verb (used with object), brazed, braz·ing.

to make of brass.
to cover or ornament with or as if with brass.
to make brasslike.

Nearby words

  1. braxy,
  2. bray,
  3. brayer,
  4. braz.,
  5. braza,
  6. brazelton,
  7. brazen,
  8. brazen-faced,
  9. brazenly,
  10. brazier

Origin of braze

before 1000; Middle English brasen, Old English bræsian; see brass



verb (used with object), brazed, braz·ing. Metallurgy.

to unite (metal objects) at high temperatures by applying any of various nonferrous solders.

Origin of braze

1575–85; < French braser to solder (MF), burn (Old French) < Germanic; compare Swedish brasa, Danish brase to roast; see braise

Related formsbraz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for braze



verb (tr)

to decorate with, make like, or make of brass
to make like brass, as in hardness

Word Origin for braze

Old English bræsen, from bræs brass


(tr) to make a joint between (two metal surfaces) by fusing a layer of brass or high-melting solder between them


the high-melting solder or alloy used in brazing
Derived Formsbrazer, noun

Word Origin for braze

C16: from Old French: to burn, of Germanic origin; see braise

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