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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

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Historical Examples

The Hound of the Baskervilles A. Conan Doyle
Endless Amusement Unknown
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 Lucy Maud Montgomery
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various
The Prodigal Father J. Storer Clouston
Outdoor Sketching Francis Hopkinson Smith
The Ladies Book of Useful Information Anonymous
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure
The Ladies’ Work-Book Unknown

noun (building trades)
blue pigment producing a metallic lustre when ground into paint media at fairly high concentrations
the application of a mixture of powdered metal or pigments of a metallic lustre, and a binding medium, such as gold size, to a surface

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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