an alloy of copper and zinc
brass, brass instrument(noun)
a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation(noun)
the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
"he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek(noun)
"I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
an ornament or utensil made of brass
brass section, brass(noun)
the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
brass, memorial tablet, plaque(noun)
a memorial made of brass
an alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often containing two parts of copper to one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely other metals
a journal bearing, so called because frequently made of brass. A brass is often lined with a softer metal, when the latter is generally called a white metal lining. See Axle box, Journal Box, and Bearing
coin made of copper, brass, or bronze
impudence; a brazen face
utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass
a brass plate engraved with a figure or device. Specifically, one used as a memorial to the dead, and generally having the portrait, coat of arms, etc
lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the color of which is near to that of brass
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. By comparison, bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. Bronze does not necessarily contain tin, and a variety of alloys of copper, including alloys with arsenic, phosphorus, aluminium, manganese, and silicon, are commonly termed "bronze". The term is applied to a variety of brasses and the distinction is largely historical, both terms having a common antecedent in the term latten. Brass is a substitutional alloy. It is used for decoration for its bright gold-like appearance; for applications where low friction is required such as locks, gears, bearings, doorknobs, ammunition casings and valves; for plumbing and electrical applications; and extensively in musical instruments such as horns and bells for its acoustic properties. It is also used in zippers. Brass is often used in situations where it is important that sparks not be struck, as in fittings and tools around explosive gases.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bräs, n. an alloy of copper and zinc: (fig.) impudence: money in cash: a monumental plate of brass inlaid on slabs of stone in the pavements of ancient churches.—n.pl. Brass′arts, the brass pieces which, in plate armour, protected the upper part of the arms, and united the shoulder and elbow pieces.—ns. Brass′-band, a band or company of musicians who perform on brass instruments; Brass′et, a casque or armour covering for the head: a helmet; Brass′found′er, a maker of articles in brass.—adjs. Brass′-paved (Spens.), durable, as if paved with brass; Brass′-vis′aged, brazen-faced, impudent.—n. Brass′y, a wooden golf-club with a brass sole.—adj. of or like brass: impudent: unfeeling: pitiless: harsh in tone. [A.S. braes; prob. related to Sw. brasa, fire.]
A type of metal alloy.
Brass is used for a variety of purposes e.g. door knockers, letterboxes, musical instruments and zips.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Brass' in Nouns Frequency: #2208
The numerical value of Brass in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Brass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.
If you make 80 decibels the limit in the French Quarter, you're never going to realistically have a brass band that can perform.
He's not a brass polished politician, not a walking mannequin... A lot of candidates, it's like they have multiple personality disorder, rand is very consistent.
This is the country's last chance, i am mature. I'm ready, with a plan, with the party's top brass and a united parliamentary group, to pull the country out of the crisis.
The lustre of a virtuous character cannot be defaced, nor can the vices of a vicious man ever become lucid. A jewel preserves its lustre, though trodden in the mud, but a brass pot, though placed upon the head, is brass still.
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- месингов, духови инструменти, нахалство, безсрамие, пиринч, пиринчен, меден, месинг, духов, гилза, париBulgarian
- llautó, metall, pastaCatalan, Valencian
- žestě, mosaz, mosazný, žesťovýCzech
- messingen, Blechblasinstrumente, messingfarben, Messing, Blech, Messingfarbe, messinggelbGerman
- latuna, latunoEsperanto
- برنج, برنجیPersian
- messinki, päällystö, vaskipuhaltimet, hylsyFinnish
- laiton, galonnés, cuivres, douilleFrench
- pràis, pràiseachScottish Gaelic
- արույր, փողArmenian
- ottoni, gallonato, faccia di bronzo, bossolo, bronzo, ottone, faccia tostaItalian
- 真鍮, 黄銅Japanese
- kuningan, tembaga kuning, loyangMalay
- messing, geelkoper, koperblazers, bronzen, geelkoperen, brons, lefDutch
- messingNorwegian Nynorsk
- messinginstrument, messing, stålNorwegian
- dilní daabééshígíí, béésh łitsoiiNavajo, Navaho
- mosiądz, instrument dęty blaszany, łuska, mosiężnyPolish
- bronze, latão, metais, dinheiro, prostitutaPortuguese
- alamă, alămuriRomanian
- латунь, медные духовые инструменты, духовой, латунный, гильзаRussian
- месинг, med, мједен, mesing, месинган, mjeden, мед, мјед, mjed, меден, mesingan, medenSerbo-Croatian
- kosing, mässingSwedish
- đồng thauVietnamese
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