Definitions for Brassbræs, brɑs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various metal alloys consisting mainly of copper and zinc.
an ornament, utensil, piece of hardware, or other article made of brass. such articles collectively.
Category: Furniture, Common Vocabulary
Often, brasses. the brass instruments of a band or orchestra.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: brass instrument.
high-ranking military officers. any high officials.
excessive self-assurance; impudence.
a semicylindrical shell, usu. of bronze, used to line a bearing.
a brass memorial tablet.
(adj.)of, made of, or pertaining to brass.
having the color brass.
Origin of brass:
bef. 1000; ME bras, OE bræs; c. OFris bres copper, MLG bras metal
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a yellow metal
brass door knobs
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
Translations for Brass
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an alloy of copper and zinc
This plate is made of brass; (also adjective) a brass door-knocker.
- نحاس أصفرArabic
- latãoPortuguese (BR)
- das MessingGerman
- κράμα χαλκού με ψευδάργυρο, μπρούντζοςGreek
- (de) laitonFrench
- mesing, mjedCroatian
- messing, látúnIcelandic
- ottone, di ottoneItalian
- 놋쇠, 황동Korean
- misiņš; misiņa-Latvian
- geelkoper; koperenDutch
- (de) alamăRomanian
- z mosadzeSlovak
- 黃銅Chinese (Trad.)
- латунь; міднийUkrainian
- đồng thauVietnamese
- 黄铜Chinese (Simp.)
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