brass brass  /b ˈræs/


  1. (n) an alloy of copper and zinc
  2. (n) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  3. (n) impudent aggressiveness
  4. (n) 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
  5. (n) an ornament or utensil made of brass
  6. (n) the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
  7. (n) a memorial made of brass


  1. Nor, until recently, did it bother the military brass at the bases.
  2. One hundred years ago, Americans spent their Sunday afternoons tapping their feet to the boom and oompah of a big brass band.
  3. ARMY NAVY The winning of the war found the top brass with some personal demobilization plans.


  1. Top brass digs in, defends system in sex-assault hearing

    Top brass digs in, defends system in sex-assault hearing San Antonio Express-News Copyright 2013 San Antonio Express-News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:29 am, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 The epidemic of sexual assault within U.S. armed forces has reached the point that the Senate's premier combat war hero bluntly warned ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  2. Sink and Tap Specialists Brass & Traditional Sinks Launch New Elegant Range of Fine-Quality Chambord Sinks

    Brass & Traditional Sinks speak out about how delighted they are to be one of the first UK suppliers of Chambord’s elegant new range of fine-quality single and ceramic sinks. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Lee Brass launches new website devoted to latest info on lead free water distribution systems

    ANNISTON, Ala., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Lee Brass has launched a new website, , which features  the most up to date information on certification requirements for the nation's ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "The brass ring was there for a lot of different teams to grab it," SEC commissioner and BCS coordinator Mike Slive said during a conference call Sunday night. "Sometimes they did and sometimes they didn't, and when they didn't it allowed two...
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Mike Slive Source: ESPN

  2. "It seems only fair that top executives should shoulder their fair share of these difficult economic times," Cuomo said. "It would send exactly the wrong message for Citigroup's top brass to collect bonuses while investors, taxpayers and now...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Andrew Cuomo Source:

  3. "There (are) congressman, senators there, military brass, the Cabinet and I sit at the top table with the president and the first lady," Ferguson said. "And I am thinking, 'Does he know I can't be kicked out now?' "
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Craig Ferguson Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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