- 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 bronzing
A comprehensive skin-care routine, whitening eye drops, lip balm, concealer, and a bronzing gel.Makeup for Men Is on the Rise—and No Longer a Taboo|Alessandra Codinha|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His complexion was dark, from the bronzing of fifteen summers in New Orleans.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home|Bayard Taylor
This was no doubt due to the bronzing liquid rather than to the aluminum.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
Bronzing is that process by which figures of plaster-of-paris, wood, &c. are made to have the appearance of copper or brass.Endless Amusement|Unknown
Strickland, looking from the window of his own high room, saw the riders in and out of the bronzing woods.Foes|Mary Johnston
Bronzing is the latest improvement in wax work, and if properly made cannot be detected from the most expensive, artistic bronze.The Ladies Book of Useful Information|Anonymous