What does auburn mean?

Definitions for auburnˈɔ bərn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. auburn(adj)

    (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown

    "auburn hair"


  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)


  2. Auburn(adj)

    reddish brown

  3. Origin: [OE. auburne blonde, OF. alborne, auborne, fr. LL. alburnus whitish, fr. L. albus white. Cf. Alburn.]


  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...”

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Auburn

    aw′burn, adj. reddish brown. [The old meaning was a light yellow, or lightish hue; Low L. alburnus, whitish—L. albus, white.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of auburn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of auburn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jackson McGrady Smith Jr.:

    I think Martin Luther King Sr. would be disappointed in the poverty that's still showing up on Auburn Avenue.

  2. Muhidin Libah:

    The life was too speedy, no one had a minute to talk to you, i called a friend in Auburn, Maine, and he said, 'this is a little better.'.

  3. Wayne Flynt:

    I know there’s another novel because( Lee’s sister) Louise told me there was, she said Nelle( Harper Lee) worked on Auburn University for years, Auburn University was a finished work and she said Auburn University was better than' To Kill a Mockingbird.'.

  4. Richard Spencer:

    They think they have shut this down, but they haven't, i will give a speech on their campus. It is a public place. I think Auburn Police Department is naive and has totally misunderstood who I am if they think that I am going to politely back out of this. I will be there 100 percent.

  5. Owner Rosanne Nettles:

    Every social event is a big deal in the South. People love to dress up and we love football, we realized that we could not keep in stock red and black, as customers were calling from all over for Georgia and Alabama game-day apparel. As we started to introduce more navy, we noticed that Auburn fans started calling also.

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