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bronze

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1  —as in:
bronze won't corrode in salt water
Definition a brownish-colored metal with red or yellow hues that is made of copper and (usually) tin
  • The sculpture of a bull on Wall Street is made of bronze.
bronze = a brownish metal that is made of copper and (usually) tin
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She approached the impressive bronze doors.
  • bronze = made of a type of high-quality metal
  • Nobles had bronze swords, but most soldiers carried swords of iron.
  • bronze = made of a type of high-quality metal
  • Harry counted out five little bronze coins,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • bronze = made of a brownish metal
  • Elston Hubbard was already in the ring, flexing his forearm muscles so the Marine Corps emblem jumped on the smooth bronze skin.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • bronze = suntanned
  • Annabeth drew her bronze knife.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • bronze = made of a brownish metal
  • Luke carried a bronze knife.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • bronze = made of a type of high-quality metal
  • Within seconds, he found what he knew was there—several bronze medallions embedded in the ground in a perfectly straight line.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • bronze = made of a brownish metal
  • Though Golan stood behind Emma with her arms locked in a hold, wrestling her toward the railing, it was as if they'd been cast in bronze.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • bronze = a type of metal
  • The bronze medal for mathematics was considered as good as won by a fat, funny little up-country boy with a bumpy forehead and a patched coat.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
bronze = made of a brownish metal

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2  —as in:
a bronze tan
Definition a reddish-brown or yellowish-brown color like that of one of the metals with the same name — often used to refer to a suntan or a dark glowing complexion
  • He was attracted by her shining bronze hair.
bronze = reddish-brown or yellowish-brown
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • In the summer especially, her blond hair contrasted with smooth bronze skin.
  • bronze = suntanned
  • She fixed her bronze eyes upon me.
  • bronze = a shining yellowish-brown color (like the metal of the same name)
  • It was covered with a bronze-colored rust.
  • bronze = reddish-brown
  • I saw her bronze hair.
  • bronze = reddish-brown or yellowish-brown
  • I picked up a piece of iron. It was dense with bronze rust, and its jagged angles nibbled at my palms.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • bronze = a reddish-brown color
  • The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • bronze = reddish-brown or yellowish-brown
  • A large, bronze, hard-working hand.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • bronze = suntanned
  • Dobbs swallowed and bent his intense face very close to Yossarian's, the muscles in his bronze, rocklike jaw bunching up into quivering knots.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • bronze = suntanned
  • He saw the reddish-bronze sparkle of her hair-as she sat, head bent, under a light-and a wedge of smooth, glowing skin on her shoulder.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
bronze = reddish-brown or yellowish-brown

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3  —as in:
her bronze is on display
Definition something made of the brownish metal with the same name — such as a sculpture (statue) or a third place medal
  • The museum has a famous bronze by Frederic Remington.
bronze = a sculpture made of a brownish metal that consists of copper and (usually) tin
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She received the bronze at the Olympics.
  • bronze = a brownish medal that signifies a third place finish
  • There are several Rodin bronzes in the garden.
  • bronzes = sculptures made of a brownish metal
  • A particularly large plaque dominated the entry. Langdon slowed to read the engraved bronze as they passed.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • bronze = the plaque made of the metal by that name
  • Twinned jardinieres, many French bronzes, many small paintings.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • bronzes = sculptures made of a brownish metal of the same name
  • Old brocades, green bronzes, lacquer-work, carved ivories, exquisite surroundings, luxury, pomp, there is much to be got from all these.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • bronzes = sculptures made of a metal of the same name
  • They plan to drive the keen bronze through Telemakhos when he comes home.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • bronze = a sword made of the brownish metal with the same name
  • Winged bronzes, silver trinkets.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • bronzes = sculptures made of a brownish metal of the same name
  • "Get along!" said several voices, and one of the soldiers, evidently afraid that Pierre might want to take from them some of the plate and bronzes that were in the drawer, moved threateningly toward him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • bronzes = sculptures made of a brownish metal of the same name
  • In agitation I went back to my chair, sat down, picked up the Christie's house sale catalogue and began to leaf through it in a rattled way: horrible modernist watercolors, two thousand dollars for an ugly Victorian bronze of two buffalos fighting, absurd.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
bronze = a sculpture made of the brownish metal with the same name

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