bronze

verb
\ ˈbränz How to pronounce bronze (audio) \
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 How to pronounce bronzy (audio) \ 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

Sunlight filters through a piece called Mantle, made of bronze petals fused together and gilded on the inside; the light transforms the middle into molten gold. Washington Post, "RIGHT AT HOME: Outdoor decor that’s ‘out there’ and edgy," 19 June 2019 The marble bas-relief, sculpted by Austrian-American artist Karl Bitter, once stood alongside a medallion likeness of Foster in a Renaissance-style bronze frame created by American architect and sculptor Charles Rollinson Lamb. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Long-Forgotten Monument to Prison Reformer Will Be Reinstalled in New York Courthouse," 17 June 2019 The bathroom has been updated with a new tile floor, new rubbed bronze fixtures, lights, and features a shower with a tile surround. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Cambrian Park home nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac," 17 June 2019 Its high, imposing front doors are decorated with a series of square bronze bas reliefs that depict scenes from Cuban history. Esther Allen, The New York Review of Books, "The Art of the Possible at Havana’s Bienal," 15 June 2019 The sculpture’s reference — to the way the couple rejoiced in one another — was described earlier as one way of looking at the oversized bronze hands. BostonGlobe.com, "Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine," 14 June 2019 From a few blocks away, Elmgreen & Dragset's bronze and steel telescope seems like an apt grace note in a location overlooking both Lake Michigan and the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 works from Sculpture Milwaukee 2019 that the city should keep here permanently," 13 June 2019 With the private tree comes a bronze memorial marker emblazoned with your family's name. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Better Place Forests Wants You to Choose a Memorial Tree Instead of a Tombstone," 13 June 2019 Orlando was designated a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League in 2016. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "Bike racks are becoming a must for Orlando businesses; here’s how they get them for free," 12 June 2019

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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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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 How to pronounce bronze (audio) \

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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