What does bronze mean?

Definitions for bronze
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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

Wiktionary

  1. bronzenoun

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

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

  2. bronzenoun

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

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

  3. bronzenoun

    A bronze medal

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

  4. bronzeverb

    To plate with bronze.

    My mother bronzed my first pair of baby shoes.

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

  5. bronzeverb

    To color bronze.

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

  6. bronzeverb

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

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

  7. bronzeadjective

    Made of bronze metal.

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

  8. bronzeadjective

    Having a reddish-brown colour.

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

  9. bronzeadjective

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

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

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

Freebase

  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.

Entomology

  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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Numerology

  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. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statutes. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.

  2. Claudio Cavazzuti:

    Our study emphasizes the social and political role of Bronze Age women as agents of cultural hybridization and change, we may also argue that the integration into the kinship group of high-ranking women from outside, as a result of marriage exchanges, might have been crucial for the emerging elite of the 2nd millennium BC.

  3. The Pentagon:

    His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Basic Parachutist Badge.

  4. De Grasse:

    It’s my first time being so emotional on the track, i always thought I came up short winning bronze and silver, so it’s just good to have that gold medal. No one can take that away from me.

  5. Kristina Ayanian:

    What I really liked about it is that the award is so diversified, there's so many different components to it, one of the highlights that I had was volunteering at my local food pantry from my Bronze Medal Award, and seeing how food insecurity is so prominent in our lives. That connection to giving back to my community really stayed with me.

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