What does bronze mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bronze(noun)

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

  2. bronze(adj)

    a sculpture made of bronze

  3. bronze, bronzy(adj)

    of the color of bronze

  4. bronze(verb)

    made from or consisting of bronze

  5. bronze(verb)

    give the color and appearance of bronze to something

    "bronze baby shoes"

  6. tan, bronze(verb)

    get a tan, from wind or sun

Wiktionary

  1. bronze(Noun)

    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. bronze(Noun)

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

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

  3. bronze(Noun)

    A bronze medal

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

  4. bronze(Verb)

    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. bronze(Verb)

    To color bronze.

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

  6. bronze(Verb)

    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. bronze(Adjective)

    Made of bronze metal.

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

  8. bronze(Adjective)

    Having a reddish-brown colour.

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

  9. bronze(Adjective)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bronze(adj)

    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. Bronze(adj)

    a statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze

  3. Bronze(adj)

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

  4. Bronze(adj)

    boldness; impudence; "brass."

  5. Bronze(noun)

    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. Bronze(noun)

    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.

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. 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.

  2. Henrik Stenson:

    It has a slightly different feel and it should have, it is the Olympics, the beauty of this event is if you are third you are actually going to be leaving with something. If you are third at a major you get world ranking points and a nice check -- but I would definitely trade a third at a major with a bronze medal.

  3. Jerry Coleman:

    If Pete Rose brings the Reds in first, they ought to bronze him and put him in cement.

  4. 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.

  5. Andreas Heiss:

    Prehistoric bakers produced so much more than just bread, a Late Bronze Age odd deposit from central European site Stillfried (Austria) yielded dough rings comparable to Italian tarallini, discovered together with a larger number of clay loom weights, likewise ring-shaped resulting in new insights into the material culture of food, symbolism, and diversity of dishes.

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