[ bronz ]
/ brɒnz /


verb (used with object), bronzed, bronz·ing.


having the color bronze.

Origin of bronze

1730–40; < French < Italian, of obscure origin

Related forms

bronz·y, bronze·like, adjectivepre·bronze, adjectivequa·si-bronze, adjectiveun·bronzed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bronze


/ (brɒnz) /



made of or resembling bronze
of a yellowish-brown coloura bronze skin


(esp of the skin) to make or become brown; tan
(tr) to give the appearance of bronze to

Derived Forms

bronzy, adjective

Word Origin for bronze

C18: from French, from Italian bronzo, perhaps ultimately from Latin Brundisium Brindisi, famed for its bronze
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Science definitions for bronze


[ brŏnz ]

A yellow or brown alloy of copper and tin, sometimes with small amounts of other metals such as lead or zinc. Bronze is harder than brass and is used both in industry and in art.
An alloy of copper and certain metals other than tin, such as aluminum.
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