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

Strong, a very extra chef indeed, tucks it in a shaggy blanket of bronze fennel fronds, torn mint, parsley and carrot leaves. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The Mission’s Prairie switches gears, but is it better?," 3 July 2019 If all this wasn’t enough, steel, bronze and mixed-media outdoor art are installed along or nearby the trail, including a sculpture of flying birds and a piece celebrating miners. Jeanine Barone, The Know, "Ride your bike on these Colorado railroad routes without fear of being run over by a train," 2 July 2019 In honour of the right back, Domino's Headingley in Leeds is turning its famous storefront logo bronze. SI.com, "Domino's Turn Leeds Store Bronze for Former Employee Turned Lionesses World Cup Hero," 2 July 2019 On the anniversary, the parents drilled holes into the sidewalk to add plaques with names, birthdates and 25 bronze replicas of their children’s shoes. Washington Post, "Mexico ‘anti-monuments’ recall dark moments, demand justice," 30 June 2019 Bearings failed during tests in mid-1965, leaving bronze and steel grindings in the crawler’s wake. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "Before Apollo moon rockets went 24,000 mph, they traveled less than 1 mph on crawler to launch pad," 29 June 2019 Eleven feet wide, it was discovered inside a gold casket inside a bronze casket inside a stone pagoda — a layered, ritualized interment nearly as lavish as anything in ancient Egypt. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Review: LACMA’s ‘Art of Korean Writing’ reveals the brilliance in each brushstroke," 29 June 2019 The women’s semifinals will be July 29 at 7 and 7:30 a.m., with the losers meeting in the bronze medal game at 10 a.m. and the winners playing in the gold medal game at 11 a.m. The fifth-place game will be played at 9 a.m. that day. oregonlive.com, "Ruthy Hebard, Sabrina Ionescu to play for USA Basketball 3x3 team," 28 June 2019 Rather than distracting from the bronze goddess approach, the additional color enhanced it, making the moment seem at once more natural and amplified, Ratajkowski's cheekbones standing out with that extra ounce of definition. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Has a Surprising Trick to Achieve the Perfect Summer Glow," 27 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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