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)



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