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.
a metallic brownish color.
a work of art, as a statue, statuette, bust, or medal, composed of bronze.
Numismatics. a coin made of bronze, especially one from the Roman Empire.
to give the appearance or color of bronze to.
to make brown, as by exposure to the sun: The sun bronzed his face.
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.
having the color bronze.
- bronzy, bronzelike, adjective
- pre·bronze, adjective
- quasi-bronze, adjective
- un·bronzed, adjective
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How to use bronze in a sentence
He laid flowers at the feet of the six-meter bronze statue of Deng that stands in Shenzhen’s Lianhuashan Park.Xi Jinping’s new economic strategy for China: ‘Dual circulation’ or doublespeak? | claychandler | October 15, 2020 | Fortune
The large bronze wire metal storage baskets offer ample space to organize cans, fruit, vegetables, scarves, socks, office supplies, toys and all your essentials.The best bins and baskets to keep your pantry perfectly organized | PopSci Commerce Team | October 13, 2020 | Popular-Science
An athlete representing the United States of America in the 2018 Winter Olympics, for instance, would have received $37,500 for a gold medal, $22,500 for silver, and $15,000 for bronze.Inside a secret running program at Nike and a win-at-all-costs corporate culture | Rachel King | October 6, 2020 | Fortune
Singaporean athletes are paid the most for ascending the Olympic podium, receiving $1 million for a gold medal, $500,000 for silver, and $250,000 for bronze.Inside a secret running program at Nike and a win-at-all-costs corporate culture | Rachel King | October 6, 2020 | Fortune
Made of heavy-duty, bronze-plated steel and able to hold 6 pairs of shoes on each of four racks, this conversation piece will allow you quick access to your favorite footwear.The top shoe organizers for a tidier hallway or closet | PopSci Commerce Team | September 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
There was deep brown flesh, and bronze flesh, and pallid white flesh, and flesh turned red from the hot sun.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’ | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Beginning in 2005, Marf Zamua began to document Late bronze Age and Iron Age sites that were revealed during a period of unrest.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again | Nina Strochlic | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Among these are "Medusa," a bronze bust; and a "Mater Dolorosa," in terra-cotta.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
And as bronze reflects the light, her mentality seemed to reflect all the cold lights in her nature.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
The little faces shone like polished bronze; they held their hands out, their bare feet pattered in the sand.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Alas, its colour was other than the deep chestnut bronze of Georgie Haggard's.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for bronze
any hard water-resistant alloy consisting of copper and smaller proportions of tin and sometimes zinc and lead
a yellowish-brown colour or pigment
a statue, medal, or other object made of bronze
short for bronze medal
made of or resembling bronze
of a yellowish-brown colour: a bronze skin
(esp of the skin) to make or become brown; tan
(tr) to give the appearance of bronze to
- bronzy, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for bronze
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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