HyperDic: brass

English > 7 senses of the word brass:
NOUNsubstancebrassan alloy of copper and zinc
artifactbrass, brass instrumenta wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
groupbrass, administration, governance, governing body, establishment, organization, organisationthe persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
attributebrass, boldness, nerve, face, cheekimpudent aggressiveness
artifactbrassan ornament or utensil made of brass
groupbrass, brass sectionthe section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
artifactbrass, memorial tablet, plaquea memorial made of brass
brass > pronunciation
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English > brass: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn alloy of copper and zinc.
Narroweralpha-beta brass, Muntz metal, yellow metalA brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass
alpha brassAn alloy of brass and zinc
bearing brassA brass bushing or a lining for a bearing
cartridge brassAn alloy of copper and zinc (containing about 30% zinc) that is wrought into cartridges or tubing
gilding metalA brass that is rich in copper
high brassbrass with 35% zinc
lattenbrass (or a yellow alloy resembling brass) that was hammered into thin sheets
low brassbrass with 30% (or less) zinc
ormolubrass that looks like gold
red brass, guinea goldbrass with enough copper to give it a reddish tint
Broadercopper-base alloyAny alloy whose principal component is copper
Substancescopper, Cu, atomic number 29A ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element
Spanishlatón
Catalanllautó
Adjectivesbrazenmade of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness)
English > brass: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece.
Synonymbrass instrument
Partsvalvedevice in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone
NarrowerFrench horn, hornA brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
baritone, baritone hornThe second lowest brass wind instrument
bass horn, sousaphone, tubaThe lowest brass wind instrument
bugleA brass instrument without valves
clarionA medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
cornet, horn, trumpet, trumpA brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone
flugelhorn, fluegelhornA brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
saxhornAny of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
tromboneA brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide
Broaderwind instrument, windA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
Spanishinstrumentos de metal, metal, metal viento
Catalaninstrument de música de metall
Adjectivesbrassy, brasslikeresembling the sound of a brass instrument
English > brass: 7 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningThe persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something.
Synonymsadministration, governance, governing body, establishment, organization, organisation
Membersadvisory board, planning boardA board appointed to advise the chief administrator / administrator
Part ofgovernment, authorities, regimeThe organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
Partshierarchy, power structure, pecking orderThe organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
NarrowerCuria(Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church
county councilThe elected governing body of a county
executivepersons who administer the law
government officials, officialdomPeople elected or appointed to administer a government
judiciary, benchpersons who administer justice
managementThose in charge of running a business
top brassThe most important persons in a governing body
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
Spanishadministración, administración pública, gerencia, gobernanza, organización
Catalanadministració, gerència, organització
English > brass: 7 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningimpudent aggressiveness.
Synonymsboldness, nerve, face, cheek
Narroweraudacity, audaciousnessaggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
BroaderaggressivenessThe quality of being bold and enterprising
Spanishatrevimiento, audacia, cara dura, cara, descaro, desfachatez, desvergüenza, osadía, sangre fría, temeridad, valor
Catalanbarra, cara, desvergonyiment, gosadia, nervi, sang freda, temeritat
Adjectivesbrassyunrestrained by convention or propriety
English > brass: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn ornament or utensil made of brass.
Broaderdecoration, ornament, ornamentationSomething used to beautify
Spanishlatonería
English > brass: 7 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningThe section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments.
Synonymbrass section
Narrowertrumpet sectionThe section of a band or orchestra that plays trumpets or cornets
BroadersectionA division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
Spanishsección de metal
Adjectivesbrassyresembling the sound of a brass instrument
English > brass: 7 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA memorial made of brass.
Synonymsmemorial tablet, plaque
Broadermemorial, monumentA structure erected to commemorate persons or events
Spanishplaca conmemorativa, placa
Catalanplaca commemorativa, placa

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