- an alloy consisting chiefly of copper and tin
- any of certain other alloys with a copper base
- an article, esp. a sculpture, made of bronze
- a reddish-brown color
- bronze medal
Origin of bronzeFrench from Italian bronzo and Medieval Latin bronzium; associated, association with Classical Latin Brundisium, Brindisi, but probably ultimately from Persian birin?, copper
transitive verbbronzed, bronz′ing
Origin of bronzeFr bronzer < the n.
- a. Any of various alloys of copper and tin in various proportions, sometimes with traces of other metals.b. Any of various alloys of copper, with or without tin, and antimony, phosphorus, or other components.
- A work of art made of one of these alloys.
- A medal made of bronze awarded to one placing third in a competition, as in the Olympics.
- a. A moderate yellowish to olive brown.b. A pigment of this color.
- Made of or consisting of bronze.
- Of a moderate yellowish to olive brown.
verbbronzed, bronz·ing, bronz·es
- To give the color or appearance of bronze to.
- To make (a person or a person's skin) darker by exposure to the sun; tan.
- To make (a person or a person's skin) darker by the application of bronzer.
Origin of bronzeFrench from Italian bronzo
(countable and uncountable, plural bronzes)
(comparative more bronze, superlative most bronze)
(third-person singular simple present bronzes, present participle bronzing, simple past and past participle bronzed)