What does brown mean?

Definitions for brown
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brown, brownness(noun)

    an orange of low brightness and saturation

  2. Brown, Robert Brown(noun)

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

  3. Brown, John Brown(noun)

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

  4. Brown University, Brown(adj)

    a university in Rhode Island

  5. brown, brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown(adj)

    of a color similar to that of wood or earth

  6. brown, browned(verb)

    (of skin) deeply suntanned

  7. brown(verb)

    fry in a pan until it changes color

    "brown the meat in the pan"

  8. embrown, brown(verb)

    make brown in color

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

Wiktionary

  1. brown(Noun)

    A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.

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

  2. brown(Noun)

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

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

  3. brown(Verb)

    To become brown.

    Fry the onions until they brown.

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

  4. brown(Verb)

    To cook something until it becomes brown.

    Brown the onions in a large frying pan.

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

  5. brown(Verb)

    To tan.

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

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

  6. brown(Adjective)

    Having a brown colour.

    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. Brown(noun)

    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. Brown(verb)

    to make brown or dusky

  4. Brown(verb)

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

  5. Brown(verb)

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

  6. Brown(verb)

    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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How to say brown in sign language?

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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. John Gaskin III:

    It's quite evident that change is coming down the pike. This is encouraging, it's so unfortunate that Michael Brown had to be killed. But in spite of that, I feel justice is coming.

  2. Terrisa Bukovinac:

    Rep. Pressleys attempt to paint a truly life-saving amendment, one designed specifically to protect black, brown, and underprivileged people from being coerced by the state into choosing abortion, is severely problematic, the Hyde amendment has saved more than 2 million lives that are disproportionately black and brown. Suggesting that these people are better off dead is itself an expression of the white supremacist ideals that gave birth to the abortion industry in the first place! The American people deserve better than state sanctioned violence against their own offspring and the majority of Democrats agree. Taking a position against Hyde is a losing one.

  3. Tom Wolf:

    There has been no final decision regarding a renomination, colonel Brown will continue to serve as acting commissioner. There is no time limit on how long someone can serve in an acting role.

  4. Bob Ross:

    We don’t want to fight, you’re causing a black-brown fight in the community and the fact is, we need programs to be inclusive for all our children.

  5. Tyler Perry:

    Bobby Brown attorney Christopher Brown did a fantastic job, and that kid has such a future. Bobby Brown attorney Christopher Brown's such an actor.

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