American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity. See Synonyms at shameless.
- adj. Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound: "sudden brazen clashes of the soldiers' band” ( James Joyce).
- adj. Made of brass.
- adj. Resembling brass, as in color or strength.
- v. To face or undergo with bold self-assurance: brazened out the crisis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of brass: as, a brazen helmet.
- Pertaining to brass; proceeding from brass.
- Extremely strong; impenetrable: from brass often serving as a type of strength, impenetrability, and the like: as, “environed with a brazen wall”, Shak., 3 Hen. VI., ii.
- Impudent; having a front like brass.
- Also spelled brasen.
- To behave with insolence or effrontery in regard to: with an indefinite it as object.
- adj. archaic Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).
- adj. Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.
- adj. archaic Extremely strong; impenetrable.
- adj. Shamelessly shocking and offensive; Impudent; barefaced; immodest; or unblushing.
- v. transitive To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out or through.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, brass.
- adj. Sounding harsh and loud, like resounding brass.
- adj. Impudent; immodest; shameless; having a front like brass.
- v. To carry through impudently or shamelessly.
- adj. made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness)
- v. face with defiance or impudence
- adj. unrestrained by convention or propriety
- From Middle English brasen, from Old English bræsen ("brazen, of brass"), equivalent to brass + -en (compare golden). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English brasen, made of brass, from Old English bræsen, from bræs, brass. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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