brass

brass
Synonyms and related words:
ADC, CO, Establishment, German band, OD, Philharmonic, VIP, aide, aide-de-camp, alpenhorn, alphorn, althorn, alto horn, arch, aristocracy, aureate, ballad horn, band, baritone, baron, barons, barrow, bass horn, big band, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, blunt, board, board of directors, board of regents, board of trustees, boodle, boundary stone, brashness, brass band, brass choir, brass hat, brass quintet, brass section, brass wind, brass-wind instrument, brasses, brassy, brazen, brazen boldness, bread, brigadier, brigadier general, bronze, bronzy, bucks, bugle, bugle horn, bust, cabbage, cabinet, cadre, cairn, callithumpian band, captain, celebrity, cenotaph, chamber orchestra, cheek, chicken colonel, chief of staff, chips, chutzpah, clarion, colonel, column, combo, commandant, commander, commander in chief, commanding officer, commissioned officer, company officer, concert band, confidence, copper, coppery, cornet, cornet-a-pistons, corno di caccia, cornopean, council, cream, cromlech, cross, crust, cup, cupreous, cuprous, cyclolith, desks, dignitary, dignity, dinero, directorate, directory, dixieland band, do-re-mi, dolmen, double-bell euphonium, dough, effrontery, elder, elite, ensemble, establishment, euphonium, exec, executive arm, executive committee, executive hierarchy, executive officer, face, father, ferrous, ferruginous, field marshal, field officer, figure, first lieutenant, five-star general, footstone, four-star general, gall, gamelan orchestra, gelt, general, general officer, generalissimo, gilt, gold, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden, governing board, governing body, grave, gravestone, grease, great man, green, green stuff, group, headstone, helicon, heroics, hoarstone, horn, hubris, hunting horn, important person, improvidence, imprudence, impudence, indiscretion, infrastructure, injudiciousness, inscription, insolence, interests, interlocking directorate, iron, ironlike, jack, jazz band, jemadar, jug band, junior officer, kale, key trumpet, lead, leaden, lieutenant, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, lion, lituus, lords of creation, lur, magnate, major, major general, man of mark, management, marechal, marker, marshal, mausoleum, mazuma, megalith, mellophone, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, mercurial, mercurous, military band, mogul, monolith, monument, moolah, mopus, mound, nabob, name, necrology, nerve, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, nobility, notability, notable, obelisk, obituary, officer, oil of palms, ointment, one-star general, oof, ooftish, ophicleide, orchestra, orchestral horn, orderly officer, overboldness, overcarelessness, overconfidence, overlapping, oversureness, overweeningness, panjandrum, person of renown, personage, personality, pewter, pewtery, pillar, pillar of society, plaque, pocket trumpet, post horn, power, power elite, power structure, presumption, prize, pyramid, quartet, quicksilver, quintet, ragtime band, rashness, reliquary, remembrance, rhino, ribbon, risaldar, rock-and-roll group, rocks, rostral column, rudeness, ruling circle, ruling circles, ruling class, sachem, sackbut, saxhorn, saxtuba, senior officer, serpent, sextet, shaft, shavetail, shekels, shrine, silver, silver-plated, silvery, simoleons, sirdar, skiffle band, slide trombone, sliphorn, somebody, something, sousaphone, spondulics, staff officer, steel, steel band, steely, steering committee, stela, stone, street band, string band, string choir, string orchestra, string quartet, strings, stupa, subahdar, subaltern, sublieutenant, sugar, swing band, symphony, symphony orchestra, tablet, temerariousness, temerity, tenor tuba, testimonial, the Old Man, the administration, the best, the best people, the brass, the executive, the great, the needful, the people upstairs, the top, three-star general, tin, tinny, tomb, tombstone, top brass, top people, tope, trio, tromba, trombone, trophy, trumpet, tuba, two-star general, tycoon, unchariness, unwariness, upper class, upper crust, valve trombone, valve trumpet, very important person, waits, wampum, woodwind, woodwind choir, woodwind quartet, woodwinds, worthy

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  • Brass — Brass, n.; pl. {Brasses}. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s; akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire, and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d {Braze}.] 1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brass — [bra:s US bræs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(metal)¦ 2¦(music)¦ 3¦(decorations)¦ 4 get down to brass tacks 5¦(people with top jobs)¦ 6 it s brass monkeys/brass monkey weather 7¦(money)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: brAs] 1.) ¦(METAL)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brass — [ bræs ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a shiny yellow metal that is used for making musical instruments and objects such as door handles. It is a mixture of COPPER and ZINC: a faucet made of brass doors with brass hinges a ) count a flat piece of brass… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brass — ► NOUN 1) a yellow alloy of copper and zinc. 2) (also horse brass) a flat brass ornament for the harness of a draught horse. 3) Brit. a memorial consisting of a flat piece of inscribed brass in the wall or floor of a church. 4) brass wind… …   English terms dictionary

  • Brass — ist: die englische Bezeichnung für Messing eine gängige Bezeichnung für Blasmusik mit Blechblasinstrumenten aus Messing eine Stadt in Nigeria, siehe Brass (Nigeria) Brass ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Arnold Braß (1854–1915), deutscher …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brass — [bras, bräs] n. pl. brasses [ME bras < OE bræs, brass, bronze] 1. a yellowish metal that is essentially an alloy of copper and zinc 2. things made of brass, as fittings, ornaments, or implements 3. [often with pl. v.] the brass instruments of… …   English World dictionary

  • brass — brass; brass·bound·er; brass·ie; brass·i·ly; brass·i·ness; ze·brass; brass·ey; steen·brass; …   English syllables

  • brass´i|ly — brass|y «BRAS ee, BRAHS », adjective, brass|i|er, brass|i|est, noun, plural brass|ies. –adj. 1. of or covered with brass. 2. like brass: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • brass|y — «BRAS ee, BRAHS », adjective, brass|i|er, brass|i|est, noun, plural brass|ies. –adj. 1. of or covered with brass. 2. like brass: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • brass — [brɑːs ǁ bræs] noun [uncountable] informal the top managers in an organization; = TOP BRASS: • Mr Sprey and the Air Force brass clashed continually over major elements of the plane s design. * * * brass UK US /brɑːs/ noun [U] ► WORK …   Financial and business terms

  • brass — (n.) O.E. bræs brass, bronze, originally in reference to an alloy of copper and tin (now bronze), later and in modern use an alloy of two parts copper, one part zinc. A mystery word, with no known cognates beyond English. Perhaps akin to Fr.… …   Etymology dictionary

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