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brass Explained

brass at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


brass at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. br?is, originally an alloy of copper and tin (now bronze), in modern use an alloy of two parts copper, one part zinc. A mystery word, with no known cognates beyond Eng. Perhaps akin to Fr. brasser "to brew," since it is an alloy. It also has been compared to O.Sw. brasa "fire," but no sure connection can be made. The meaning "effrontery, impudence" is from 1624. Slang sense of "high officials" is first recorded 1899. Brassy "debased yet pretentious" is from 1586; in the sense of "strident and artificial" it is from 1865. The brass tacks that you get down to (1897) are probably the ones used to measure cloth on the counter of a dry goods store, suggesting precision. ///

brass at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

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: ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: br[zB024]s]//
1 METAL: [U] a very hard bright yellow metal that is a mixture of copper and zinc// --an old brass bedstead//
2 MUSIC: a) [U] musical instruments that are made of metal, such as the trumpet and the trombone// --brass instruments// percussion, stringed instrument, wind instrument, woodwind// b) the brass (section)// the people in an orchestra or band who play musical instruments that are made of metal//
3 DECORATIONS: [C usually plural] an object made of brass, usually with a design cut into it, or several brass objects//
4 get down to brass tacks: informal to start talking about the most important facts or details of something//
5 PEOPLE WITH TOP JOBS: the brass// AmE informal people who hold the most important positions// British Equivalent: top brass//
6 it's brass monkeys/brass monkey weather: BrE spoken informal used to say that it is very cold//
7 MONEY: [U] BrE old-fashioned informal money// as bold as brass at bold(2)//

brass at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Alloy of copper and zinc, important for its hardness and workability. Brass was first used c.1200 BC in the Near East, then extensively in China after 220 BC, and soon thereafter by the Romans. In ancient documents, incl. the Bible, the term brass is often used to denote bronze (copper/tin alloy). The malleability of brass depends on its zinc content; brasses with more than 45% zinc are not workable. Alpha brasses contain less than 40% zinc; beta brasses (40-45% zinc) are less ductile than alpha brasses but stronger. A third group includes brasses with additional elements. Among these are lead brasses, which are more easily machined; naval and admiralty brasses, in which a small amount of tin improves resistance to corrosion by seawater; and aluminum brasses, which provide strength and corrosion resistance where the naval brasses may fail.

brass at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

365 Moby Thesaurus words for "brass":
ADC, CO, Establishment, German band, OD, Philharmonic, VIP, aide,
aide-de-camp, alpenhorn, alphorn, althorn, alto horn, arch,
aristocracy, aureate, ballad horn, band, baritone, baron, barons,
barrow, bass horn, big band, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig,
blunt, board, board of directors, board of regents,
board of trustees, boodle, boundary stone, brashness, brass band,
brass choir, brass hat, brass quintet, brass section, brass wind,
brass-wind instrument, brasses, brassy, brazen, brazen boldness,
bread, brigadier, brigadier general, bronze, bronzy, bucks, bugle,
bugle horn, bust, cabbage, cabinet, cadre, cairn,
callithumpian band, captain, celebrity, cenotaph,
chamber orchestra, cheek, chicken colonel, chief of staff, chips,
chutzpah, clarion, colonel, column, combo, commandant, commander,
commander in chief, commanding officer, commissioned officer,
company officer, concert band, confidence, copper, coppery, cornet,
cornet-a-pistons, corno di caccia, cornopean, council, cream,
cromlech, cross, crust, cup, cupreous, cuprous, cyclolith, desks,
dignitary, dignity, dinero, directorate, directory, dixieland band,
do-re-mi, dolmen, double-bell euphonium, dough, effrontery, elder,
elite, ensemble, establishment, euphonium, exec, executive arm,
executive committee, executive hierarchy, executive officer, face,
father, ferrous, ferruginous, field marshal, field officer, figure,
first lieutenant, five-star general, footstone, four-star general,
gall, gamelan orchestra, gelt, general, general officer,
generalissimo, gilt, gold, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden,
governing board, governing body, grave, gravestone, grease,
great man, green, green stuff, group, headstone, helicon, heroics,
hoarstone, horn, hubris, hunting horn, important person,
improvidence, imprudence, impudence, indiscretion, infrastructure,
injudiciousness, inscription, insolence, interests,
interlocking directorate, iron, ironlike, jack, jazz band, jemadar,
jug band, junior officer, kale, key trumpet, lead, leaden,
lieutenant, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, lion, lituus,
lords of creation, lur, magnate, major, major general, man of mark,
management, marechal, marker, marshal, mausoleum, mazuma, megalith,
mellophone, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column,
memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, mercurial, mercurous,
military band, mogul, monolith, monument, moolah, mopus, mound,
nabob, name, necrology, nerve, nickel, nickelic, nickeline,
nobility, notability, notable, obelisk, obituary, officer,
oil of palms, ointment, one-star general, oof, ooftish, ophicleide,
orchestra, orchestral horn, orderly officer, overboldness,
overcarelessness, overconfidence, overlapping, oversureness,
overweeningness, panjandrum, person of renown, personage,
personality, pewter, pewtery, pillar, pillar of society, plaque,
pocket trumpet, post horn, power, power elite, power structure,
presumption, prize, pyramid, quartet, quicksilver, quintet,
ragtime band, rashness, reliquary, remembrance, rhino, ribbon,
risaldar, rock-and-roll group, rocks, rostral column, rudeness,
ruling circle, ruling circles, ruling class, sachem, sackbut,
saxhorn, saxtuba, senior officer, serpent, sextet, shaft,
shavetail, shekels, shrine, silver, silver-plated, silvery,
simoleons, sirdar, skiffle band, slide trombone, sliphorn,
somebody, something, sousaphone, spondulics, staff officer, steel,
steel band, steely, steering committee, stela, stone, street band,
string band, string choir, string orchestra, string quartet,
strings, stupa, subahdar, subaltern, sublieutenant, sugar,
swing band, symphony, symphony orchestra, tablet, temerariousness,
temerity, tenor tuba, testimonial, the Old Man, the administration,
the best, the best people, the brass, the executive, the great,
the needful, the people upstairs, the top, three-star general, tin,
tinny, tomb, tombstone, top brass, top people, tope, trio, tromba,
trombone, trophy, trumpet, tuba, two-star general, tycoon,
unchariness, unwariness, upper class, upper crust, valve trombone,
valve trumpet, very important person, waits, wampum, woodwind,
woodwind choir, woodwind quartet, woodwinds, worthy

brass at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

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Brass at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

accommodation, reconciliation, assimilation, consent, assent, concurrence, cooperation.

[V] (Agreement): be accordant, agree, accord, harmonize, correspond, tally, respond, meet, suit, fit, befit, do, adapt itself to, fall in with, chime in with, square with, dovetail, assimilate, fit like a glove, fit to a T, match, render, equal, dress, regulate, readjust, accord, harmonize, reconcile.

[ADJ] (Agreement): agreeing, suiting, in accord, accordant, concordant, consonant, congruous, becoming, harmonious, reconcilable, conformable, in accordance with, in harmony with, in keeping with, in unison with, at one with, of a piece, consistent, compatible, proportionate, commensurate, apt, happy, felicitous, germane, on target, appropriate, suitable, meet .

[ADJ] (Skill): skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, deft, proficient, good at, master of, masterful, crack, accomplished, experienced, practiced, skilled.[N] (Agreement): agreement, accord, accordance, unison, harmony, concord, concordance, concert, understanding, mutual understanding, conformity, uniformity, consonance, consistency, congruity, congruence, keeping, congeniality, correspondence, parallelism, apposition, union, fitness, aptness, relevancy, pertinence, case in point, aptitude, propriety, applicability, admissibility, commensurability, co

brass at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:



1 [U] a bright yellow metal made by mixing COPPER and ZINC; objects made of brass:
solid brass fittings / door handles * a brass plate (= a sign outside a building giving the name and profession of the person who works there) * to clean / polish the brass

musical instruments

2 [U+sing./pl. v.] the musical instruments made of metal, such as TRUMPETS or FRENCH HORNS, that form a band or section of an orchestra; the people who play them:
music for piano, strings and brass
3 [C] (BrE) a decorated piece of brass used as an ornament, especially a round flat piece attached to a horse's HARNESS
in church
4 [C] (especially BrE) a flat piece of brass with words or a picture on it, fixed to the floor or wall of a church in memory of sb who has died:
a memorial brass
important people
5 [U+sing./pl. v.] (especially AmE) = TOP BRASS
6 [U] (old-fashioned, BrE, informal) money
see also BRASSY
brass monkeys | brass monkey weather (BrE, slang) if you say that it is brass monkeys or brass monkey weather, you mean that it is very cold weather
brass neck / nerve (BrE, informal) a combination of confidence and lack of respect:
I didn't think she would have the brass neck to do that.
(get down to) brass tacks (informal) (to start to consider) the basic facts or practical details of sth
more at BOLD, MUCK n.

Brass at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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 containing two parts of copper to
one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely
other metals.

2. (Mach.) A journal bearing, so called because frequently
made of brass. A brass is often lined with a softer metal,
when the latter is generally called a white metal lining.
See {Axle box}, {Journal Box}, and {Bearing}.

3. Coin made of copper, brass, or bronze. [Obs.]

Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your
purses, nor scrip for your journey. --Matt. x. 9.

4. Impudence; a brazen face. [Colloq.]

5. pl. Utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass.

The very scullion who cleans the brasses.

6. A brass plate engraved with a figure or device.
Specifically, one used as a memorial to the dead, and
generally having the portrait, coat of arms, etc.

7. pl. (Mining) Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the
color of which is near to that of brass.

Note: The word brass as used in Sculpture language is a
translation for copper or some kind of bronze.

Note: Brass is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
compounds; as, brass button, brass kettle, brass
founder, brass foundry or brassfoundry.

{Brass band} (Mus.), a band of musicians who play upon wind
instruments made of brass, as trumpets, cornets, etc.

{Brass foil}, {Brass leaf}, brass made into very thin sheets;
-- called also {Dutch gold}.

brass at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an alloy of copper and zinc
2: a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of
variable length) blown by means of a cup-shaped or
funnel-shaped mouthpiece
3: the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up
a body for the purpose of administering something; "he
claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the
governance of an association is responsible to its
members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the
establishment" [syn: {administration}, {governance}, {governing
body}, {establishment}, {organization}, {organisation}]
4: impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness";
"he had the effrontery to question my honesty" [syn: {boldness},
{nerve}, {face}, {cheek}]
5: an ornament or utensil made of brass
6: the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass
instruments [syn: {brass section}]
7: a memorial made of brass [syn: {memorial tablet}, {plaque}]

brass at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /bɹɑːs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /brA:s/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑːs
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /bɹæs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /br{s/
  • Inter: rhymes » æs
  • Inter: audio » en-us-brass.ogg|Audio (US)

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » bræs|lang=ang.


    Inter: en-noun » -|es

  • Inter: uncountabl » e A metallic alloy of copper and zinc used in many industrial and plumbing applications.
    1. Inter: countable » music A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound.
    2. Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over after bullets have been fired.
    3. Inter: uncountabl » e The colour of brass.
    4. : Inter: color panel » C9AE5D
    5. Inter: uncountable » used as a singular or plural noun|military High-ranking officers.
    6. : The brass are not going to like this.
    7. : The brass is not going to like this.
    8. Inter: uncountable » informal A brave or foolhardy attitude.
    9. : Youve got a lot of brass telling me to do that!''
    10. Inter: slang » dated Money.
    11. Inferior composition.
      Derived terms
      Inter: rel-top » terms derived from brass (noun)

  • bold as brass
  • brass balls
  • brass band
  • brassboard
  • brass hat
  • brass in pocket
  • brass instrument
  • brass knuckles
  • brass monkey
  • brass nail
  • brass neck
  • brass rat
  • brass ring
  • brass section
  • brass tacks

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • brassbound
    • brass-collar
    • brassed off
    • brass-rubbing
    • brassware
    • brasswind
    • brassy
    • calamine brass
    • high brass
    • get down to brass tacks
    • nonbrass
    • not have a brass farthing
    • top brass

    Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » alloy of copper and zinc
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|արույր|tr=aruyr
  • : Old Armenian: Inter: tø » xcl|արոյր|tr=aroyr|sc=Armn
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|латунь|f|tr=latúnʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|месинг|m|tr=mésing, Inter: t+ » bg|пиринч|m|tr=pirinč
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|llautó
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᏣᏱ|tr=tsayi|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|黃銅|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|黄铜|tr=huángtóng|sc=Hani
  • Crimean Tatar: cez
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|mosaz|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|messing|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|messing|n, Inter: t- » nl|geelkoper|n;
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|latuno
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|messinki
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|laiton|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Messing|n
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ottone|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|黄銅|tr=おうどう, ōdō|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|真鍮|tr=しんちゅう, shinchū|sc=Jpan
  • Kyrgyz: Inter: t+ » ky|латунь, Inter: t+ » ky|сары жез, Inter: t+ » ky|акча, Inter: t+ » ky|жез тыйын, Inter: t+ » ky|көрнөкчө, Inter: t+ » ky|тактача, Inter: t+ » ky|чоңдор, Inter: t+ » ky|начальниктер, Inter: t+ » ky|майда тыйын, Inter: t- » ky|мемориалдуу доска, Inter: t- » ky|эстелик тактасы, Inter: t+ » ky|жаза тартуу, Inter: t+ » ky|пастык, Inter: t+ » ky|төмөндүк, Inter: t+ » ky|балиттик, Inter: t+ » ky|арамзалык, Inter: t+ » ky|шерменделик, Inter: t+ » ky|бетпактык, Inter: t+ » ky|уятсыздык, Inter: t+ » ky|бетпактык, Inter: t+ » ky|латунь, Inter: t+ » ky|подшипник, Inter: t+ » ky|военщина

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|misiņš|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|месинг|m|tr=mésing|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|loyang, Inter: t- » ms|kuningan, Inter: t- » ms|tembaga kuning
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|ram|m
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|béésh łitsoii
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|messing|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|برنج|tr=berenj|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|mosiądz|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|latão|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|латунь|f|tr=latúnʹ
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|pràis|f
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|месинг|m, Inter: t- » sh|мед|f, Inter: t- » sh|мјед|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|mesing|m, Inter: t- » sh|med|f, Inter: t- » sh|mjed|f
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|mosadz|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|med|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|latón|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|mässing
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|ఇత్తడి
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|pirinç
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|латунь|f|tr=latúnʹ|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » made of brass (attributive use)
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|месингов, Inter: t+ » bg|пиринчен, Inter: t+ » bg|меден
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|mosazný|m
    • Dutch: messing, geelkoperen
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|latuna
    • French: en laiton
    • German: messingen, aus Messing
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|برنجی|tr=berenji|sc=fa-Arab

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|mosiężny|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|латунный|tr=latúnnyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|pràiseach
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|месинган, Inter: t- » sh|меден, Inter: t- » sh|мједен
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|mesingan, Inter: t- » sh|meden, Inter: t- » sh|mjeden

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » class of wind instruments
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|փող|tr=p'oġ
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|духови инструменти
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|žestě|m|p
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|koperblazers|p
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vaskipuhaltimet|p
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cuivres|m|p
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Blechblasinstrumente|p, Inter: t+ » de|Blech|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|ottoni|m|p
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|trompettes|f|p
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|dilní daabééshígíí
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|messinginstrument|n
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|instrument dęty blaszany|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|metais|m|p
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|медные духовые инструменты|p|tr=médnyje duxovýje instruménty

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » related to brass instruments (attributive use)
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|духов
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|žesťový|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|духовой|tr=duxovój

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » spent shell casings
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|гилза|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hylsy
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|douille|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|bossolo|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|łuska|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гильза|f|tr=gílʹza

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » colour of brass
    • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᏣᏱ-ᎠᏑᏫᏓ|tr=tsayi-asuwida|sc=Cher
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|brons|n
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Messingfarbe|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|bronzo|m
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|messing|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bronze

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » high-ranking military officers
    • Finnish: päällystö
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|galonnés|m|p

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|fejesek|p
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|gallonato

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » informal: a brave or foolhardy attitude
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|нахалство|n, Inter: t+ » bg|безсрамие|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lef|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|faccia di bronzo, Inter: t- » it|faccia tosta

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » slang: money
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|пари|p
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|stål|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dinheiro|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » slang: a prostitute
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|prostituta|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Of the colour of brass.
    1. Inter: informa » l Impertinent, bold: brazen.
    2. 1996 May 24, 2:00 am, Sherman Simpson, Want license key for AGENT FOR WINDOWS95, alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent:
    3. : Maybe (probably so), but it's rare someone is brass enough to post a msg for all to see asking for a software key, that the vast majority have paid for in support of the development effort.
    4. 2000 Aug 18, 2:00 am, David Ryan, strangest bid retraction /illegal lottery NOT, rec.collecting.coins:
    5. : After cornering the dutch auction, the seller was brass enough to send him the whole lot without one.
    6. 2000 Aug 19, 3:00 am, n4mwd, for RMB,
    7. : Try to keep in mind that not all of his converts are brass enough to challenge the benzo pushers in this group, ...
    8. Inter: slan » g Bad, annoying; as wordplay applied especially to brass instruments.
    9. 1888, Mr. & Mrs. Bancroft on and off the stage: written by themselves, volume 1, page 90:
    10. : Grindoff, the miller, 'and the leader of a very brass band of most unpopular performers, with a thorough base accompaniment of at least fifty vices,' was played by Miss Saunders.
    11. 1900, The Training of Seamen, published in The Saturday Review, 3 November 1900, volume 90, number 2349, page 556:
    12. : I must confess that to me there is something almost pathetic in the sight of a body of bluejackets improving their muscles on the quarter deck by bar-bell exercise, accompanied by a brass — a very brass — band, ...
    13. 1908, The Smith Family, published in Punch, March 4 1908, bound in Punch vol. CXXXIV, page 168:
    14. : Mr. REGINALD SMITH, KC, the publisher, followed, but he had hardly begun his very interesting remarks when a procession headed by a very brass band entered Smithfield from the west, and approached the platform.
    15. 1937, Blair Niles, A journey in time: Peruvian pageant, page 166:
    16. : There are soldiers, policemen, priests and friars, as well as a motley mass of women, children, babies and dogs, and upon special occasions a very brass band.
    17. Philippine Magazine, volume 6, page 27: Inter: rfdat » e
    18. : The padre in my neighborhood — Santa Ana — was having some kind of a fiesta, and had hired a very brass band. This band kept up its martial airs for hours and hours after I got home, with grand finales — or what each time I hoped would be the grand finale, every five minutes.
    19. Of inferior composition.
    20. Inter: quote-journal » journal=The New York times film reviews|volume=3|year=1939|passage=As Honest Plush Brannon then, Mr. Beery is one of San Francisco's fancier con men and hence more brass than plush
      * 1869, Calendar of State Papers, domestic series, of the reign of Charles I, 1637-1638, edited by John Bruce, page 147:

  • : At the Council board, I hope to charge him with that he cannot answer, and yet I know his face is brass enough.
  • 1872, Elsie Leigh Whittlesey, Helen Ethinger: or, Not Exactly Right, page 154:
  • : ... he continued in the same insulting strain. "If you were not quite brass, you would know it is not proper to be making promises you dare not tell of."
  • 2011, Paul Christopher, The Templar Conspiracy:
  • : It was a show of very large and very brass cojones, ...
    Inter: trans-top » colour of brass
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bronzen
  • French: couleur de laiton
  • German: messingfarben, messinggelb

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bronze
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|pràiseach
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|mjeden|alt=mjȅden

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * braze
  • brazen
  • brazier

    Etymology 2

    By ellipsis


    Inter: en-noun » -

  • Inter: uncountable » slang Brass in pocket; money.
    1. Inter: countable » slang A brass nail; a prostitute.


      Inter: head » en|adjective

  • Inter: slan » g Brass monkey; cold.

    See also

    * althorn
    • chalcography
    • cornet
    • euphonium
    • flugelhorn
    • French horn
    • mellophone
    • Muntz metal
    • saxhorn
    • sousaphone
    • trombone
    • trumpet
    • tuba
    • Category: Appendix:Colors -

    Category: Category:1000 English basic words -
    Category: Category:en:Alloys -
    Category: Category:en:Browns -
    Category: Category:en:Colors -



    * Inter: IPA » /prasː/|lang=is
    • Inter: rhymes » asː|lang=is


      Inter: is-noun » n|brass|-

  • Inter: music » slang|lang=is brass


    Inter: is-decl-noun-n-s » br|a|ss|pl=-

  • Category: ang:brass -
    Translation: ar » brass
    Translation: cs » brass
    Translation: de » brass
    Translation: et » brass
    Translation: fa » brass
    Translation: fr » brass
    Translation: ko » brass
    Translation: hy » brass
    Translation: io » brass
    Translation: it » brass
    Translation: kn » brass
    Translation: ky » brass
    Translation: li » brass
    Translation: hu » brass
    Translation: mg » brass
    Translation: ml » brass
    Translation: my » brass
    Translation: ja » brass
    Translation: oc » brass
    Translation: pl » brass
    Translation: pt » brass
    Translation: ru » brass
    Category: simple:brass -
    Translation: fi » brass
    Translation: sv » brass
    Translation: ta » brass
    Translation: te » brass
    Translation: tr » brass
    Translation: vi » brass
    Translation: zh » brass

    bräss at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Inter: context » anatomy|immunology|lang=sv thymus


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-ar » genitive=


    * thymus