bronze

verb
\ˈbränz \
bronzed; bronzing

Definition of bronze 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to give the appearance of bronze to a bronzed sculpture also : tan sense 1

bronze

noun, often attributive

Definition of bronze (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements

b : any of various copper-base alloys with little or no tin

2 : a sculpture or artifact of bronze

3 : a moderate yellowish brown

4 : a bronze medal awarded as the third prize in a competition

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Other Words from bronze

Verb

bronzer noun

Noun

bronzy \ˈbrän-​zē \ adjective

Examples of bronze in a Sentence

Noun

a statue cast in bronze a bronze of the president She won a bronze in skiing.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

My low-maintenance beauty hack is: Dr. Hauschka’s bronzing tint. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "Entrepreneur Tyler Haney on her Best Beauty Hacks," 5 Oct. 2018 She's also shared the names of some of her favorite beauty products, with a bronzing powder by Bobbi Brown and a mascara by Charlotte Tilbury landing spots at the top of her list. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "How Will Princess Eugenie Wear Her Makeup on Her Wedding Day?," 13 July 2018 On July 9, the KKW Beauty mogul Instagrammed a photo of herself in a head-to-toe Yeezy look, with her skin looking noticeably bronzed. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Kim Kardashian's Spray Tan Gets Compared to Selena Gomez at the 2018 Met Gala," 10 July 2018 In the silly stunt, both boys are covered head to toe in orange and brown blotches of the bronzing lotion, during which Leo apparently stripped naked and Kyle destroyed a once-white T-shirt. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Toddlers go wild with mom’s self-tanner, make viral mess," 18 June 2018 Spray tans will bronze you without harmful UV exposure. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Blue Cross data shows rise in melanoma rates among the insured," 31 May 2018 But a month ago, one trip to Sephora totally flipped the script on my contouring-bronzing thoughts. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "I Found a Bronzer That Actually Shows Up on My Dark Skin," 23 May 2018 The Palestinian-American model, who is excessively bronzed in Steven Klein’s cover shot, was accused of wearing blackface. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Gigi Hadid Responds to Vogue Italia Blackface Controversy," 3 May 2018 The controversial image, taken by star photographer Steven Klien, shows Hadid with such a deep bronzing effect to her skin that many took it to be a racist overture. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Gigi Hadid Apologizes After Accusations of Blackface on 'Vogue Italia' Cover," 3 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

This example, wrought with ivory, gold, glass, rubies, turquoise and gilt bronze, incorporates dancers, lions and vine-like designs intended to be auspicious, Ms. Bindu Gude says. Peter Saenger, WSJ, "Kingdoms of Sri Lanka," 16 Nov. 2018 Stainless Steel The composition of knives parallels the history of metallurgy: copper, bronze, iron, steel. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How To Buy Kitchen Knives Like a Pro," 24 Oct. 2018 The fifth installment of Pat McGrath's eye shadow palettes is this stunner that features warm bronzes, golds, and reds. Allure Editors, Allure, "The Best New Beauty Products of September 2018," 30 Sep. 2018 Though the season's sunshine inevitably elicits a want of skin tinted bronze, the ubiquitous palette could do with some above-neck rivalry. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Makes the Case for Ditching Bronzer for Blush," 2 Aug. 2018 Mai Murakami of Japan finished the competition in second, a record finish for her country, and 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd took the bronze medal after mistakes on the balance beam. Jessica Taylor Price, Teen Vogue, "Simone Biles Wins Record Fourth World All-Around Title," 1 Nov. 2018 On Saturday, Thailand won the men's team doubles over Laos, while Indonesia and Japan picked up bronze medals. Raj Moham Viswanathan, Fox News, "Thais digging in to keep an Asian game at the Asian Games," 25 Aug. 2018 Even after bringing home an Olympic bronze medal and winning the World Championships, life doesn’t slow down for Miles Chamley-Watson. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Here, There, Everywhere: 34 Stars Who Continue to Shine on a Global Stage," 14 Aug. 2018 Kim Tae-yun of South Korea finished in 1.08.22 for bronze. Washington Post, "Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in Olympic hockey," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bronze

Verb

1645, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1721, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for bronze

Noun

French, from Italian bronzo

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The first known use of bronze was in 1645

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More Definitions for bronze

bronze

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bronze

: a metal that is made by combining copper and tin

: something (such as a statue) that is made of bronze

: a yellowish-brown color

bronze

noun
\ˈbränz \

Kids Definition of bronze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements

2 : a yellowish brown color

3 : a medal made of bronze given to the third place winner in a competition

bronze

adjective

Kids Definition of bronze (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : made of bronze

2 : having a yellowish brown color

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