Bracket - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbrækɪt|  American pronunciation of the word bracket
Brit.  |ˈbrakɪt|  British pronunciation of the word bracket


- a category falling within certain defined limits
- either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
- either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
- a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)


- support with brackets
- place into brackets
- classify or group


The shelf is held up with two brackets.

There are wall brackets in the garage for the rakes and shovels.

She is taller than average for her age bracket.

He earned enough to put him in a higher tax bracket.

She is now in a lower income bracket than before.

...I wouldn't exactly bracket your paintings with those of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci....

We entirely approve of his reluctance to be bracketed with a person of this sort.

Last year's sales figures are given in brackets.

Women and minors were bracketed together for the legislation.

Arizona has been bracketed with Iowa in the tournament.

Debit amounts are bracketed.

Please bracket this remark

The tax break is only applicable to persons in a high income bracket.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bracket
he/she/it: brackets
present participle: bracketing
past tense: bracketed
past participle: bracketed
singular: bracket
plural: brackets
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