bracelet vs watchband what difference

what is difference between bracelet and watchband

English

Etymology

From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbɹeɪslət/, /ˈbɹeɪslɪt/

Noun

bracelet (plural bracelets)

  1. A band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry/jewellery or an ornament.
  2. The strap of a wristwatch, used to secure it around the wrist.
  3. (colloquial, chiefly in the plural) A handcuff.
    • c. 1620, anonymous, “Tom o’ Bedlam’s Song” in Giles Earle his Booke (British Museum, Additional MSS. 24, 665):
      Of thirty bare yeares haue I
      twice twenty bin enraged,
      & of forty bin three tymes fifteene
      in durance soundlie caged,
      On yͤ lordlie loftes of Bedlam
      with stubble softe & dainty,
      braue braceletts Strong, sweet whips ding dong
      with wholesome hunger plenty
  4. (historical) A piece of defensive armour for the arm.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

Derived terms

  • awareness bracelet
  • charm bracelet
  • friendship bracelet

Translations

Verb

bracelet (third-person singular simple present bracelets, present participle braceleting or braceletting, simple past and past participle braceleted or braceletted)

  1. (transitive) To surround with, or as if with, a bracelet; to ring or encompass.

See also

  • armband
  • bangle
  • -let

French

Alternative forms

  • brasselet (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle French bracelet, from Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁa.slɛ/

Noun

bracelet m (plural bracelets)

  1. bracelet

Derived terms

  • bracelet électronique

Further reading

  • “bracelet” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • célébrât

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

Noun

bracelet m (plural bracelés or braceletz)

  1. bracelet (jewelry)
  2. bracelet (armor)

Descendants

  • French: bracelet

References

  • bracelet on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Old French

Noun

bracelet m (oblique plural bracelez or braceletz, nominative singular bracelez or braceletz, nominative plural bracelet)

  1. Diminutive of bras (arm)
  2. bracelet (jewelry)

Descendants

  • English: bracelet
  • Middle French: bracelet
    • French: bracelet
  • Irish: bráisléad
  • Norman: brâcelet

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bracelet)
  • bracelet on the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub
  • Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature: Volume 4, January 1, 1816 by John Brown page 287
  • https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=g_pPAAAAMAAJ&rdid=book-g_pPAAAAMAAJ&rdot=1


English

Etymology

watch +‎ band

Noun

watchband (plural watchbands)

  1. a band of leather, metal etc that fastens a wristwatch to the wrist; a watchstrap

Translations


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