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 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 Denisenko won bronze with Russia at the 2016 U-17 World Hockey Challenge, notching four points (1-3-4) in six games. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers No. 1 pick: Grigori Denisenko," 23 June 2018 But an invite to play in the final two tournaments of the season was warmly received and duly justified by the performances on the pitch, the highlight being a 21-19 victory over England at Twickenham to win bronze in the London Sevens. George Ramsay, CNN, "Ireland learning to love rugby sevens after 'amazing' run," 15 June 2018 Under coach Jurgen Klinsmann, a younger national team played a more dynamic, entertaining brand of football and won bronze at the 2006 World Cup. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Germany's World Cup Title Defense Aided By San Jose Earthquakes, Silicon Valley," 12 June 2018 Lake Travis goes home with silver at a 604 (303-295) while The Woodlands won bronze (303-301). Rob Tate, Houston Chronicle, "The Woodlands finishes third at Class 6A state golf tourney," 22 May 2018 The long track team was shut out at the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the first time in 30 years and won just one medal, bronze in women’s team pursuit, at the Pyeongchang Games in February. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: Around the horn with golf, speedskating, baseball and bowling," 8 May 2018 Watching from the stands was the island's only previous games medalist, Carmen Anderson, who won a bronze in the women's singles in 1994. Fox News, "Norfolk Islanders capture bronze medal on Aussie mainland," 8 Apr. 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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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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