What does Bronze mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bronzenoun

    an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin

  2. bronzeadjective

    a sculpture made of bronze

  3. bronze, bronzyadjective

    of the color of bronze

  4. bronzeverb

    made from or consisting of bronze

  5. bronzeverb

    give the color and appearance of bronze to something

    "bronze baby shoes"

  6. tan, bronzeverb

    get a tan, from wind or sun


  1. bronzenoun

    A natural or man-made alloy of copper, usually of tin, but also with one or more other metals.

  2. bronzenoun

    A work of art made of bronze, especially a sculpture.

  3. bronzenoun

    A bronze medal

  4. bronzeverb

    To plate with bronze.

    My mother bronzed my first pair of baby shoes.

  5. bronzeverb

    To color bronze.

  6. bronzeverb

    To change to a bronze or tan colour due to exposure to the sun.

  7. bronzeadjective

    Made of bronze metal.

  8. bronzeadjective

    Having a reddish-brown colour.

  9. bronzeadjective

    Tanned; darkened as a result of exposure to the sun.

  10. Etymology: From bronzo, from bronzino, from aes Brundisinus. Otherwise from برنج.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bronzenoun

    Etymology: bronze, Fr.

    Imbrown’d with native bronze, lo! Henley stands,
    Tuning his voice, and balancing his hands. Alexander Pope, Dunc.

    I view with anger and disdain,
    How little gives thee joy or pain;
    A print, a bronze, a flower, a root,
    A shell, a butterfly can do’t. Matthew Prior.


  1. Bronze

    Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12–12.5% tin and often with the addition of other metals (including aluminium, manganese, nickel, or zinc) and sometimes non-metals, such as phosphorus, or metalloids such as arsenic or silicon. These additions produce a range of alloys that may be harder than copper alone, or have other useful properties, such as strength, ductility, or machinability. The archaeological period in which bronze was the hardest metal in widespread use is known as the Bronze Age. The beginning of the Bronze Age in western Eurasia and India is conventionally dated to the mid-4th millennium BCE (~3500 BCE), and to the early 2nd millennium BCE in China; elsewhere it gradually spread across regions. The Bronze Age was followed by the Iron Age starting from about 1300 BCE and reaching most of Eurasia by about 500 BCE, although bronze continued to be much more widely used than it is in modern times. Because historical artworks were often made of brasses (copper and zinc) and bronzes with different compositions, modern museum and scholarly descriptions of older artworks increasingly use the generalized term "copper alloy" instead.


  1. bronze

    Bronze is a type of metal alloy primarily composed of copper and tin, often incorporating other elements such as zinc, lead, or aluminium to create specific properties. It is known for being strong, durable and corrosion-resistant. Historically, it was used extensively for tools, weapons, armor, and sculptures, particularly during the Bronze Age. Its color can vary from a dark brown to a light gold, depending on its exact composition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bronzeadjective

    an alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used for statues, bells, cannon, etc., the proportions of the ingredients being varied to suit the particular purposes. The varieties containing the higher proportions of tin are brittle, as in bell metal and speculum metal

  2. Bronzeadjective

    a statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze

  3. Bronzeadjective

    a yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a pigment or powder for imitating bronze

  4. Bronzeadjective

    boldness; impudence; "brass."

  5. Bronzenoun

    to give an appearance of bronze to, by a coating of bronze powder, or by other means; to make of the color of bronze; as, to bronze plaster casts; to bronze coins or medals

  6. Bronzenoun

    to make hard or unfeeling; to brazen


  1. Bronze

    Bronze race is a term used by early 20th century Latin American writers of the indigenista and americanista schools to refer to the mestizo population that arose in America with the arrival of European colonists and their intermingling with the New World's indigenous Native American peoples. Mexican poet Amado Nervo wrote "La Raza de Bronce" as an elegiac poem in honor of former president Benito Juárez in 1902. Bolivian indigenista writer Alcides Arguedas used the term in his 1919 work, La Raza de Bronce, a study of the natives of the Andean altiplano. It was later used by Mexican luminary José Vasconcelos in La Raza Cósmica. The term was revived in the 1960s by Chicano ethnic group MEChA to refer to Latinos in the United States and the people in Mexico as a unified "race", similar to the black and white races. In this sense it is largely synonymous to the notion of the Chicano nation. The decision to call it a separate "race" may have been influenced by the contemporary negative views of "ethnic" or "nation" based nationalism and positive views of "race" based nationalism. The notion was first enunciated in the Plan Espiritual de Aztlan document.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bronze

    bronz, n. an alloy of copper and tin used in various ways since the most ancient times: anything cast in bronze: the colour of bronze: (fig.) impudence.—adj. made of bronze: coloured like bronze.—v.t. to give the appearance of bronze to: (fig.) to harden.—adj. Bronzed, coated with bronze: hardened.—ns. Bronze′-steel, or Steel-bronze, a specially hardened bronze; Bronze′-wing, Bronze′-pi′geon, a species of Australian pigeon having wings marked with a lustrous bronze colour.—v.t. Bronz′ify, to make into bronze.—ns. Bronz′ing, the process of giving the appearance of bronze; Bronz′ite, a lustrous kind of diallage.—adj. Bronz′y, having the appearance of bronze.—Bronze age or period, a term in prehistoric archæology denoting the condition or stage of culture of a people using bronze as the material for cutting implements and weapons—as a stage of culture coming between the use of stone and the use of iron for those purposes—not an absolute division of time, but a relative condition of culture. [Fr.—It. bronzo—L. Brundusium, the modern Brindisi.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bronze

    See Ordnance, Metals for, Bronze.

  2. bronze

    Gun-barrels are bronzed by acting upon them with the chloride or butter of antimony, or with hydrochloric or nitric acids, when the surface of the iron gets partially eaten into, and covered with a thin film of oxide, after which the gun-barrel is thoroughly cleaned, oiled, and burnished. A brownish shade is thus communicated to the barrel, which protects it from rust, and at the same time renders it less conspicuous to an enemy.

Editors Contribution

  1. bronzenoun

    A Jasper stoned brownish color of tone. 2.) A work of sculpture or other object made of bronze. 3.) A yellowish-brown alloy of copper with up to one-third tin.

    The actions of my edited words has reached the Bronze level.

    Etymology: Revealing

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on October 8, 2023  


  1. Bronze

    the color of old brass.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bronze' in Nouns Frequency: #2112

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bronze in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bronze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Bronze in a Sentence

  1. Harper Nelson:

    That (indoor meets) will be important because when I started training, I didn't have that pop, that burst of speed, i've tasted gold, silver and bronze and gold tastes the best.

  2. Wataru Morishige:

    The people back home were really hopeful and doing things like making posters for me. It was really encouraging to see that, i’m glad I could deliver a bronze medal to them.

  3. Chris Stantis:

    The tombs with non-Egyptian burial customs were especially intriguing typically males buried with bronze weaponry in constructed tombs, without scarabs or other protective amulets like Egyptians would have been buried with, the most elite had equids of some sort (potentially donkeys) buried outside the tombs, often in pairs as though ready to pull a chariot. This is both a foreign characteristic of burial style, but also suggestive of someone [with] very high status.

  4. Simon Gleave:

    I don't think it's feasible unless Russia completely collapses, which is not out of the question... Germany currently is in pole position, with the performances they are producing, it is possible that we are underestimating them. What Japan has to do is turn some of these predicted silver (10) and bronze (14) medals into gold.

  5. The White House:

    General Keane has devoted his life to keeping America safe and strong, and he has earned many awards, including two Defense Distinguished Service Medals, five Legions of Merit,two Army Distinguished Service Medals, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Ronald Reagan Peace through Strength Award.

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