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.

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. Pierre Gilliard:

    The sailor Nagorny, who attended to Alexei Nikolaevitch, passed my window carrying the sick boy in his arms, behind him came the Grand Duchesses loaded with valises and small personal belongings. I tried to get out, but was roughly pushed back into the carriage by the sentry. I came back to the window. Tatiana Nikolayevna came last carrying her little dog and struggling to drag a heavy brown valise. It was raining and I saw her feet sink into the mud at every step. Nagorny tried to come to her assistance; he was roughly pushed back by one of the commisars.

  2. Joan Walsh:

    The really good research that’s taken place since the election shows that fear of a changing America is the number one factor that you can see drive really the divides, a white Trump voter from a white non-Trump voter, that it’s fears of brown people, fears of losing the majority.

  3. Peggy Noonan, speechwriter for the Reagan administration:

    I first saw President Reagan as a foot, highly polished brown cordovan wagging merrily on a hassock. I spied it through the door. It was a beautiful foot, sleek. Such casual elegance and clean lines! But not a big foot, not formidable, maybe a little ...frail. I imagined cradling it in my arms, protecting it from unsmooth roads.

  4. Mellody Hobson:

    As an African-American who has spent my entire life in this city I love, it saddens me that young black and brown children will be denied the chance to benefit from what this museum will offer.

  5. Priyanka Chopra:

    And then my agent broke it down for me. Like, ‘I think, Priy, they meant that they wanted someone who’s not brown.’.

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