The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (AHD) is an American dictionary
of English published by Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin, the first edition of which appeared in 1969.
Its creation was spurred by the controversy over the Webster's Third New International Dictionary.
- a. Any of various alloys of copper and tin in various proportions, sometimes with traces of other metals.
- b. Any of various alloys of copper, with or without tin, and antimony, phosphorus, or other components.
- A work of art made of one of these alloys.
- A medal made of bronze awarded to one placing third in a competition, as in the Olympics.
- a. A moderate yellowish to olive brown.
- b. A pigment of this color.
tr.v., bronzed, bronz·ing, bronz·es.
- Made of or consisting of bronze.
- Of a moderate yellowish to olive brown.
- To give the color or appearance of bronze to.
- To make brown by exposure to the sun; tan.