Definition of bronze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//brɒnz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɑːnz//
    Artwork and techniques, Materials and properties
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  1. 1[uncountable] a dark reddish-brown metal made by mixing copper and tin a bronze statue a figure cast in bronze See related entries: Materials and properties
  2. 2 [uncountable] a dark reddish-brown colour, like bronze
  3. 3[countable] a work of art made of bronze, for example a statue a fine collection of bronzes See related entries: Artwork and techniques
  4. 4[countable, uncountable] = bronze medal
  5. Word Originmid 17th cent. (as a verb): from French bronze (noun), bronzer (verb), from Italian bronzo, probably from Persian birinj ‘brass’.Extra examples She got a bronze in the long jump. She works mainly in bronze. The figure was cast in bronze.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bronze