Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brass

7 senses of brass

Sense 1
brass -- (an alloy of copper and zinc)
       => copper-base alloy -- (any alloy whose principal component is copper)

Sense 2
brass, brass instrument -- (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)
       => wind instrument, wind -- (a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath)

Sense 3
administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation -- (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")
       => body -- (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")

Sense 4
boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek -- (impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty")
       => aggressiveness -- (the quality of being bold and enterprising)

Sense 5
brass -- (an ornament or utensil made of brass)
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Sense 6
brass section, brass -- (the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments)
       => section -- (a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class)

Sense 7
brass, memorial tablet, plaque -- (a memorial made of brass)
       => memorial, monument -- (a structure erected to commemorate persons or events)

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