(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Of the colour of brass.

2. (informal) Impertinent, bold: brazen.

3. (slang) Bad, annoying; as wordplay applied especially to brass instruments.

4. Of inferior composition.

5. (slang) Brass monkey; cold.


1. an alloy of copper and zinc

Definition categories: substance

2. 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

Definition categories: man–made, wind

3. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

Similar word(s): administration, establishment, governance, organisation, organization

Definition categories: group, body

4. impudent aggressiveness

Similar word(s): boldness, cheek, face, nerve

Definition categories: attribute, aggressiveness

5. an ornament or utensil made of brass

Definition categories: man–made, decoration, ornament, ornamentation

6. the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments

Definition categories: group, section

7. a memorial made of brass

Similar word(s): plaque

Definition categories: man–made, memorial, monument

Sentences with brass as a noun:

- brass colour:

- The brass are not going to like this.

- The brass is not going to like this.

- You've got a lot of brass telling me to do that!


1. to coat with brass