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brass

 
Noun brass has 7 senses
  1. brass - an alloy of copper and zinc
    --1 is a kind of
    copper-base alloy
    --1 has substances: copper, Cu, atomic number 29
    --1 has particulars:
     alpha-beta brass, Muntz metal, yellow metal; alpha brass; bearing brass; cartridge brass; gilding metal; high brass; latten; low brass; ormolu; red brass, guinea gold
  2. brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
    --2 is a kind of
    wind instrument, wind
    --2 has part: valve
    --2 has particulars:
     baritone, baritone horn; bass horn, sousaphone, tuba; bugle; clarion; cornet, horn, trumpet, trump; flugelhorn, fluegelhorn; French horn, horn; saxhorn; trombone
  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"
    --3 is a kind of body
    --3 is a part of government, authorities, regime
    --3 has parts: hierarchy, power structure, pecking order
    --3 has members: advisory board, planning board
    --3 has particulars:
     Curia; top brass; executive; judiciary, bench; county council; government officials, officialdom; management
  4. boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek - impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
    --4 is a kind of aggressiveness
    --4 has particulars: audacity, audaciousness
  5. brass - an ornament or utensil made of brass
    --5 is a kind of
    decoration, ornament, ornamentation
  6. brass section, brass - the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
    --6 is a kind of section
    --6 has particulars: trumpet section
  7. brass, memorial tablet, plaque - a memorial made of brass
    --7 is a kind of memorial, monument
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