top brass


Definition of top brass


  1. :  the people in the highest positions in an organization (such as the military or a business) Navy top brass met earlier today. —often used with the The (company) top brass have/has decided that no action is necessary.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the highest point, level, or part of something :  summit, crown

    :  the head of a plant

    :  the aboveground part of a plant having edible roots

  1. :  to remove or cut the top of

    :  to shorten or remove the top of (a plant) :  pinch

    :  to cover with a top or on the top :  provide, form, or serve as a top for

  1. :  of, relating to, or being at the top :  uppermost

    :  chief, leading

    :  of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. :  a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

  1. :  an alloy consisting essentially of copper and zinc in variable proportions

    :  a usually brass memorial tablet

    :  bright metal fittings, utensils, or ornaments

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