Meaning of BRACKET in English


(~s, ~ing, ~ed)


If you say that someone or something is in a particular ~, you mean that they come within a particular range, for example a range of incomes, ages, or prices.

...a 33% top tax rate on everyone in these high-income ~s...

Do you fall outside that age ~?

N-COUNT: usu n N


Brackets are pieces of metal, wood, or plastic that are fastened to a wall in order to support something such as a shelf.

Fix the beam with the ~s and screws.

...adjustable wall ~s.



If two or more people or things are ~ed together, they are considered to be similar or related in some way.

The Magi, Bramins, and Druids were ~ed together as men of wisdom...

Austrian wine styles are often ~ed with those of northern Germany.

= categorize

VERB: pl-n be V-ed together , be V-ed with n


Brackets are a pair of written marks that you place round a word, expression, or sentence in order to indicate that you are giving extra information. In British English, curved marks like these are also called ~s, but in American English, they are called parentheses .

The prices in ~s are special rates for the under 18s...

= parenthesis

N-COUNT: usu pl, oft in N


Brackets are pair of marks that are placed around a series of symbols in a mathematical expression to indicate that those symbols function as one item within the expression.

N-COUNT: usu pl

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