What does Brown mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brown, brownnessnoun

    an orange of low brightness and saturation

  2. Brown, Robert Brownnoun

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

  3. Brown, John Brownnoun

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

  4. Brown University, Brownadjective

    a university in Rhode Island

  5. brown, brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brownadjective

    of a color similar to that of wood or earth

  6. brown, brownedverb

    (of skin) deeply suntanned

  7. brownverb

    fry in a pan until it changes color

    "brown the meat in the pan"

  8. embrown, brownverb

    make brown in color

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

Wiktionary

  1. brownnoun

    A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.

  2. brownnoun

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

  3. brownverb

    To become brown.

    Fry the onions until they brown.

  4. brownverb

    To cook something until it becomes brown.

    Brown the onions in a large frying pan.

  5. brownverb

    To tan.

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

  6. brownadjective

    Having a brown colour.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brun, Bran, Brown, Bourn, Burn

    Etymology: are all derived from the Sax. born, bourn, brunna, burna ; all signifying a river or brook. Edmund Gibson Camden.

  2. BROWNadjective

    The name of a colour, compounded of black and any other colour.

    Etymology: brun, Saxon.

    Brown, in High Dutch, is called braun; in the Netherlands, bruyn; in French, coleur brune; in Italian, bruno; in Greek, ὀϱφνινω ἄιϑοψ, from the colour of the Ethiopians; for ἀιϑω is to burn, and ὠψ, a face; for that blackness or swarthiness in their faces, is procured through heat. In Latin it is called fuscus, quasi φῶς σϰιᾶται, that is, from darkening or overshadowing the light; or of φωσϰεῖν, which is to burn or scorch. Henry Peacham.

    I like the new tire within excellently, if the hair were a little browner. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.

    From whence high Ithaca overlooks the floods,
    Brown with o’ercharging shades and pendent woods. Alexander Pope.

    Long untravell’d heaths,
    With desolation brown, he wanders waste. James Thomson.

Wikipedia

  1. Brown

    Brown is a color. It can be considered a composite color, but it is mainly a darker shade of orange. In the CMYK color model used in printing and painting, brown is usually made by combining the colors orange and black. In the RGB color model used to project colors onto television screens and computer monitors, brown combines red and green. The color brown is seen widely in nature, wood, soil, human hair color, eye color and skin pigmentation. Brown is the color of dark wood or rich soil.According to public opinion surveys in Europe and the United States, brown is the least favorite color of the public; it is often associated with plainness, the rustic, feces, and poverty, although it does also have positive associations include baking, warmth, wildlife, and the autumn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brown

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

  2. Brownnoun

    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. Brownverb

    to make brown or dusky

  4. Brownverb

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

  5. Brownverb

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

  6. Brownverb

    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.]

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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

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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

Examples of Brown in a Sentence

  1. Dharquintium Brown:

    I got out of my vehicle, and asked Dharquintium Brown,' What's going on ?' and he just got to firing. He shot my car, and he shot me, and he shot up my house and he killed my daughter.

  2. Wilburn Wilkins:

    The nomination of a conservative to the Supreme Court, stacking of lower courts in order to have cronies to carry out conservative ideas, most likely will affect Black and Brown people, they'll affect things such as civil rights, Obamacare -- all of these things have the potential to negatively impact minorities.

  3. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    The soul goes round upon a wheel of stars and all things return....Good and evil go round in a wheel that is one thing and not many. Do you not realise in your heart, do you not believe behind all your beliefs, that there is but one reality and we are its shadows and that all things are but aspects of one thing a centre where men melt into Man and Man into God 'No,' said Father Brown.

  4. Bobby Brown wife:

    Bobby Brown is encouraged by the steps that Bobbi Kristina has made since Bobbi Kristina hospitalization, bobbi Kristina has made it out of ICU, opened Bobbi Kristina eyes, and started a rehabilitation that will be long and hard.

  5. United States:

    At the time following the Civil War, at its core, it meant all persons had the right to be protected by the police, that the laws of the country should protect all people, in the 20th century, more broader questions were litigated under the 14th Amendment, like Brown v. Board of Education -- whether segregation was constitutional. Cases involving the internment of Japanese citizens, case from the marriage equality decisions, even Roe vs. Wade have strains of equal protection language and invoke due process law.

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