bronze

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English[edit]

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A bronze medallion

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1730-40; from French bronze (1511), from Italian bronzo (13th cent.); see it for more.

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bronze (countable and uncountable, plural bronzes)

  1. (uncountable) A natural or man-made alloy of copper, usually of tin, but also with one or more other metals.
  2. (countable and uncountable) A reddish-brown colour, the colour of bronze.
    bronze colour:    
  3. (countable) A work of art made of bronze, especially a sculpture.
  4. A bronze medal.
  5. Boldness; impudence; brass.
    • Alexander Pope
      Embrown'd with native bronze, lo! Henley stands.

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bronze (comparative more bronze, superlative most bronze)

  1. Made of bronze metal.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  2. Having a reddish-brown colour.
  3. (of the skin) Tanned; darkened as a result of exposure to the sun.

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bronze (third-person singular simple present bronzes, present participle bronzing, simple past and past participle bronzed)

  1. (transitive) To plate with bronze.
    My mother bronzed my first pair of baby shoes.
  2. (transitive) To color bronze.
  3. (intransitive, of the skin) To change to a bronze or tan colour due to exposure to the sun.
    • 2006, Melissa Lassor, "Out of Darkness", page 124 in Watching Time
      His skin began to bronze as he worked in our garden each day.
  4. (transitive) To make hard or unfeeling; to brazen.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      the lawyer who bronzes his bosom instead of his forehead

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bronze m (plural bronzes)

  1. bronze (metal)
  2. bronze medal

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bronze.

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  • IPA(key): /brɔnɡsə/, [ˈb̥ʁʌŋsə]

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bronze c (singular definite bronzen, plural indefinite bronzer)

  1. (uncountable) bronze (element; colour)
  2. (countable) bronze (work of art made of bronze), bronze medal

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian bronzo.

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bronze m (plural bronzes)

  1. bronze (metal, work of art)

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Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Danish bronze; see English bronze etymology

Noun[edit]

bronze

  1. bronze

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French bronze, from Italian bronzo, either from Byzantine Greek βροντησίον (brontēsíon), presumably from Βρεντήσιον (Brentḗsion) ‘Brindisi’, known for the manufacture of bronze; or ultimately from Persian برنج (birinj, biranj, brass) ~ پرنگ (piring) ‘copper’.

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bronze m (plural bronzes)

  1. bronze
  2. skin tan

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