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brass meaning

[ brɑ:s ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "brass""brass" in a sentence
  • Noun: brass  brãs
    1. An alloy of copper and zinc 
    2. A 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
      - brass instrument 
    3. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
      - administration, governance, governing body, establishment, organization, organisation [Brit] 
    4. Impudent aggressiveness
      - boldness, nerve, face, cheek 
    5. An ornament or utensil made of brass 
    6. The section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
      - brass section 
    7. A memorial made of brass
      - memorial tablet, plaque

    Derived forms: brasses

    See also: brassy, brazen

    Type of: aggressiveness, body, copper-base alloy, decoration, memorial, monument, ornament, ornamentation, section, wind, wind instrument

    Part of: authorities, government, regime

    Encyclopedia: Brass Brass, Nigeria

  • [American slang]
    n. high-ranking military or civilian officers.
    • We'll see what the brass has to say first.
    • The brass said no to your promotion.

  • [British slang]
    Noun. 1. Money
    2. Prostitute. Short for brass nail, rhyming slang for tail, which is itself slang for, amongst other things, a woman and prostitute.

  • [Architecture]

    Any copper alloy having zinc as the principal alloying element, but often with small quantities of other elements.


    A plate of brass with memorial inscription and sometimes an effigy engraved on it, set into a church floor to mark a tomb.

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [sing. with sing./pl. verb] (especially AmE) (informal) = TOP BRASS

  • [Electronics]
    1. An alloy of copper and zinc that is widely used in electronics. Compared to annealed copper, this metal has four times the resistivity (or 1?4 the conductivity), half the temperature coefficient, more than twice the tensile strength, and a lower melting point (900°C).
    2. A colloquialism for an old-fashioned, straight telegraph key.
  • The brass plate must be adherent to the steel.
  • "it's very distressing," said brass.
  • There came the blare of a brass band.
  • "he, he, he!" laughed mr. brass.
  • The brass surface must be free of contamination.
  • He sported a pair of brass earrings.
  • "true, ma'am, true," cried mr. brass.
  • There were several doors with brass knobs.
  • brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
  • School brass band will provide music for entertainment.
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