Definitions for brownbraʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

brownbraʊn(n.)

  1. a dark tertiary color with a yellowish or reddish hue.

    Category: Physics

  2. a person whose skin has a dusky or light brown pigmentation.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

  3. (adj.)of the color brown.

  4. having skin of this color.

  5. sunburned or tanned.

  6. (v.i.)to make or become brown.

  7. to fry, sauté, roast, etc., to a brown color.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of brown:

bef. 1000; ME; OE brūn

brown′ness(n.)

Brownbraʊn(n.)

  1. John (“Old Brown of Osawatomie”), 1800–59, U.S. abolitionist: leader of the attack at Harpers Ferry.

    Category: Biography

  2. Olympia, 1835–1926, U.S. women's-rights activist and Universalist minister.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brown, brownness(noun)

    an orange of low brightness and saturation

  2. Brown, Robert Brown(noun)

    Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)

  3. Brown, John Brown(noun)

    abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)

  4. Brown University, Brown(adj)

    a university in Rhode Island

  5. brown, brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown(adj)

    of a color similar to that of wood or earth

  6. brown, browned(verb)

    (of skin) deeply suntanned

  7. brown(verb)

    fry in a pan until it changes color

    "brown the meat in the pan"

  8. embrown, brown(verb)

    make brown in color

    "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. brown(adjective)ʊn

    being the color of chocolate or coffee

    brown hair/eyes; a light/dark brown

Wiktionary

  1. brown(Noun)

    A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.

  2. brown(Noun)

    One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 4 points.

  3. brown(Verb)

    To become brown.

    Fry the onions until they brown.

  4. brown(Verb)

    To cook something until it becomes brown.

    Brown the onions in a large frying pan.

  5. brown(Verb)

    To tan.

    Light-skinned people tend to brown when exposed to the sun.

  6. brown(Adjective)

    Having a brown colour.

  7. Origin: Originally a nickname for someone with brown hair or a dark complexion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brown

    of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow

  2. Brown(noun)

    a dark color inclining to red or yellow, resulting from the mixture of red and black, or of red, black, and yellow; a tawny, dusky hue

  3. Brown(verb)

    to make brown or dusky

  4. Brown(verb)

    to make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour

  5. Brown(verb)

    to give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface

  6. Brown(verb)

    to become brown

Freebase

  1. Brown

    Brown is the composite color produced by a mixture of red, yellow and black. The color is seen widely in nature, in wood, soil, and human hair color, eye color and skin pigmentation . Culturally, it is often associated with autumn, humility, earth and nature, and historically it is sometimes associated with fascism.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2371

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2074

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Adjectives Frequency: #298


Translations for brown

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

brown(adjective)

of a dark colour between red and yellow

brown paint; Her eyes are brown.

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