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bronze


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bronze  \Bronze\,  n.  [F.  bronze,  fr  It  bronzo  brown,  fr  OHG. 
  br?n,  G.  braun.  See  {Brown},  a.] 
  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.  A  statue,  bust,  etc.,  cast  in  bronze. 
 
  A  print,  a  bronze,  a  flower,  a  root.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  A  yellowish  or  reddish  brown,  the  color  of  bronze;  also  a 
  pigment  or  powder  for  imitating  bronze. 
 
  4.  Boldness;  impudence;  ``brass.'' 
 
  Imbrowned  with  native  bronze,  lo!  Henley  stands. 
  --Pope. 
 
  {Aluminium  bronze}.  See  under  {Aluminium}. 
 
  {Bronze  age},  an  age  of  the  world  which  followed  the  stone 
  age,  and  was  characterized  by  the  use  of  implements  and 
  ornaments  of  copper  or  bronze. 
 
  {Bronze  powder},  a  metallic  powder,  used  with  size  or  in 
  combination  with  painting,  to  give  the  appearance  of 
  bronze,  gold,  or  other  metal,  to  any  surface. 
 
  {Phosphor  bronze}  &  {Silicious}  or  {Silicium  bronze}  are  made 
  by  adding  phosphorus  and  silicon  respectively  to  ordinary 
  bronze,  and  are  characterized  by  great  tenacity. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bronze  \Bronze\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bronzed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bronzing}.]  [Cf.  F.  bronzer.  See  {Bronze},  n.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  The  tall  bronzed  black-eyed  stranger.  --W.  Black. 
 
  2.  To  make  hard  or  unfeeling;  to  brazen. 
 
  The  lawer  who  bronzes  his  bosom  instead  of  his 
  forehead.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  {Bronzed  skin  disease}.  (Pathol.)  See  {Addison's  disease}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bronze 
  adj  1:  of  the  color  of  bronze  [syn:  {bronzy}] 
  2:  made  from  or  consisting  of  bronze 
  n  1:  an  alloy  of  copper  and  tin  and  sometimes  other  elements; 
  also  any  copper-base  alloy  containing  other  elements  in 
  place  of  tin 
  2:  a  sculpture  made  of  bronze 
  v  1:  give  the  color  and  appearance  of  bronze  to  something;"bronze 
  baby  shoes" 
  2:  get  a  tan,  form  wind  or  sun  [syn:  {tan}] 




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