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

The last three people buried there—a man, woman, and child—wore ornate gold, silver, and bronze jewelry to their final resting place. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Israeli tomb contains a tasty surprise: Vanilla extract," 20 Nov. 2018 Consider the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when silver or bronze medals were awarded to more than one swimmer in deadlocks with finishing times only a few thousandths of a second apart. Jason Zweig, WSJ, "You’re a Bad Investor? That Can Be Good," 19 Oct. 2018 Here’s hoping that's a clue to some intense silver and bronze pigments inside. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Juvia's Place Gave a Sneak Peek of the New Nubian Loose Highlighters," 20 Aug. 2018 Winkler won five Olympic gold medals, one silver and one bronze, the most of any Olympic show jumper. Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times, "Hans Günter Winkler, Olympic Champion Equestrian, Dies at 91," 11 July 2018 Among those who prioritize success, Cisco Systems is the top choice for a future employer, while Intel and Boeing take silver and bronze respectively. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "These Are the Fortune 500 Companies Americans Are Most Excited to Work For," 10 July 2018 These Sacramento Valley and Lake Tahoe breweries all took home gold, silver or bronze medals in their respective categories. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Urban Roots, Crooked Lane win gold at the U.S. Open Beer Championship," 10 July 2018 Competitors vie for gold, silver and bronze medals, more than $150,000 in cash prizes, and — most important to a budding ballerina’s career — company contracts and scholarships. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel teen named a finalist in the International Ballet Competition," 20 June 2018 The winner of silver and bronze medals at the World Junior Championships last winter in Switzerland, Swirbul will train and race with the Alaska Pacific University Nordic program this winter. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "3 Seawolves honored for their success in the classroom and on the playing field," 15 June 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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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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