What does brown mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word brown.

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"

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brown

    brown, adj. of a dark or dusky colour, inclining to red or yellow: dark-complexioned: sunburnt.—n. a dark-reddish colour: (slang) a copper.—v.t. to make brown, or give a brown colour to: to roast brown.—ns. Brown′-bess, the old British flint-lock musket—from the brown walnut stock; Brown′-bill, a foot-soldier's or watchman's halbert, painted brown; Brown′-bread, bread of a brown colour, made of unbolted flour; Brown′-coal, commonly called Lignite, an imperfect kind of coal which exhibits more of its woody structure than ordinary coal; Brown′-George, a hard biscuit: a brown earthen vessel; Brown′ing, the process of imparting a brown colour to iron articles: a preparation for giving a brown colour to gravy, &c., or for dressing brown leather.—adj. Brown′ish.—ns. Brown′ness; Brown′-pā′per, coarse and strong paper used chiefly for wrapping; Brown′-spar, a name given to certain varieties of dolomite or magnesian limestone, distinguished by their brownish colour; Brown′-stout, a kind of porter; Brown′-stud′y, gloomy reverie: absent-mindedness.—adj. Brown′y (Shak.), of a brown colour.—To do brown (slang), to do thoroughly, to deceive or take in completely. [A.S. brún; Dut. bruin, Ger. braun.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brown in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Coming to America:

    Rev. Brown If lovin' the lord is wrong, I don't want to be right.

  2. Anonymous:

    That Jim Brown. He says he isn't Superman. What he really means is that Superman isn't Jimmy Brown

  3. Coming to America:

    Reverend Brown Girl, you look so good, someone ought to put you on a plate and sop you up with a biscuit.

  4. Thomas Jackson:

    I'm truly sorry for the loss of Dorothy Brown son. I'm also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael Brown from the street.

  5. Tyler Perry:

    Bobby Brown attorney Christopher Brown did a fantastic job, and that kid has such a future. Bobby Brown attorney Christopher Brown's such an actor.

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