bra

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

English[edit]

bra

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: brä, IPA(key): /bɹɑː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from brassiere.

Noun[edit]

bra (plural bras)

  1. Clipping of brassiere. [from 1920s]
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Representing a different pronunciation of bro (brother).

Noun[edit]

bra (plural bras)

  1. (slang) Alternative form of bro; friend, mate
    Take it easy, bra!
  2. (slang) female equivalent of bro

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bra

Noun[edit]

bra

  1. a bra; a brassiere

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:bra.


Garo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bra

  1. arrow

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bras (arm)

Noun[edit]

bra

  1. arm

Khotanese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bra

  1. dear

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bras, from Vulgar Latin *bracium, from Classical Latin bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn).

Noun[edit]

bra m (plural bras)

  1. (Sark, anatomy) arm

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brave.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. good, fine

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bra

  1. well

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brave.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. good, fine

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. good

Declension[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. well

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Anagrams[edit]


Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

bra

  1. brave

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole, William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, 1867, →ISBN

Zazaki[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Persian برادر(barâdar).

Noun[edit]

bra

  1. brother