- 【冶】把...包铜， 在…上包黄铜
- [U]黄铜 bright yellow metal made by mixing copper and zinc
- [S]铜管乐器(部分) an object made of this metal, especially a musical wind instrument
an alloy of copper and zinc
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
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"
"I couldn't believe her boldness"
"he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
an ornament or utensil made of brass
the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
a memorial made of brass
- Brass is formed by the fusion of copper and zinc.
- The brass is too loud.
- He walked in, bold as brass, and asked me to lend him 50!
- How do you have the brass to say that?
- The dwarf sat down and the elf rang the little brass bell.
- Formerly most of our household utensils were made of brass.
- I read her name on the polished brass plate.
- The brass is〔are〕 too loud.
- How did she have the brass to do that?
- bold as brass
极为厚颜无耻 shamelessly self-assured
- get down to brass tacks
讨论实质性问题 reduce an argument to the fundamental issues
- top brass
上级;高级官员 senior management
- polish all the brass 擦黄铜器皿
- many articles of brass 很多黄铜制品
Men's evil manners live in brass: their virtues We write in water.出自：Henry VIII , Shakespeare
An empty, vaunting person, who has brass enough to face the world.出自： T. T. Lynch
- brass的基本意思是“黄铜”。在英国, brass也可指为纪念已故者嵌于教堂墙壁上或地板上的铜牌,此时为可数名词。
- 在口语里, brass还可作“厚脸皮”“高级军官”解。
- ☆ 直接源自中古英语的brass，意为黄铜。