from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make of or decorate with brass.
- transitive v. To make hard like brass.
- transitive v. To solder (two pieces of metal) together using a hard solder with a high melting point.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To join two metal pieces, without melting them, using heat and diffusion of a jointing alloy of capillary thickness.
- v. To burn or temper in fire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To solder with hard solder, esp. with an alloy of copper and zinc.
- intransitive v. To harden.
- transitive v. To cover or ornament with brass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover or ornament with brass, or as if with brass: as, “a tripod richly brazed,” Chapman, Odyssey, xv.
- To solder, especially with hard solder, such as an alloy of brass and zinc.
- To harden; make callous.
- n. See braize, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. solder together by using hard solder with a high melting point
Middle English brasen, from Old English brasian, from bræs, brass.
Probably from French braser, from Old French, to burn, from brese, hot coal, of Germanic origin; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French braser ("to burn"). (Wiktionary)