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[noun] a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
[noun] an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
[noun] large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
[noun] any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
[verb] cause to stop by applying the brakes
[verb] stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
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\Brake\ (br[=a]k), imp. of {Break}. [Arhaic] --Tennyson.
\Brake\, n. [OE. brake fern; cf. AS. bracce fern, LG. brake willow bush, Da. bregne fern, G. brach fallow; prob. orig. the growth on rough, broken ground, fr. the root of E. break. See {Break}, v. t., cf. {Bracken}, and 2d {Brake}, n.] 1. (Bot.) A fern of the genus {Pteris}, esp. the {P. aquilina}, common in almost all countries. It has solitary stems dividing into three principal branches. Less properly: Any fern. 2. A thicket; a place overgrown with shrubs and brambles, with undergrowth and ferns, or with canes. Rounds rising hillocks, brakes obscure and rough, To shelter thee from tempest and from rain. --Shak. He stayed not for brake, and he stopped not for stone. --Sir W. Scott. {Cane brake}, a thicket of canes. See {Canebrake}.
\Brake\ (br[=a]k), n. [OE. brake; cf. LG. brake an instrument for breaking flax, G. breche, fr. the root of E. break. See Break, v. t., and cf. {Breach}.] 1. An instrument or machine to break or bruise the woody part of flax or hemp so that it may be separated from the fiber. 2. An extended handle by means of which a number of men can unite in working a pump, as in a fire engine. 3. A baker's kneading though. --Johnson. 4. A sharp bit or snaffle. Pampered jades . . . which need nor break nor bit. --Gascoigne. 5. A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him; also, an inclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc. A horse . . . which Philip had bought . . . and because of his fierceness kept him within a brake of iron bars. --J. Brende. 6. That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn. 7. (Mil.) An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista. 8. (Agric.) A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after plowing; a drag. 9. A piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction, as of a carriage or railway car, by the pressure of rubbers against the wheels, or of clogs or ratchets against the track or roadway, or of a pivoted lever against a wheel or drum in a machine. 10. (Engin.) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine, or other motor, by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake. 11. A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses. 12. An ancient instrument of torture. --Holinshed. {Air brake}. See {Air brake}, in the Vocabulary. {Brake beam} or {Brake bar}, the beam that connects the brake blocks of opposite wheels. {Brake block}.
(a) The part of a brake holding the brake shoe.
(b) A brake shoe. {Brake shoe} or {Brake rubber}, the part of a brake against which the wheel rubs. {Brake wheel}, a wheel on the platform or top of a car by which brakes are operated. {Continuous brake} . See under {Continuous}.

Synonyms for brake

bracken, pasture brake, Pteridium aquilinum

See also: airbrake | brake system | brakes | brush | brushwood | coaster brake | constraint | coppice | copse | emergency | emergency brake | fern | genus Pteridium | genus Pteris | halt | hand brake | parking brake | Pteridium | Pteris | restraint | skid | stop | thicket | wheeled vehicle |

Related terms: backwater, bearing rein, bit, checkrein, covert, curb, cut short, dam, drift sail, halt, hold back, hold in check, hold up, keep back, lose ground, moderate, reef, relax, remora, slack off, stalemate, throttle down

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Let's analyse "brake" as pure text. This string has Five letters in One syllable and Two vowels. 40% of vowels is 1.4% more then average English word. Written in backwards: EKARB. Average typing speed for these characters is 1385 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: -... .-. .- -.- .


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: brake: 1 + 5 = 6, reduced: 6 . and the final result is Six.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: brake: 2 + 9 + 1 + 2 + 5 = 19, reduced: 1, and the final result is One.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
A (1) 1 Magician Creative, Inventive, Intuitive
B (1) 2 High Priestess Compassionate, Caring, Knowing
E (1) 5 Hierophant Wise, Crafty, Daring, Inventive
K (1) 11 Justice Charismatic, Quick, Leader, Bold
R (1) 18 Moon Patient, Determined, Strong

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