Neither reflecting nor emitting light.
Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
(figuratively) Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of
(figuratively) Obtuse, stupid.
(computing) Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.
* (physically) see-through, translucent, transparent
* (figuratively) clear, obvious, bright, brilliant
* The comparative opaquer and superlative opaquest, though formed following valid rules for English, are much less common than more opaque' and ' most opaque and seem to occur more frequently in poetry.
(obsolete, poetic) An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.
* 1745 , Edward Young, Night-Thoughts , I:
Something which is opaque rather than translucent.
- Through this opaque of Nature and of Soul, / This double night, transmit one pitying ray, / To lighten, and to cheer.
To make, render (more) opaque.
(archaic) Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).
* 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 31.
- Brazen or rather copper swords seem to have been next introduced; these in process of time, workmen learned to harden by the addition of some other metal or mineral, which rendered them almost equal in temper to iron.
, author=Edgar Rice Burroughs
, title=The Gods of Mars
, publisher=The Gutenberg Project
, passage= ... an open sea, its blue waters shimmering beneath the brazen
Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.
(archaic) Extremely strong; impenetrable.
Shamelessly shocking and offensive; impudent; barefaced; immodest; or unblushing.
- Brazen enough to spit on one of her students during class and wipe it in with her hand.
* brazen age
* brazen sea
To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out'' or ''through .
* W. Black.
- Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect.
* brazen it out