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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dun, greyish brown, grayish brown, fawn(noun)

    a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color

    "she wore dun"

  2. fawn(verb)

    a young deer

  3. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

  4. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up(verb)

    try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

    "He is always kowtowing to his boss"

  5. fawn(verb)

    have fawns

    "deer fawn"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fawn(noun)

    a young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck

  2. Fawn(noun)

    the young of an animal; a whelp

  3. Fawn(noun)

    a fawn color

  4. Fawn(adj)

    of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored

  5. Fawn(verb)

    to bring forth a fawn

  6. Fawn(verb)

    to court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon

  7. Fawn(noun)

    a servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy

  8. Origin: [OF. faon the young one of any beast, a fawn, F. faon a fawn, for fedon, fr. L. fetus. See Fetus.]

Freebase

  1. Fawn

    Fawn is a light yellowish tan colour. It is usually used in reference to clothing, soft furnishings and bedding, as well as to a dog's coat colour. It occurs in varying shades, ranging between pale tan to pale fawn to dark deer-red. The first recorded use of fawn as a colour name in English was in 1789.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fawn

    fawn, n. a young deer.—adj. resembling a fawn in colour.—v.i. to bring forth a fawn. [O. Fr. faon, through Low L. from L. fœtus, offspring.]

  2. Fawn

    fawn, v.i. to cringe, to flatter in a servile way (with upon).—n. (rare) a servile cringe or bow: mean flattery.—ns. Fawn′er, one who flatters to gain favour; Fawn′ing, mean flattery: sycophancy.—adv. Fawn′ingly.—n. Fawn′ingness. [A variant of fain, to rejoice—A.S. fægen, glad.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fawn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fawn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Woody Allen, Without Feathers:

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOE

    Unbearably lovely music is heard as the curtain rises, and we see the woods on a summer afternoon. A fawn dances on and nibbles slowly at some leaves. He drifts lazily through the soft foliage. Soon he starts coughing and drops dead.

  2. John Swinton:

    There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.

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Translations for fawn

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • аленяняBelarusian
  • въртя опашка, еленче, лаская, подмазвам сеBulgarian
  • cervatellCatalan, Valencian
  • podlézat, lísat se, kolouchCzech
  • logre, dådyr, kalv, lysebrun, lam, sleske, dådyrfarvetDanish
  • Kalb, schmeicheln, Kitz, beige, rehbraun, Rehkitz, RehkalbGerman
  • ελαφάκιGreek
  • cervidoEsperanto
  • cervatilloSpanish
  • hirvevasikasEstonian
  • آهوبرهPersian
  • mielistellä, säämiskänvärinen, pokkuroida, imarrella, vasa, liehitellä, nuoleskellaFinnish
  • faon, flagornerFrench
  • osbhuí, oisínIrish
  • hízeleg, őzborjúHungarian
  • leccare, fare le feste, scodinzolare, fulvo, fulvo chiaro, essere servile, marrone chiaro, cerbiatto, adulare, dimostrare affettoItalian
  • 淡黄褐色, 子鹿Japanese
  • 새끼사슴Korean
  • срнчеMacedonian
  • kwispelen, reebruin, vleien, hertenjong, versierenDutch
  • płowy, jelonek, nadskakiwać, łasić się, schlebiaćPolish
  • bajular, agradar, fulvo, corço, adular, puxar sacoPortuguese
  • cafeniu, măguli, linguși, ied, alinta, gudura, flata, răsfățaRomanian
  • желтовато-коричневый, угодничать, ластиться, подхалимничать, лебезить, ласкаться, подлизываться, палевый, оленёнок, заискиватьRussian
  • srnče, срнче, lane, ланеSerbo-Croatian
  • kolouch, sŕňaSlovak
  • kalv, kidSwedish
  • оленяткоUkrainian
  • stägül, jistägül, stägülaköl, stägülakölik, histägülVolapük

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