brass plate

brass plate noun
A nameplate on a professional person's office door, usu made of brass, usu a symbol of membership of the professional class
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Main Entry:brass

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brass plate,
a plate made of brass, indicating the occupant of a building.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • brass plate — metal signboard placed on the door or near the entrance of a house or other building …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brass — Brass, n.; pl. {Brasses}. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s; akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire, and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d {Braze}.] 1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brass band — Brass Brass, n.; pl. {Brasses}. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s; akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire, and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d {Braze}.] 1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brass foil — Brass Brass, n.; pl. {Brasses}. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s; akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire, and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d {Braze}.] 1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brass leaf — Brass Brass, n.; pl. {Brasses}. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s; akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire, and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d {Braze}.] 1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brass rubbing — brass rubbings N COUNT A brass rubbing is a picture made by placing a piece of paper over a brass plate that has writing or a picture on it, and rubbing it with a wax crayon …   English dictionary

  • plate — plate1 W2S2 [pleıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(sign)¦ 3 have a lot/enough on your plate 4¦(protective covering)¦ 5¦(earth s surface)¦ 6¦(gold/silver)¦ 7 hand/give/offer somebody something on a plate 8¦(pictures/photos)¦ 9¦(baseball)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plate*/*/*/ — [pleɪt] noun 1) [C] a flat round dish that you put food on 2) [C] the amount of food that a plate will hold a plate of sandwiches[/ex] 3) [C] a small piece of metal or plastic that is fixed to something and used for showing information such as… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • plate — 1. noun 1) a dinner plate Syn: dish, platter, salver, paten, charger; historical trencher 2) a plate of spaghetti Syn: plateful, helping, portion, serving 3) steel plates …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • plate — 1. noun 1) a dinner plate Syn: dish, platter, salver; historical trencher; archaic charger 2) a plate of spaghetti Syn: plateful, helping, portion, serving 3) steel plates …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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