bracket bracket  /b ˈræ kɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a category falling within certain defined limits
  2. (n) either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
  3. (n) either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
  4. (n) a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
  5. (v) support with brackets
  6. (v) place into brackets
  7. (v) classify or group

Usage(s):

  1. Our tax bracket is only applied on income earned in the range of that bracket, not on your entire lump sum of income.
  2. Any scientific measure of the middle class, however, entails drawing arbitrary brackets, both economic and psychological, around the group.
  3. The campaign sends out a response to McCain and allies using a memo, video, conference call and more to bracket Obama as putting politics above nation on Iraq.

News

  1. College World Series 2013 bracket update: North Carolina and LSU fall on Day 2

    If you had LSU and North Carolina in the losers' bracket after Day 2 of the College World Series, raise your hand. Now put your hand down, because you're lying. The No. 1 and No. 4 seeds (and tournament favorites) both stumbled on Sunday, part of an upside-down weekend in Omaha that saw all three of the remaining national seeds lose, including No. 3 Oregon State, who was dropped by Mississippi ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. College World Series 2013 bracket update: Mississippi State, Indiana in the driver's seat after Day 1

    The Hoosiers now meet Mississippi State in the winners' bracket at 8 p.m. ET Monday. Oregon State and Louisville will play an elimination game at 3 p.m. earlier that day.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. College World Series 2013: Bracket, format and complete schedule for Omaha

    Bracket 1: Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State and Oregon State. Bracket 2: LSU, N.C. State, North Carolina and UCLA.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "You were going to put him in a higher tax bracket which was going to increase his taxes, which was going to cause him not to be able to employ people, which Joe was trying to realize the American dream," McCain said.
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: John McCain Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Neitzel is the one that turned the game around," Ryan said. "When that last one went in after it rattled, came out, hit the bracket, hit the backboard and rolled in, I just give people credit."
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Bo Ryan Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "He's extremely tough, very physical in contact and an outstanding finisher," said Falcons assistant coach Alan Tait. "Danny would fall into the same sort of bracket as Chris Ashton, who has been such a success at Northampton, admittedly at a...
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: Alan Tait Source: WalesOnline

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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /