What does brown mean?

Definitions for brown
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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.

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

  2. brownnoun

    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. brownverb

    To become brown.

    Fry the onions until they brown.

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

  4. brownverb

    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. brownverb

    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. brownadjective

    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. 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. Leigha Brown:

    We had a bad taste in our mouth how it ended, that’s in the back of our minds this whole season. It feels great. Leading 66-65 in OT, Emily Kiser made two free throws and Brown added a jumper that gave the Wolverines( 11-1) a five-point lead with 1:23 left. Baylor( 9-2) got within 70-68 and after a turnover had a chance to tie it, but Smith missed a drive down the lane with 15 seconds left. Maddie Nolan converted two free throws with 11.7 seconds left to seal the win. Smith had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Baylor. With the game tied at 59, Baylor had a chance to win it at the end of regulation. After Michigan star Naz Hillmon fouled out with 22.2 seconds left, The Bears missed a drive by Jordan Lewis. After the ball went out of bounds off a Michigan player, Smith missed a turnaround jumper on the baseline.

  2. Michael Persley:

    I really need the community to help bring justice to the family of Nigel Brown.

  3. The President:

    My mind went back to what it was like for me when I was 17, 18, 20, as I told them, not only do I hear the pain and frustration of being subjected to that kind of constant suspicion, part of the reason I got into politics was to figure out how can I bridge some of those gaps and understandings so that the larger country understands this is not just a black problem or a brown problem, this is an American problem.

  4. Maria Teresa Kumar:

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is extraordinarily well qualified for a seat on the Supreme Court, just as importantly, Maria Teresa Kumar nomination represents a profoundly important step towards creating a court that reflects the diversity of this country. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Maria Teresa Kumar continued :.

  5. Anna Eskamani:

    Attacks are being aimed at every community you care about, from Black and brown people to LGBTQ + folks. We're also seeing attacks on immigrants. the concern a lot of Florida Democrats have is whatever happens in Florida, it does spread to other states.

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