Definitions for brownbraʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a dark tertiary color with a yellowish or reddish hue.
a person whose skin has a dusky or light brown pigmentation.
Category: Physical Anthropology
(adj.)of the color brown.
having skin of this color.
sunburned or tanned.
(v.i.)to make or become brown.
to fry, sauté, roast, etc., to a brown color.
Origin of brown:
bef. 1000; ME; OE brūn
John (“Old Brown of Osawatomie”), 1800–59, U.S. abolitionist: leader of the attack at Harpers Ferry.
Olympia, 1835–1926, U.S. women's-rights activist and Universalist minister.
an orange of low brightness and saturation
Brown, Robert Brown(noun)
Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
Brown, John Brown(noun)
abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
Brown University, Brown(adj)
a university in Rhode Island
brown, brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown(adj)
of a color similar to that of wood or earth
(of skin) deeply suntanned
fry in a pan until it changes color
"brown the meat in the pan"
make brown in color
"the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
being the color of chocolate or coffee
brown hair/eyes; a light/dark brown
A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 4 points.
To become brown.
Fry the onions until they brown.
To cook something until it becomes brown.
Brown the onions in a large frying pan.
Light-skinned people tend to brown when exposed to the sun.
Having a brown colour.
Origin: Originally a nickname for someone with brown hair or a dark complexion.
of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow
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
to make brown or dusky
to make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour
to give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface
to become 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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2371
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2074
Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Adjectives Frequency: #298
Translations for brown
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of a dark colour between red and yellow
brown paint; Her eyes are brown.
- marrom/castanhoPortuguese (BR)
- marron; brunFrench
- warna coklatIndonesian
- marrone, castanoItalian
- maro; brunRomanian
- коричневый; карийRussian
- (สี) น้ำตาลThai
- 褐色的Chinese (Trad.)
- коричневий; карийUkrainian
- بھورا ، براؤنUrdu
- 褐色的Chinese (Simp.)
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