Definition of Bronze

1. Noun. An alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin.

2. Verb. Give the color and appearance of bronze to something. "Bronze baby shoes"
Generic synonyms: Dye

3. Adjective. Of the color of bronze.
Exact synonyms: Bronzy
Similar to: Chromatic

4. Noun. A sculpture made of bronze.
Generic synonyms: Sculpture

5. Verb. Get a tan, from wind or sun.
Exact synonyms: Tan
Specialized synonyms: Suntan
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Tan, Tanning

6. Adjective. Made from or consisting of bronze.
Similar to: Metal, Metallic

Definition of Bronze

1. n. 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. v. t. 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.

Definition of Bronze

1. Noun. A natural or man-made alloy of copper, usually of tin, but also with one or more other metals. ¹

2. Noun. (countable and uncountable) A reddish-brown colour, the colour of bronze. ¹

3. Noun. A work of art made of bronze, especially a sculpture. ¹

4. Noun. A bronze medal ¹

5. Adjective. Made of bronze metal. ¹

6. Adjective. Having a reddish-brown colour. ¹

7. Adjective. (context: of the skin) Tanned; darkened as a result of exposure to the sun. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To plate with bronze. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To color bronze. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive of the skin) To change to a bronze or tan colour due to exposure to the sun. ¹

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Definition of Bronze

1. to make brown or tan [v BRONZED, BRONZING, BRONZES]

Medical Definition of Bronze

1. 1. To give an appearance of bronze to, by a coating of bronze powder, or by other means; to make of the colour 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. See Addison's disease. Origin: Cf. F. Bronzer. See Bronze. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Bronze

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Metals in America's Historic Buildings: Uses and Preservation Treatments by Margot Gayle, John G. Waite (1992)
"Copper plus tin forms bronze, a salmon- colored metal seldom seen without a natural green ... bronze lent its name to an entire stage in the development of ..."

2. Annual Report by Archaeological Institute of America (1891)
"230 bronze rings. 26 lead and silver rings. iiii ear-ring. i bronze statuette of a cow. bronze swan's head. i bronze statuette without a base, bronze goat ..."

3. Transactions by Glasgow Archaeological Society, British Pomological Society (1905)
"And it is equally rare for more than one bronze object to be found with an interment. The commonest bronze articles are small awls or prickers and small ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"bronze is an alloy formed wholly or chiefly of copper and tin, in variable proportions. ... The " brass " of the Bible was probably of the nature of bronze ..."

5. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"In 1900 I hail the pleasure to treat ihe British bronze Age in my lectures at the University College. I pointed out that we can in England, ..."

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