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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of bronze. See Usage Note at Three Age system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A period in a civilization's development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze.
  • proper n. One of the Classical Ages of Man, associated with warfare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an age of the world which followed the stone age, and was characterized by the use of implements and ornaments of copper or bronze.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence
  • n. (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons


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  • During the Bronze Age, legend has it that the Greeks laid siege to the city of Troy.

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  • At the site, which dates from the Bronze Age, the team found stores of metal spears, ritual sites and numerous imports from Greece.

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  • In the first three books, the island of Nantucket is transported back to the Bronze Age, and technology still works.

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  • Le Guin has turned to the Bronze Age and "The Aeneid" for inspiration for her new book.

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