- to make of brass.
- to cover or ornament with or as if with brass.
- to make brasslike.
Origin of braze1
- to unite (metal objects) at high temperatures by applying any of various nonferrous solders.
Origin of braze2
- to decorate with, make like, or make of brass
- to make like brass, as in hardness
- (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
Word Origin and History for brazes
"to expose to the action of fire," 1580s, perhaps from French braser "to solder," in Old French, "to burn," related to brese "embers" (see braise). Related: Brazed; brazing.
"to make of or cover in brass," Old English brasian "to do work in brass, make of brass," from bræs (see brass). Cf. glaze from glass.