Silicium bronze
Bronze Bronze, n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG. br?n, G. braun. See {Brown}, a.] 1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used for statues, bells, cannon, etc., the proportions of the ingredients being varied to suit the particular purposes. The varieties containing the higher proportions of tin are brittle, as in bell metal and speculum metal. [1913 Webster]

2. A statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze. [1913 Webster]

A print, a bronze, a flower, a root. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. A yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a pigment or powder for imitating bronze. [1913 Webster]

4. Boldness; impudence; ``brass.'' [1913 Webster]

Imbrowned with native bronze, lo! Henley stands. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Aluminium bronze}. See under {Aluminium}.

{Bronze age}, an age of the world which followed the stone age, and was characterized by the use of implements and ornaments of copper or bronze.

{Bronze powder}, a metallic powder, used with size or in combination with painting, to give the appearance of bronze, gold, or other metal, to any surface.

{Phosphor bronze} & {Silicious bronze} or {Silicium bronze} are made by adding phosphorus and silicon respectively to ordinary bronze, and are characterized by great tenacity. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bronze — (franz., spr. brongs , verdeutscht: brongße), Legierungen des Kupfers mit Zinn oder mit Zinn und Zink und etwas Blei. Bronzeartige Legierungen wurden vielleicht zuerst in dem erzreichen Gebiet zwischen Ural und Altai oder in Babylonien… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bronze — [ brɔ̃z ] n. m. • 1511; it. bronzo; lat. médiév. °brundium, d o. i. 1 ♦ Alliage de cuivre et d étain. ⇒ airain. Bronzes spéciaux (avec addition de zinc, de plomb, etc.). Statue de bronze. Les anciens canons de bronze. Cloche de bronze. Médaille… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bronzé — bronze [ brɔ̃z ] n. m. • 1511; it. bronzo; lat. médiév. °brundium, d o. i. 1 ♦ Alliage de cuivre et d étain. ⇒ airain. Bronzes spéciaux (avec addition de zinc, de plomb, etc.). Statue de bronze. Les anciens canons de bronze. Cloche de bronze.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bronze — Bronze, n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG. br?n, G. braun. See {Brown}, a.] 1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronze age — Bronze Bronze, n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG. br?n, G. braun. See {Brown}, a.] 1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronze powder — Bronze Bronze, n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG. br?n, G. braun. See {Brown}, a.] 1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronze — Fragment einer Bronzebüste von Marcus Aurelius, etwa 170 n. Chr. Als Bronzen werden Legierungen mit mindestens 60 Prozent Kupfer bezeichnet, soweit sie nicht Messinge sind, also ihr Hauptlegierungszusatz nicht Zink ist. Die Sammelbezeichnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bronze — Une collection d objets en bronze Le bronze est le nom générique des alliages de cuivre et d étain. Le terme airain désigne aussi le bronze, mais est plutôt employé en poésie et dans les textes littéraires, ainsi qu en campanologie, où il désigne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aluminium bronze — Bronze Bronze, n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG. br?n, G. braun. See {Brown}, a.] 1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phosphor bronze — Bronze Bronze, n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG. br?n, G. braun. See {Brown}, a.] 1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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