Bronze meaning

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A medal made of bronze awarded to one placing third in a competition, as in the Olympics.
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Made of or consisting of bronze.
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Of a moderate yellowish to olive brown.
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To give the color or appearance of bronze to.
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To make (a person or a person's skin) darker by exposure to the sun; tan.
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A reddish-brown color.
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Of or like bronze.
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To give a bronze color or coat to.
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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.
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An alloy of copper and certain metals other than tin, such as aluminum.
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(uncountable) A natural or man-made alloy of copper, usually of tin, but also with one or more other metals.
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A work of art made of one of these alloys.
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An article, esp. a sculpture, made of bronze.
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(countable and uncountable) A reddish-brown colour, the colour of bronze.

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(countable) A work of art made of bronze, especially a sculpture.
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A bronze medal.
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Boldness; impudence; brass.
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Made of bronze metal.
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Having a reddish-brown colour.
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(of the skin) Tanned; darkened as a result of exposure to the sun.
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To plate with bronze.

My mother bronzed my first pair of baby shoes.

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To color bronze.
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(intransitive, of the skin) To change to a bronze or tan colour due to exposure to the sun.
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To make hard or unfeeling; to brazen.
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Origin of bronze

  • French from Italian bronzo
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1730-40; from French bronze (1511), from Italian bronzo (13th cent.); see it for more.
    From Wiktionary