Meaning of bronze


Pronunciation: (bronz), [key]
— n., v., adj. bronzed, bronz•ing,
    1. any of various alloys consisting essentially of copper and tin, the tin content not exceeding 11 percent.
    2. any of various other alloys having a large copper content.
  1. a metallic brownish color.
  2. a work of art, as a statue, statuette, bust, or medal, composed of bronze.
  3. a coin made of bronze, esp. one from the Roman Empire.
  1. to give the appearance or color of bronze to.
  2. to make brown, as by exposure to the sun: The sun bronzed his face.
    1. to apply a fine metallic powder to (the ink of a printed surface) in order to create a glossy effect.
    2. to apply a fine metallic powder to (areas of a reproduction proof on acetate) in order to increase opacity.
  1. having the color bronze.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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