Definitions for auburnˈɔ bərn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•burnˈɔ bərn(n.)

  1. a reddish brown or golden brown color.

  2. (adj.)of this color:

    auburn hair.

Origin of auburn:

1400–50; late ME abo(u)rne blond < MF, OF auborne,alborne < L alburnus whitish

Au•burnˈɔ bərn(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. auburn(adj)

    (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown

    "auburn hair"

Wiktionary

  1. auburn(Adjective)

    Of a reddish-brown colour.

  2. Origin: Early Modern English auburn "brown, reddish brown" from aubourne, abron, abroune, abrune "light brown, yellowish brown, blond", alteration (due to conflation with brun "brown") of earlier auborne "yellowish-white, flaxen" from auborne, alborne "blond, flaxen, off-white" from Medieval Latin alburnus "whitish" from Latin albus "white". More at albino, brown

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auburn(adj)

    flaxen-colored

  2. Auburn(adj)

    reddish brown

Freebase

  1. Auburn

    Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2012 population of 56,908. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 140,247, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA and Tuskegee, Alabama, comprises the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 456,564 residents. Auburn is a college town and is the home of Auburn University. Auburn has been marked in recent years by rapid growth, and is currently the fastest growing metropolitan area in Alabama and the nineteenth-fastest growing metro area in the United States since 1990. U.S. News has ranked Auburn among its top ten list of best places to live in United States for the year 2009. The city's unofficial nickname is “The Loveliest Village On The Plains,” taken from a line in the poem The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith: “Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain...”

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