What does browning mean?

Definitions for browning
ˈbraʊ nɪŋbrown·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Browning, John M. Browning, John Moses Browningnoun

    United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)

  2. Browning, Robert Browningnoun

    English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889)

  3. Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browningnoun

    English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)

  4. toasting, browningnoun

    cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill

    "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"


  1. Browningnoun

    In Europe, a small, semi-automatic handgun. For the first half-century of their manufacturer, the majority of semi-automatic handguns in Europe were designed by John M. Browning.

  2. Browningnoun

    Robert Browning, a poet.

  3. Etymology: Bruning, a patronymic for a person nicknamed Brun.


  1. browning

    Browning typically refers to a cooking process that involves heat being applied to a food item, which results in a brown color on the surface due to caramelization or the Maillard reaction. The term can also refer to the process of food change in color due to oxidation, specifically in fruits and vegetables. In a broader context, it might refer to getting a tan, or a change in color to a brown shade due to exposure to sun or UV light.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Browning

    of Brown

  2. Browningnoun

    the act or operation of giving a brown color, as to gun barrels, etc

  3. Browningnoun

    a smooth coat of brown mortar, usually the second coat, and the preparation for the finishing coat of plaster


  1. Browning

    Browning is the process of becoming brown, especially referring to food. Browning foods may be desirable, as in caramelization, or undesirable, as in an apple turning brown after being cut. Foods, including beverages, can turn brown through either enzymatic or non-enzymatic processes. Browning has an important economic cost causing deterioration of the value of products in the market of food.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. browning

    See Bronze.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Browning is ranked #797 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Browning surname appeared 43,329 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 15 would have the surname Browning.

    87.4% or 37,900 total occurrences were White.
    7.2% or 3,154 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 988 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 793 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 303 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 186 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of browning in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of browning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of browning in a Sentence

  1. William Keeton:

    A mild to moderate drought may actually enhance fall foliage to some degree, so long as it didn't lead to a lot of' browning' or early leaf drop, then again, drought one year may mean less robust leaf production the next.

  2. Daryl Davis:

    When you've sat on that throne of power for hundreds of years and you see your throne legs being whittled down and now you're being lowered down to the level of the people that you consider inferior, it's really troubling and that's why you find a lot of these groups stepping up their recruitment efforts, and what they do is they use a legitimate topic in order to lure people in, the top of it being illegal immigration. That's the browning of America.

  3. David Pilgrim:

    The browning of America worries the weak and the wicked. Walls and fences will not keep this country white. Look at me: it is obvious that someone hopped a fence.

  4. Carole Porter:

    Senator Harris and I took the bus to Thousand Oaks School in Berkeley together, senator Harris lived around the corner from me on Bancroft, I grew up on Browning Street. We caught the bus to Thousand Oaks School in Berkeley on the corner of Bancroft and Browning St. every weekday morning.

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