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Brass - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Brass' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Brass [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.
- Coin made of copper, brass, or bronze.
- Impudence; a brazen face.
- Utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass.
- 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.
- Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the color of which is near to that of brass.

Meaning of 'Brass' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . brass [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
Example in sentence:
  • he claims that the present administration is corrupt;
  • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment;
  • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
Meaning (2):
- impudent aggressiveness
Example in sentence:
  • he had the effrontery to question my honesty;
  • I couldn't believe her boldness