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Overview of noun brass

The noun brass has 7 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (11) brass

(an alloy of copper and zinc)

2. (2) brass, brass instrument

(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)

3. (1) 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")

4. (1) boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek

(impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty")

5. (1) brass

(an ornament or utensil made of brass)

6. brass section, brass

(the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments)

7. brass, memorial tablet, plaque

(a memorial made of brass)

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