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Bronze vs. Gunmetal

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Bronzenoun

(uncountable) A naturally occurring or man-made alloy of copper, usually in combination with tin, but also with one or more other metals.

Gunmetalnoun

(historical) A type of bronze used for making cannons.

Bronzenoun

A reddish-brown colour, the colour of bronze.

Gunmetalnoun

An alloy of 88% copper, 10% tin and 2% zinc, originally used for making guns.

Bronzenoun

(countable) A work of art made of bronze, especially a sculpture.

Gunmetalnoun

A dark grey or bluish-grey colour; gunmetal grey.

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Bronzenoun

A bronze medal.

Gunmetalnoun

a type of bronze used for parts subject to wear or corrosion (especially corrosion by sea water)

Bronzenoun

Boldness; impudence; brass.

Gunmetalnoun

a grey corrosion-resistant form of bronze containing zinc.

Bronzeadjective

Made of bronze metal.

Gunmetalnoun

a dull bluish-grey colour

‘the river glinted under a gunmetal sky’;

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Bronzeadjective

Having a reddish-brown colour.

Gunmetal

Gun metal, also known as red brass in the United States, is a type of bronze; an alloy of copper, tin and zinc. Proportions vary but 88% copper, 8–10% tin, and 2–4% zinc is an approximation.

Bronzeadjective

(of the skin) Tanned; darkened as a result of exposure to the sun.

Bronzeverb

(transitive) To plate with bronze.

‘My mother bronzed my first pair of baby shoes.’;

Bronzeverb

(transitive) To color bronze; (of the sun) to tan.

Bronzeverb

To change to a bronze or tan colour due to exposure to the sun.

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Bronzeverb

(transitive) To make hard or unfeeling; to brazen.

Bronzenoun

An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used for statues, bells, cannon, etc., the proportions of the ingredients being varied to suit the particular purposes. The varieties containing the higher proportions of tin are brittle, as in bell metal and speculum metal.

Bronzenoun

A statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze.

‘A print, a bronze, a flower, a root.’;

Bronzenoun

A yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a pigment or powder for imitating bronze.

Bronzenoun

Boldness; impudence; "brass."

‘Imbrowned with native bronze, lo! Henley stands.’;

Bronzeverb

To give an appearance of bronze to, by a coating of bronze powder, or by other means; to make of the color of bronze; as, to bronze plaster casts; to bronze coins or medals.

‘The tall bronzed black-eyed stranger.’;

Bronzeverb

To make hard or unfeeling; to brazen.

‘The lawer who bronzes his bosom instead of his forehead.’;

Bronzenoun

an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin

Bronzenoun

a sculpture made of bronze

Bronzeverb

give the color and appearance of bronze to something;

‘bronze baby shoes’;

Bronzeverb

get a tan, from wind or sun

Bronzeadjective

of the color of bronze

Bronzeadjective

made from or consisting of bronze

Bronzenoun

a yellowish-brown alloy of copper with up to one-third tin

‘the Minoans made large numbers of statuettes in ivory and bronze’; ‘a bronze statue’;

Bronzenoun

a sculpture or other object made of bronze

‘on the black bookcase were three exquisite bronzes’;

Bronzenoun

short for bronze medal

Bronzenoun

a yellowish-brown colour

‘rich, gleaming shades of bronze’;

Bronzeverb

make (a person or part of the body) suntanned

‘Alison was bronzed by outdoor life’;

Bronzeverb

give (something) a surface of bronze or something resembling bronze

‘the doors were bronzed with sculpted reliefs’;

Bronze

Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12–12.5% tin and often with the addition of other metals (such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc) and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon. These additions produce a range of alloys that may be harder than copper alone, or have other useful properties, such as strength, ductility, or machinability.

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