What does clown mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clown, buffoon(noun)

    a rude or vulgar fool

  2. clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrew(verb)

    a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

  3. clown, clown around, antic(verb)

    act as or like a clown

Wiktionary

  1. clown(Noun)

    A performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig and who performs slapstick.

  2. clown(Noun)

    A person who acts in a silly fashion.

  3. clown(Verb)

    To act in a silly fashion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clown(noun)

    a man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klnne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

  2. Clown(noun)

    one who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klnne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

  3. Clown(noun)

    the fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klnne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

  4. Clown(verb)

    to act as a clown; -- with it

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klnne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

Freebase

  1. Clown

    Clowns are comic performers stereotypically characterized by the bizarre image of the circus clown's colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, unusually large footwear, and red nose, which evolved to project their actions to large audiences. Other less bizarre styles have also developed, including theatre, television, and film clowns. Peter Berger writes that "It seems plausible that folly and fools, like religion and magic, meet some deeply rooted needs in human society". For this reason, clowning is often considered an important part of training as a physical performance discipline, partly because tricky subject matter can be dealt with, but also because it requires a high level of risk and play in the performer. The humour in clowning comes from the self-deprecating actions of the performer, rather than the audience laughing with the performer as is common with other forms of comedy. The term coulrophobia has been coined to describe those individuals who report a fear of clowns.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clown

    klown, n. a rustic or country-fellow: one with the rough manners of a countryman: an ill-bred fellow: a fool or buffoon.—ns. Clown′ery, a clown's performance; Clown′ing, acting the clown.—adj. Clown′ish, of or like a clown: coarse and awkward: rustic.—adv. Clown′ishly.—ns. Clown′ishness; Clown′ship. [Prob. conn. with Clod, and Clot.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clown in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clown in a Sentence

  1. Neil Gorsuchs:

    Order extra laps? Detention? A trip to the principal's office? Maybe. But then again, maybe that's too old school Maybe today you call a police officer. arresting a now-compliant class clown for burping was going a step too far.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A God who is trying to convince people that He is a God is not a God! He is just a clown disguised as a God! No supreme power can be in need of convincing men!

  3. Marshall Trimble:

    Someone keeps swearing to me that in Arizona it's illegal to have sex with a rodeo clown in an elevator on Tuesdays, it's a tall tale of course, but they're told as truth.

  4. Chip Roy:

    Take them outside to whom ? you're the judge and jury sitting in here deciding who can see this clown show. When can my colleagues who aren't on House Intelligence Committee see the materials in question ?

  5. Detective Matt Lang:

    Social media and a lot of interest, not only in Joyland but the clown in particular, kind of kept it alive.

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