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Bronze meaning

bronze - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. A statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze.
  3. 3. A yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a pigment or powder for imitating bronze.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To make hard or unfeeling; to brazen.
  6. 6. Boldness; impudence; brass.
  7. 7. An alloy of copper and tin.

bronze - examples of usage

  1. He was not smiling when he put a lighted match to the slip of paper and watched it burn to ashes in the bronze tray.
  2. Her slender form, under the shadow of the ceiba, looked like the statue of some Egyptian maiden in bronze antique.
  3. Similarly, bronze coin is a legal tender only up to the amount of one shilling in all. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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