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.

a metallic brownish color.
a work of art, as a statue, statuette, bust, or medal, composed of bronze.
Numismatics. a coin made of bronze, especially one from the Roman Empire.
to give the appearance or color of bronze to.
to make brown, as by exposure to the sun:
The sun bronzed his face.

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.

having the color bronze.
Contemporary Examples

The Art of Whitney Houston Justin Jones March 7, 2014
What’s a Key to Victory in Sochi? Coming So Close to Defeat. Kevin Bleyer February 22, 2014
A West Point MVP Who Never Played a Down Nicolaus Mills December 12, 2014
Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows Robin Givhan October 2, 2012
Amazon to Start Selling Fine Art On Line CNBC July 1, 2013

Historical Examples

Hoofbeats on the Turnpike Mildred A. Wirt
The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy


any hard water-resistant alloy consisting of copper and smaller proportions of tin and sometimes zinc and lead
any similar copper alloy containing other elements in place of tin, such as aluminium bronze, beryllium bronze, etc See also phosphor bronze, gunmetal Compare brass (sense 1)

a yellowish-brown colour or pigment
a statue, medal, or other object made of bronze
short for bronze medal
made of or resembling bronze
of a yellowish-brown colour: a bronze skin
(esp of the skin) to make or become brown; tan
(transitive) to give the appearance of bronze to


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