Definitions for brown
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word brown.
an orange of low brightness and saturation
Brown, Robert Brownnoun
Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
Brown, John Brownnoun
abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
Brown University, Brownadjective
a university in Rhode Island
brown, brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brownadjective
of a color similar to that of wood or earth
(of skin) deeply suntanned
fry in a pan until it changes color
"brown the meat in the pan"
make brown in color
"the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"
A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 4 points.
To become brown.
Fry the onions until they brown.
To cook something until it becomes brown.
Brown the onions in a large frying pan.
Light-skinned people tend to brown when exposed to the sun.
Having a brown colour.
Etymology: Originally a nickname for someone with brown hair or a dark complexion.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Brun, Bran, Brown, Bourn, Burn
Etymology: are all derived from the Sax. born, bourn, brunna, burna ; all signifying a river or brook. Edmund Gibson Camden.
The name of a colour, compounded of black and any other colour.
Etymology: brun, Saxon.
Brown, in High Dutch, is called braun; in the Netherlands, bruyn; in French, coleur brune; in Italian, bruno; in Greek, ὀϱφνινω ἄιϑοψ, from the colour of the Ethiopians; for ἀιϑω is to burn, and ὠψ, a face; for that blackness or swarthiness in their faces, is procured through heat. In Latin it is called fuscus, quasi φῶς σϰιᾶται, that is, from darkening or overshadowing the light; or of φωσϰεῖν, which is to burn or scorch. Henry Peacham.
I like the new tire within excellently, if the hair were a little browner. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.
From whence high Ithaca overlooks the floods,
Brown with o’ercharging shades and pendent woods. Alexander Pope.
Long untravell’d heaths,
With desolation brown, he wanders waste. James Thomson.
of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow
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
to make brown or dusky
to make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour
to give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface
to become 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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2371
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Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2074
Rank popularity for the word 'brown' in Adjectives Frequency: #298
The numerical value of brown in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of brown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or' failed star,' and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets.
as your attorney I advise you to take a hit out of the small brown bottle in my shaving kit.
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life. there was always a point where we’d talk about it like, ‘What the f--k are we doing?'.
You can crucify a Jesus, you can poison a Socrates, you can hang John Brown or Nathan Hale, you can kill a Che Guevara, you can jail a Eugene Debs or a Bobby Seale. You can assassinate John Kennedy or a Martin Luther King, but the problems remain, the hangman's rope never solved a single problem except that of one man.
These families are in need. These families are not interested in lawyers making a tremendous amount of money on the backs of poor black and brown people.
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- ntokowa ntokowa, ahaban dadaAkan
- سمر, بني, أسمر, سمراء, بنىArabic
- qəhvəyi, darçınıAzerbaijani
- каштанавы, карычневы, карыBelarusian
- кафяв цвят, кафяво, кафявBulgarian
- gell, brunBreton
- marróCatalan, Valencian
- hnědý, zhnědnoutCzech
- brun, bruneDanish
- καφέ, σκουραίνω, κοκκινίζω, καστανός, καστανό, ροδίζω, μαυρίζωGreek
- bruno, brunaEsperanto
- moreno, café, carmelito, castaño, dorar, bronceado, pardo, marrón, canelo, carmelita, pardearSpanish
- قهوهای, قهوهای شدنPersian
- ruskea, ruskistua, ruskistaaFinnish
- brúnt, brúnka, brúnurFaroese
- marron, brun, faire roussir, brunir, faire dorerFrench
- brúnWestern Frisian
- donn, ruadhScottish Gaelic
- castaño, marrónGalician
- ભૂરો, બદામીGujarati
- շագանակագույն, սրճագույնArmenian
- coklat, cokelatIndonesian
- marrone, rosolare, bruno, castanoItalian
- 褐色, 茶色い, 茶色Japanese
- នៃពណ៌ត្នោត, ពណ៌ត្នោតKhmer
- çakar, qehwerengî, قاوهیی, qehweyîKurdish
- owr, gell, gormCornish
- күрөң, үтүрөйгөн, кабагы салынган, кара күрөң, ккара тору, бүркөк, күрөң болуп калуу, сүрдүү, кара, каардуу, түңөргөн, катуу, күрөңгө боелууKyrgyz
- aquilus, BrownLatin
- fiana, volontanyMalagasy
- കാക്കി, തവിട്ട്Malayalam
- coklat, perangMalay
- အညို, ညိုBurmese
- mørkebrun, mørkbrun, brunNorwegian
- bruin worden, bruin, bruinbakkenDutch
- mørkbrun, mørkebrun, brunNorwegian Nynorsk
- dibéłchíʼí, yishtłizhNavajo, Navaho
- морæOssetian, Ossetic
- brązowy, brązPolish
- marrom, castanho, dourar, acastanharPortuguese
- brün, brin, bregnRomansh
- maro, brunRomanian
- гнедой, бурый, каштановый, кофейный, карий, коричневыйRussian
- смеђ, smeđSerbo-Croatian
- දුඹුරුSinhala, Sinhalese
- hnedá, hnedýSlovak
- rjava, rjavSlovene
- bojëkafe, bojë kafe, zeshkanAlbanian
- brun, brynaSwedish
- పింగళము, గోధుమTelugu
- น้ำตาล, สีน้ำตาลThai
- goňur, go–urTurkmen
- palauni, melomeloTonga (Tonga Islands)
- kahverengileşmek, kahverengiTurkish
- قوڭۇرUyghur, Uighur
- бурий, коричневий, каштановий, карийUkrainian
- qoʻngʻir, jigarrangUzbek
- sạm, nâuVietnamese
- blonik, braunik, blon, braun, braunikön, braunükönVolapük
- àwo pakoYoruba
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