Associations to the word «Brass»


BRASS, noun. (uncountable) A metallic alloy of copper and zinc used in many industrial and plumbing applications.
BRASS, noun. (countable) (music) A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound.
BRASS, noun. Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over after bullets have been fired.
BRASS, noun. (uncountable) The colour of brass.
BRASS, noun. (uncountable) (used as a singular or plural noun) (military) High-ranking officers.
BRASS, noun. (uncountable) (informal) A brave or foolhardy attitude.
BRASS, noun. (slang) (dated) Money.
BRASS, noun. Inferior composition.
BRASS, adjective. Of the colour of brass.
BRASS, adjective. (informal) Impertinent, bold: brazen.
BRASS, adjective. (slang) Bad, annoying; as wordplay applied especially to brass instruments.
BRASS, adjective. Of inferior composition.
BRASS, verb. To coat with brass
BRASS, noun. (uncountable) (slang) Brass in pocket; money.
BRASS, noun. (countable) (slang) A brass nail; a prostitute.
BRASS, adjective. (slang) Brass monkey; cold.
BRASS ANKLES, noun. (anthropology) (historical) A triracial isolate group that developed in colonial South Carolina.
BRASS BAND, noun. (music) A group of musicians who play brass instruments (sometimes accompanied by percussion)
BRASS BANDS, noun. Plural of brass band
BRASS CEILING, noun. (idiomatic) An unwritten, uncodified barrier to promotion or progression for women in law enforcement or the military
BRASS CEILINGS, noun. Plural of brass ceiling
BRASS FARTHING, noun. (idiomatic) Something worthless or of small value.
BRASS FARTHINGS, noun. Plural of brass farthing
BRASS HAT, noun. (military) (slang) A high-ranking officer.
BRASS HATS, noun. Plural of brass hat
BRASS INSTRUMENT, noun. (musical instrument) A musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as the player blows into a mouth piece (or tubular resonator).
BRASS INSTRUMENTALIST, noun. Someone who plays a brass instrument.
BRASS INSTRUMENTALISTS, noun. Plural of brass instrumentalist
BRASS INSTRUMENTS, noun. Plural of brass instrument
BRASS KNUCKLES, noun. A weapon consisting of a metal reinforcement for the clenched fist, with finger holes molded in.
BRASS LEAF, noun. Brass made into very thin sheets.
BRASS MONKEY, adjective. (idiomatic) (of the weather) Very cold.
BRASS MONKEY, proper noun. A brand of inexpensive liquor.
BRASS MONKEY, noun. A cocktail of vodka, rum and orange juice, sometimes with the addition of Galliano.
BRASS MONKEYS, adjective. (British) (idiomatic) (informal) very cold
BRASS NECK, noun. (idiomatic) (UK) (Ireland) Gall, shamelessness, cheek.
BRASS NECK, noun. (idiomatic) (UK) (Ireland) A person with gall.
BRASS NECKS, noun. Plural of brass neck
BRASS RAT, noun. (slang) A class ring bearing the image of a beaver, worn by graduates of MIT.
BRASS RATS, noun. Plural of brass rat
BRASS RING, noun. (idiomatic) (US) Figuratively, a prize or goal. Often used with respect to employment goals e.g. promotion, better job, etc.
BRASS RINGS, noun. Plural of brass ring
BRASS SECTION, noun. The part of an orchestra formed by brass instruments.

Dictionary definition

BRASS, noun. An alloy of copper and zinc.
BRASS, noun. 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, noun. 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 the establishment".
BRASS, noun. Impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty".
BRASS, noun. An ornament or utensil made of brass.
BRASS, noun. The section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments.
BRASS, noun. A memorial made of brass.

Wise words

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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe