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

As a sailor, North won four Star World championships plus the gold medal in the 1968 Olympic Games and a bronze in the 1964 Games. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lowell North, famed San Diego sailor, sailmaker, dies at 89," 4 June 2019 In her first World Cup four years ago, Bronze helped England to its best-ever finish, earning a spot on the all-tournament team after the Lionesses won the bronze by finishing third. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "World Cup Group D preview: Lucy Bronze hopes to make England a tough match," 4 June 2019 The 12 shades contain all the bronze and brown colors of a lion's mane, from matte brick to shimmery yellow and gold. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "The Lion King Is Getting Its Very Own Makeup Collection," 1 June 2019 Essentially, this beautiful white and bronze shelf is a bar cart, minus the wheels, plus a lot of extra floor space. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Anthropologie's Gorgeous Wine Glass Wall Shelf Is Essentially a Space-Saving Bar Cart," 22 May 2019 Originally, French aimed for a work in bronze, but fortunately switched to marble. Harold Holzer, WSJ, "An American Icon That Almost Wasn’t," 15 Feb. 2019 Figure skaters Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu led the U.S. team to bronze at the 2018 Winter Olympics — and now, the longtime skating buds will compete against each other on Dancing with the Stars: Athletes. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "From Olympic Roommates to DWTS Competitors: Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu's Sweet Friendship," 13 Apr. 2018 The nation’s previous best results included winning bronze in 1932 and 1976. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, "Marco Sturm hopes Olympic success leads to NHL job," 23 Feb. 2018 Lindsey Vonn Four-time Olympian and World Cup champion Vonn, 33, won bronze in the women’s downhill skiing competition on Wednesday, February 21, becoming the oldest female Alpine skiing medalist in Olympic history. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "7 U.S. Women Who Made History at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games," 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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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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