Patent vs Brazen - What's the difference?

patent | brazen |

As a noun patent

is .

As an adjective brazen is

(archaic) pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).

As a verb brazen is

to carry through in a brazen manner generally used with out'' or ''through .



(wikipedia patent)

Etymology 1

Short form of (etyl) lettre patente'', "open letter", from (etyl) ''littera patens .


(en noun)
  • A declaration issued by a government agency declaring someone the inventor of a new invention and having the privilege of stopping others from making, using or selling the claimed invention; a letter patent.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.}}
  • A specific grant of ownership of a piece of property; a land patent.
  • Patent leather]]: a [[varnish, varnished, high-gloss leather typically used for shoes and accessories.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To successfully register an invention with a government agency; to secure a letter patent.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Karen McVeigh
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=10, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= US rules human genes can't be patented , passage=The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented , a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.}}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) patent, from (etyl), from (etyl) .


    (en adjective)
  • (biology) open, unobstructed, expanded.
  • That is a patent ductus arteriosus.
  • explicit and obvious.
  • Those claims are patent nonsense.
  • (of flour) that is fine, and consists mostly of the inner part of the endosperm
  • Open; unconcealed; conspicuous.
  • * Motley
  • He had received instructions, both patent and secret.
  • Open to public perusal; said of a document conferring some right or privilege.
  • letters patent
  • Protected by a legal patent.
  • a patent''' right; '''patent medicines
  • * Mortimer
  • Madder in King Charles the First's time, was made a patent commodity.
    Derived terms
    * patently


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    Alternative forms



    (en adjective)
  • (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.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1918 , year_published=2008 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burroughs , title=The Gods of Mars , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage= ... an open sea, its blue waters shimmering beneath the brazen sun. }}
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    * brazen age * brazen sea


    (en verb)
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    * brazen it out