1. [ noun ] (chemistry,metallurgy) an alloy of copper and zinc
Related terms: copper-base_alloy alpha-beta_brass bearing_brass cartridge_brass latten gilding_metal high_brass low_brass ormolu red_brass alpha_brass copper
2. [ noun ] (music) a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
Related terms: wind_instrument bugle cornet French_horn clarion bass_horn saxhorn trombone baritone flugelhorn valve
3. [ noun ] impudent aggressiveness
Synonyms: effrontery nerve face cheek boldness

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

Related terms: aggressiveness audacity cheek
4. [ noun ] the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a governing body and who administer something
Synonyms: organization administration establishment organisation governing_body governance

"he claims that the present administration is corrupt" "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"

Related terms: body management judiciary executive government_officials top_brass county_council curia hierarchy advisory_board government hierarchy form organize administer organize mastermind
5. [ noun ] an ornament or utensil made of brass
Related terms: decoration
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14394
7. [ noun ] (music) the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
Synonyms: brass_section
Related terms: section trumpet_section
8. [ noun ] a memorial made of brass
Synonyms: plaque memorial_tablet
Related terms: memorial
Similar spelling:   brassy