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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for brass in the sense of this definition

(brass is a kind of ...) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath

(... is a kind of brass ) a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide

(... is a kind of brass ) any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves

(... is a kind of brass ) a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves

(... is a kind of brass ) a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore

(... is a kind of brass ) a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

(... is a kind of brass ) a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone

(... is a kind of brass ) a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares

(... is a kind of brass ) the lowest brass wind instrument

(... is a kind of brass ) the second lowest brass wind instrument

(brass is a part of ...) device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

Definition 2: a memorial made of brass - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for brass in the sense of this definition

(brass is a kind of ...) a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

Definition 3: an ornament or utensil made of brass - [noun denoting artifact]

(brass is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

Definition 4: impudent aggressiveness - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where brass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I couldn't believe her boldness
  • he had the effrontery to question my honesty

Synonyms for brass in the sense of this definition

(brass is a kind of ...) the quality of being bold and enterprising

(... is a kind of brass ) aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

"he had the audacity to question my decision"

Definition 5: the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something - [noun denoting group]

Samples where brass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for brass in the sense of this definition

(brass is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(... is a kind of brass ) those in charge of running a business

(... is a kind of brass ) people elected or appointed to administer a government

(... is a kind of brass ) the elected governing body of a county

(... is a kind of brass ) persons who administer justice

(... is a kind of brass ) persons who administer the law

(... is a kind of brass ) the most important persons in a governing body

(... is a kind of brass ) (Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church

(brass is a part of ...) the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

(... is part of brass) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

(brass is a member of ...) a board appointed to advise the chief administrator

Definition 6: the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for brass in the sense of this definition

(brass is a kind of ...) a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

(... is a kind of brass ) the section of a band or orchestra that plays trumpets or cornets

Definition 7: an alloy of copper and zinc - [noun denoting substance]

(brass is a kind of ...) any alloy whose principal component is copper

(... is a kind of brass ) brass with enough copper to give it a reddish tint; used for plumbing pipe and other brass hardware and in cheap jewelry

(... is a kind of brass ) brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture

(... is a kind of brass ) brass with 30% (or less) zinc

(... is a kind of brass ) brass (or a yellow alloy resembling brass) that was hammered into thin sheets; formerly used for church utensils

(... is a kind of brass ) brass with 35% zinc

(... is a kind of brass ) a brass that is rich in copper; used to make articles that were to be gilded

(... is a kind of brass ) an alloy of copper and zinc (containing about 30% zinc) that is wrought into cartridges or tubing

(... is a kind of brass ) a brass bushing or a lining for a bearing

(... is a kind of brass ) an alloy of brass and zinc; used mainly for cold working

(... is a kind of brass ) a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products

(brass is made of the substance ...) a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor

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