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brasses, plural;
  1. A yellow alloy of copper and zinc
    • - a brass plate on the door
  2. A decorative object made of such an alloy
    • - shining brasses stood on the mantelpiece
  3. A memorial, typically medieval, consisting of a flat piece of inscribed brass, laid in the floor or set into the wall of a church

  4. A brass block or die used for stamping a design on a book binding

  5. Money
    • - they wanted to spend their newly acquired brass
  6. Brass wind instruments (including trumpet, horn, trombone) forming a band or a section of an orchestra
    • - the brass and percussion were consistently too loud
  7. People in authority or of high military rank

  8. In extended or metaphorical use referring to a person's hardness or effrontery
    • - he was the only one who had the brass to show his face

  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
  3. administration: the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of ...
  4. boldness: impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
  5. an ornament or utensil made of brass
  6. brass section: the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
  7. Brass is a 2005 album by the video game music/progressive rock group Minibosses.
  8. Brass is a Local Government Area in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Twon-Brass on the coast. It has a coastline of approximately 90 km on the Bight of Bonny. Much of the area of the LGA is occupied by the Edumanom National Forest.
  9. Brass (Sean Watanabe) is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Marvel Comics Presents #65.
  10. A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose sound is produced by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips. Brass instruments are also called labrosones, literally meaning "lip-vibrated instruments".
  11. Brass was a British television Comedy-Drama, made by Granada Television for ITV.
  12. A metallic alloy of copper and zinc used in many industrial and plumbing applications; A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound; Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over ...
  13. (BRASSES) UK railway slang for the bearings on locomotives such as the big ends etc. (PRC)
  14. (Brasses) A general term describing locomotive bearings which are made from brass or bronze.
  15. (brassing) areas where gold plating has worn away revealing the underlying base metal (usually brass).  Traditionally caused by continued & prolonged contact with vest or jacket by a pen placed in a shirt pocket. ...
  16. (Brassing) When the plating (nickel, chrome, or gold, e.g.) of a safety razor is worn away so that the base metal (usually brass) shows.
  17. (Brassing) when the gold outer layer wears away, exposing the brass underneath it.
  18. During the 14th and 15th centuries gisants or funerary brasses were often used as memorials for knights and their consorts. These plates were constructed in pieces of sheet brass and installed in the floor of a local church in remembrance of the knight's deeds. ...
  19. Unplated, unlacquered raw metal. Formulas with varying proportions of copper and zinc are alloyed together to achieve different brass colors and different ductility (workability) of metal.
  20. Slang for faucets and fittings regardless of materials used.
  21. To dream of brass, denotes that you will rise rapidly in your profession, but while of apparently solid elevation you will secretly fear a downfall of fortune.
  22. hard metal formerly made primarily of copper, but later of certain alloys
  23. Copper and zinc alloy used to make the main plate and bridge wheels in the movement.
  24. a family of copper/zinc alloys.
  25. A synonym for expended metallic cartridge cases.