- any of various alloys consisting essentially of copper and tin, the tin content not exceeding 11 percent.
- any of various other alloys having a large copper content.
verb (used with object), bronzed, bronz·ing.
- to apply a fine metallic powder to (the ink of a printed surface) in order to create a glossy effect.
- to apply a fine metallic powder to (areas of a reproduction proof on acetate) in order to increase opacity.
Origin of bronze
Related formsbronz·y, bronze·like, adjectivepre·bronze, adjectivequa·si-bronze, adjectiveun·bronzed, adjective
Examples from the Web for bronze
The quote appears on the bronze plaque the players touch before they take the field for home games.
A platinum plan pays 90 percent of costs; gold plans pay 80 percent; silver plans pay 70 percent; bronze pay 60 percent.Think You’re Invincible? Here’s Why Open Enrollment Matters|DailyBurn|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once dried, a liquid, such as plaster, wax, or bronze, is poured in for a perfect representation of the face.The Ukrainian Face Collector Launches an Exhibition in Kiev|Nina Strochlic|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The difference in premiums between a catastrophic plan and “bronze” plan is substantial.
Bronze plans start at $191 a month, fully one-third more than the catastrophic plan, with a $6,000 deductible.
He also practised sculpture and did eight angels in bronze for the Duomo.
Through the open door of the other room could be seen a bronze babe, guiltless of clothing, that rollicked upon the floor.Cabbages and Kings|O. Henry
The fora and atria were overcrowded with bronze and marble statues and groups.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art|G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
In the find of the oculist Severus is a bronze dish which Deneffe regards as a mortar.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
Chisels were fairly common at Gezer in all strata after the introduction of bronze.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton