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Noun: brass  brãs
  1. An alloy of copper and zinc
  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
    - brass instrument
  3. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    - administration, governance, governing body, establishment, organization, organisation [Brit]
  4. Impudent aggressiveness
    "I couldn't believe her brass";
    - boldness, nerve, face, cheek
  5. An ornament or utensil made of brass
  6. The section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
    - brass section
  7. A memorial made of brass
    - memorial tablet
  8. [Brit] Informal term for money
    - boodle, bread, cabbage [US], clams [US], dinero [N. Amer], dough, gelt, kale [US], lettuce [US], lolly [Brit], lucre, loot, moolah [N. Amer], pelf [archaic], scratch, shekels, simoleons [US], sugar, wampum [N. Amer], wonga [Brit], moola [N. Amer], mazuma [US], dosh [Brit]

Derived forms: brasses

Type of: aggressiveness, body, breath, copper-base alloy, decoration, memorial, money, monument, ornament, ornamentation, section, wind, wind instrument

Part of: authorities, government, regime

Encyclopedia: Brass, Nigeria