Definitions for brass

Definitions for (noun) brass

Main entry: brass, brass instrument

Definition: 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

Main entry: brass, plaque, memorial tablet

Definition: a memorial made of brass

Main entry: brass

Definition: an ornament or utensil made of brass

Main entry: nerve, brass, cheek, boldness, face

Definition: impudent aggressiveness

Usage: I couldn't believe her boldness; he had the effrontery to question my honesty

Main entry: establishment, governance, governing body, brass, organisation, organization, administration

Definition: the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

Usage: 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 the establishment

Main entry: brass, brass section

Definition: the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments

Main entry: brass

Definition: an alloy of copper and zinc

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