- brack|et1 [ `brækət ] noun count *1. ) one of the groups that people or things are divided into, according to a feature such as income:people in the $75,000 $100,000 bracket2. ) one of a pair of symbols , used in writing or mathematics for showing that the piece of information or set of numbers between them can be considered separately. These are sometimes called square brackets.a ) a BRACEb ) BRITISH a PARENTHESIS3. ) a piece of wood, metal, or plastic attached to a wall as a support for something such as a shelf or a lightbracketbrack|et 2 [ `brækət ] verb transitive1. ) to put brackets around something that is written to show that it is separate informationa ) to join lines of writing with a bracket to show that they belong together or should be considered together2. ) to consider people or things as members of the same group:bracket someone/something with someone/something: Don't bracket me with your greedy relations.3. ) to attach or support something using wooden, metal, or plastic brackets
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.