brass

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brass(
brahs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (metal)
a. el latón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This lamp is a sculpture made of brass and glass.Esta lámpara es una escultura hecha de latón y cristal.
2. (music)
a. los bronces
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The song starts with violins, and then the brass begins to play.La canción empieza con los violines, y luego comienzan a tocar los bronces.
b. los metales
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The brass plays to the rhythm of salsa in Miami.En Miami suenan los metales a ritmo de salsa.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(military)
a. los jefazos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The brass are upset with him so they have him on latrine duty for a while.Los jefazos están molestos con él así que lo tienen en el servicio de letrinas por un tiempo.
b. los mandamases
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The brass are so detached from reality that I no longer trust their leadership.Los mandamases están tan desvinculados de la realidad que ya no confío en su liderazgo.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nerve)
a. el valor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I don't have the brass to publish the truth about the elections.No tengo el valor para publicar la verdad sobre las elecciones.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(money) (United Kingdom)
a. la pasta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Can you loan me some brass so I can get my tyres fixed?¿Me prestas un poco de pasta para poder arreglar las llantas?
b. la guita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The dictator fled the country and took the brass with him.El dictador huyó del país y se llevó la guita consigo.
c. la plata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I want to go to the World Cup, but I don't have the brass.Quiero ir a la Copa Mundial, pero no tenga la plata.
d. la lana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
He must have a lot of brass to afford a nice house like that.Debe tener mucha lana para poder pagar una casa bonita como esa.
6. (memorial plaque) (United Kingdom)
a. la placa conmemorativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Brasses began to take the place of wooden or stone effigies around the 13th century.Las placas conmemorativas comenzaron a ocupar el lugar de los efigies de madera o piedra alrededor del siglo XIII.
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brass
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (metal)
a. el latón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (colloquial)
a.
the top brassla plana mayor, los peces gordos
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
it's not worth a brass farthingno vale un pimiento
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
it's brass monkey weather!¡hace un frío que pela or
to get down to brass tacksir al grano
5. (music)
a. el metales
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(brass instruments)
brass bandbanda f
6. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. la pasta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(money)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. la guita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
c. la plata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
d. la lana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
7. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. la cara f, caradura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(cheek, nerve)
to have the brass to do somethingtener la caradura de hacer algo
to have a brass neckser un(a) caradura tener más cara que espalda
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brass [brɑːs]
noun
1 (metal) latón (m)
2 (plate) placa (f) conmemorativa; (Rel) plancha (f) sepulcral (de latón)
to clean the brasses pulir los bronces
3
the brass
(Mús) los metales; (Mil) los jefazos
4 (Britain) (money) pasta (informal) (f)
5 (impudence) cara (informal) (f)
he had the brass to ask me for it tuvo la cara de pedírmelo (informal)
adjective
(made of brass) (hecho) de latón
not to be worth a brass farthing no valer un ardite
it's not worth a brass farthing
it's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey
it's brass monkey weather (Britain)
¡hace un frío que pela! (informal)
to get down to brass tacks ir al grano (informal)
modifier
brass band (n) banda (f) de metal
brass hat (n) (Mil) jefazoajefaza (informal) (m) (f);a jefaza
brass knuckles (n) (US) nudilleras (f)
brass neck (n) cara(dura) (informal) (f); valor (m)
brass rubbing (n) (art, object) calco (m) de plancha sepulcral (de latón)
the brass section (n) (Mús) los metales
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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