an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin
a sculpture made of bronze
of the color of bronze
made from or consisting of bronze
give the color and appearance of bronze to something
"bronze baby shoes"
get a tan, from wind or sun
A natural or man-made alloy of copper, usually of tin, but also with one or more other metals.
A work of art made of bronze, especially a sculpture.
A bronze medal
To plate with bronze.
My mother bronzed my first pair of baby shoes.
To color bronze.
To change to a bronze or tan colour due to exposure to the sun.
Made of bronze metal.
Having a reddish-brown colour.
Tanned; darkened as a result of exposure to the sun.
Origin: From bronzo, from bronzino, from aes Brundisinus. Otherwise from برنج.
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
a statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze
a yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a pigment or powder for imitating bronze
boldness; impudence; "brass."
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
to make hard or unfeeling; to brazen
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
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
See Ordnance, Metals for, 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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'bronze' in Nouns Frequency: #2112
The numerical value of bronze in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bronze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of bronze in a Sentence
Bronze is the mirror of the form wine, of the heart.
If Pete Rose brings the Reds in first, they ought to bronze him and put him in cement.
The items being offered out of Yemen are significant. Carved stone, bronze statues, even historic items and weapons.
And we still have 91 groups we are working on recording, the items being offered out of Yemen are significant. Carved stone, bronze statues, even historic items and weapons.
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.
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- бронзов, бронзBulgarian
- bronzeCatalan, Valencian
- bronzový, bronz, bronzováCzech
- bronze, bronzefarvet, bronzereDanish
- Bronze, bronzenGerman
- ερυθρόφαιο, ορείχαλκος, μπρούντζος, μπρούντζινοGreek
- bronce, tostado, pavonar, broncínea, obra de arte hecha de bronce, bronceado, broncíneoSpanish
- pronssi, pronssiteos, pronssinen, ruskettunut, pronssinvärinen, pronssataFinnish
- bronze, hâlé, airainFrench
- कांसी, कांसाHindi
- abbronzato, bronzo, bronzeoItalian
- 青銅, 青銅色, ブロンズJapanese
- 青銅, 청동Korean
- gangsa, perungguMalay
- bronskleurig, bronzen, brons, bronskleurDutch
- bronse, bronsefarge, bronsere, bronsefargetNorwegian
- béésh łichíiʼiiNavajo, Navaho
- brązowy, brązPolish
- brônzeo, bronzeado, bronzePortuguese
- bronz, bronzat, bronzaRomanian
- бронза, бронзовыйRussian
- bronast, bron, broncaSlovene
- brons, bronsfärgad, bronsfärgSwedish
- bronz, tunçTurkish
- کانسا, کانسیUrdu
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