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

How to pronounce brown?

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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. Jon Gray:

    We have recently had some of the biggest country acts play the room -- from Zac Brown Band to Chris Stapleton -- and this genre consistently does extremely well at the Pearl.

  2. Michael Bloomberg:

    I defended it for too long I think because I didn't understand the unintended pain it caused to young black and brown kids and their families. I should have acted sooner and faster to stop it and for that I have apologized, i've spent a lot of time with black leaders and community members. I've listened to their stories, I've heard their pain, their confusion, their anger and I've learned from them and I think I've grown from them. I know I can't change history but what I can do is learn from my mistakes and use those lessons to do right by black and brown communities who have suffered.

  3. Jackie Mills:

    If you choose to bake with artificial sweeteners, you lose some volume in a cake ; it doesn't brown as well, it gets stale faster... and things made with flour end up tougher, as sugar is a tenderizer. You're not just getting the sweetness of sugar but other attributes when you bake with it.

  4. Hugh Osborn:

    The typical brown dwarf temperature is somewhere between luke-warm water, which would appear black to our eyes, and a campfire, which would glow faintly red, in the case of [this system], the brown dwarf is being heated by the star it orbits, meaning the dayside of the object would be glowing red hot. The night side would be darker, but some of this heat would be sucked around by winds, heating it up.

  5. Donald Trump:

    You need a scorecard to keep up, i share Senator Brown concern that we not go off the rails trying to please progressives. Senator Brown concern's important to keep progressives enthused, but we need to have a big tent too.

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