What does auburn mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. auburn(adj)

    (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown

    "auburn hair"

Wiktionary

  1. auburn(Adjective)

    Of a reddish-brown colour.

    Etymology: Early Modern English auburn "brown, reddish brown" from aubourne, abron, abroune, abrune "light brown, yellowish brown, blond", alteration (due to conflation with brun "brown") of earlier auborne "yellowish-white, flaxen" from auborne, alborne "blond, flaxen, off-white" from Medieval Latin alburnus "whitish" from Latin albus "white". More at albino, brown

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auburn(adj)

    flaxen-colored

    Etymology: [OE. auburne blonde, OF. alborne, auborne, fr. LL. alburnus whitish, fr. L. albus white. Cf. Alburn.]

  2. Auburn(adj)

    reddish brown

    Etymology: [OE. auburne blonde, OF. alborne, auborne, fr. LL. alburnus whitish, fr. L. albus white. Cf. Alburn.]

Freebase

  1. Auburn

    Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2012 population of 56,908. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 140,247, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA and Tuskegee, Alabama, comprises the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 456,564 residents. Auburn is a college town and is the home of Auburn University. Auburn has been marked in recent years by rapid growth, and is currently the fastest growing metropolitan area in Alabama and the nineteenth-fastest growing metro area in the United States since 1990. U.S. News has ranked Auburn among its top ten list of best places to live in United States for the year 2009. The city's unofficial nickname is “The Loveliest Village On The Plains,” taken from a line in the poem The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith: “Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain...”

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Auburn

    aw′burn, adj. reddish brown. [The old meaning was a light yellow, or lightish hue; Low L. alburnus, whitish—L. albus, white.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Auburn

    From the Anglo-Saxon Auld Bourne, old bourn, or stream.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of auburn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of auburn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of auburn in a Sentence

  1. Jackson McGrady Smith Jr.:

    I think Martin Luther King Sr. would be disappointed in the poverty that's still showing up on Auburn Avenue.

  2. Dolly Parton:

    We wanted it to be someone that kind of was described in the song, with auburn hair, ivory skin, the emerald green eyes, which she had all of that, all she had to do was put on this beautiful red hair and she was the most beautiful Jolene you could ever, ever get.

  3. Wayne Flynt:

    I know there’s another novel because( Lee’s sister) Louise told me there was, she said Nelle( Harper Lee) worked on Auburn University for years, Auburn University was a finished work and she said Auburn University was better than' To Kill a Mockingbird.'.

  4. Owner Rosanne Nettles:

    Every social event is a big deal in the South. People love to dress up and we love football, we realized that we could not keep in stock red and black, as customers were calling from all over for Georgia and Alabama game-day apparel. As we started to introduce more navy, we noticed that Auburn fans started calling also.

  5. Richard Spencers:

    They think they have shut this down, but they haven't, i will give a speech on their campus. It is a public place. I think Auburn University is naive and has totally misunderstood who I am if they think that I am going to politely back out of this. I will be there 100 percent.

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