brass

  • 1 Brass — Brass, n.; pl. {Brasses}. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s; akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire, and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d {Braze}.] 1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 brass — [bra:s US bræs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(metal)¦ 2¦(music)¦ 3¦(decorations)¦ 4 get down to brass tacks 5¦(people with top jobs)¦ 6 it s brass monkeys/brass monkey weather 7¦(money)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: brAs] 1.) ¦(METAL)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 brass — [ bræs ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a shiny yellow metal that is used for making musical instruments and objects such as door handles. It is a mixture of COPPER and ZINC: a faucet made of brass doors with brass hinges a ) count a flat piece of brass… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 brass — ► NOUN 1) a yellow alloy of copper and zinc. 2) (also horse brass) a flat brass ornament for the harness of a draught horse. 3) Brit. a memorial consisting of a flat piece of inscribed brass in the wall or floor of a church. 4) brass wind… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Brass — ist: die englische Bezeichnung für Messing eine gängige Bezeichnung für Blasmusik mit Blechblasinstrumenten aus Messing eine Stadt in Nigeria, siehe Brass (Nigeria) Brass ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Arnold Braß (1854–1915), deutscher …

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  • 6 brass — [bras, bräs] n. pl. brasses [ME bras < OE bræs, brass, bronze] 1. a yellowish metal that is essentially an alloy of copper and zinc 2. things made of brass, as fittings, ornaments, or implements 3. [often with pl. v.] the brass instruments of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 brass — brass; brass·bound·er; brass·ie; brass·i·ly; brass·i·ness; ze·brass; brass·ey; steen·brass; …

    English syllables

  • 8 brass´i|ly — brass|y «BRAS ee, BRAHS », adjective, brass|i|er, brass|i|est, noun, plural brass|ies. –adj. 1. of or covered with brass. 2. like brass: » …

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  • 9 brass|y — «BRAS ee, BRAHS », adjective, brass|i|er, brass|i|est, noun, plural brass|ies. –adj. 1. of or covered with brass. 2. like brass: » …

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  • 10 brass — [brɑːs ǁ bræs] noun [uncountable] informal the top managers in an organization; = TOP BRASS: • Mr Sprey and the Air Force brass clashed continually over major elements of the plane s design. * * * brass UK US /brɑːs/ noun [U] ► WORK …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 brass — (n.) O.E. bræs brass, bronze, originally in reference to an alloy of copper and tin (now bronze), later and in modern use an alloy of two parts copper, one part zinc. A mystery word, with no known cognates beyond English. Perhaps akin to Fr.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 Brass B&B — (Триест,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via S. Maurizio 5, 34100 Триест, Италия …

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  • 13 Brass — Administration Pays   …

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  • 14 brass|ie — «BRAS ee, BRAHS », noun, plural brass|ies. a golf club with a wooden head, on the bottom of which there is a metal plate. It has a loft between that of a driver and a spoon and is used for long shots off the fairway. Also, brassy. ╂[< brass +… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 brass — англ. [брас] brass instruments [брас и/нструментс] медн. дух. инструм …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 16 Brass — Brass. См. Латунь. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 17 brass — [n] impulsiveness; nerve assumption, audacity, brashness, cheek*, chutzpah*, confidence, effrontery, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, presumption, rudeness; concept 633 Ant. carefulness, caution, circumspection, prudence …

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  • 18 Brass — For other uses, see Brass (disambiguation). Brass die, along with zinc and copper samples. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties.[1] In …

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  • 19 brass — noun 1 METAL (U) a very hard bright yellow metal that is a mixture of copper (1) and zinc (1): brass bed/knob/button etc: an old brass bedstead 2 the brass (section) the people in an orchestra or band who play musical instruments made of brass,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 brass — n. & adj. n. 1 a yellow alloy of copper and zinc. 2 a an ornament or other decorated piece of brass. b brass objects collectively. 3 Mus. brass wind instruments (including trumpet, horn, trombone) forming a band or a section of an orchestra. 4… …

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