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Definition of "bronze" []

  • Any of various alloys of copper and tin in various proportions, sometimes with traces of other metals. (noun)
  • Any of various alloys of copper, with or without tin, and antimony, phosphorus, or other components. (noun)
  • A work of art made of one of these alloys. (noun)
  • A medal made of bronze awarded to one placing third in a competition, as in the Olympics. (noun)
  • A moderate yellowish to olive brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bronze" in a sentence
  • ""Forever memorialized and captured in bronze is that one 500th of a second when flight was first achieved," said US Coast Guard Chaplain Rob Heckathorne during the ceremony."
  • "Japan's Mao Asada hit her big, early jumps for silver, and Canada's Joannie Rochette skated through grief to win bronze Thursday in the finale of Olympic women's figure skating."
  • "In Belle Glade, one of the farm towns on the edge of the lake, a sculpture on the lawn of the public library freezes in bronze a frightened woman running with a child cradled in one arm, a man and a boy fleeing with her."