brakhí?n).

Noun

bra m (plural bras)

  1. (Sark, anatomy) arm

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from French brave.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

bra (indeclinable, comparative bedre, indefinite superlative best, definite superlative beste)

  1. good, fine

Derived terms

Adverb

bra

  1. well

See also

References

  • "bra" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from French brave.

Adjective

bra (indeclinable, comparative betre, indefinite superlative best, definite superlative beste)

  1. good, fine

Derived terms

See also

References

  • "bra" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Etymology

Since at least 1621, from braf ("good, brave"); from Low German brav; from French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo.

Pronunciation

Adjective

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. good

Declension

Inflection of bra
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular bra bättre bäst
Neuter singular bra bättre bäst
Plural bra bättre bäst
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 bra bättre bäste
All bra bättre bästa
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Usage notes

In informal (often jocular or childish) contexts, bäst may be inflected further and given the comparative bästare (bester) and the superlative bästast, bästaste (bestest); these forms are also nonstandard.

Adverb

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. well

See also

Anagrams


Yola

Adjective

bra

  1. brave

Zazaki

Alternative forms

Etymology

Compare Persian (barâdar).

Noun

bra

  1. brother

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