What does fawn mean?

Definitions for fawnfɔn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fawn.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dun, greyish brown, grayish brown, fawn(noun)

    a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color

    "she wore dun"

  2. fawn(verb)

    a young deer

  3. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

  4. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up(verb)

    try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

    "He is always kowtowing to his boss"

  5. fawn(verb)

    have fawns

    "deer fawn"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fawn(noun)

    a young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck

  2. Fawn(noun)

    the young of an animal; a whelp

  3. Fawn(noun)

    a fawn color

  4. Fawn(adj)

    of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored

  5. Fawn(verb)

    to bring forth a fawn

  6. Fawn(verb)

    to court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon

  7. Fawn(noun)

    a servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy

  8. Origin: [OF. faon the young one of any beast, a fawn, F. faon a fawn, for fedon, fr. L. fetus. See Fetus.]


  1. Fawn

    Fawn is a light yellowish tan colour. It is usually used in reference to clothing, soft furnishings and bedding, as well as to a dog's coat colour. It occurs in varying shades, ranging between pale tan to pale fawn to dark deer-red. The first recorded use of fawn as a colour name in English was in 1789.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fawn

    fawn, n. a young deer.—adj. resembling a fawn in colour.—v.i. to bring forth a fawn. [O. Fr. faon, through Low L. from L. fœtus, offspring.]

  2. Fawn

    fawn, v.i. to cringe, to flatter in a servile way (with upon).—n. (rare) a servile cringe or bow: mean flattery.—ns. Fawn′er, one who flatters to gain favour; Fawn′ing, mean flattery: sycophancy.—adv. Fawn′ingly.—n. Fawn′ingness. [A variant of fain, to rejoice—A.S. fægen, glad.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fawn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fawn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Woody Allen, Without Feathers:

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOE Unbearably lovely music is heard as the curtain rises, and we see the woods on a summer afternoon. A fawn dances on and nibbles slowly at some leaves. He drifts lazily through the soft foliage. Soon he starts coughing and drops dead.

  2. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    I like a cat because it does not disguise its selfishness with any flattering hypocrisies. Its attachment is not to yourself, but to your house. Let it but have food, and a warm lair among the embers, and it heeds not at whose expense. Then it has the spirit to resent aggression. You shall beat your dog, and he will fawn upon you; but a cat never forgives : it has no tender mercies, and it torments before it destroys its prey.

  3. John Swinton:

    There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.

  4. Ian Bartoszek:

    [ It's ] is another important piece of evidence for the negative impact invasive Burmese pythons are having on native wildlife across the Greater Everglades Ecosystem imagine the potential consequences to the state and federally protected Southwest Florida panther if Burmese pythons adversely affect the number of white-tailed deer. Officials safely captured and relocated the snake, which painfully regurgitated the dead fawn in the grass. Shortly after, the python was humanely euthanized. Wildlife biologists then performed an autopsy on the snake and collected genetic samples. Biologists are accumulating valuable life history information on the behavior of Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida, the conservancy wrote. This information is leading to the development of an effective python removal technique that combines both hunting and radio-telemetry tracking efforts to target and remove breeding female pythons and disrupt the egg-laying cycle. A 2015 photo, which was just released this week, shows a Burmese python regurgitating a 35-pound white-tailed deer. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida) The Florida Wildlife Commission has been asking for the public's help to remove the snakes, encouraging them toremove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible. The South Florida Water Management District even created a python elimination program in 2017 to protect the Everglades and eliminate the snakes from public lands. Approximately158 pythons were eliminated during the program in roughly two months. Wildlife officials would like to find a more effective way to eliminate the creatures, and they believe research is key. Southwest Florida wildlife officials share a 2015 photo of an 11-foot Burmese python and the body of a white-tailed deer, the snake's prey. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida).

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Translations for fawn

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تزلفArabic
  • аленяняBelarusian
  • въртя опашка, еленче, лаская, подмазвам сеBulgarian
  • cervatellCatalan, Valencian
  • podlézat, lísat se, kolouchCzech
  • logre, dådyr, kalv, lysebrun, lam, sleske, dådyrfarvetDanish
  • Kalb, schmeicheln, Kitz, beige, rehbraun, Rehkitz, RehkalbGerman
  • ελαφάκιGreek
  • cervidoEsperanto
  • cervatilloSpanish
  • hirvevasikasEstonian
  • آهوبرهPersian
  • mielistellä, säämiskänvärinen, pokkuroida, imarrella, vasa, liehitellä, nuoleskellaFinnish
  • faon, flagornerFrench
  • osbhuí, oisínIrish
  • hízeleg, őzborjúHungarian
  • leccare, fare le feste, scodinzolare, fulvo, fulvo chiaro, essere servile, marrone chiaro, cerbiatto, adulare, dimostrare affettoItalian
  • 淡黄褐色, 子鹿Japanese
  • 새끼사슴Korean
  • nebrideLatin
  • срнчеMacedonian
  • kwispelen, reebruin, vleien, hertenjong, versierenDutch
  • fawnNorwegian
  • płowy, jelonek, nadskakiwać, łasić się, schlebiaćPolish
  • bajular, agradar, fulvo, corço, adular, puxar sacoPortuguese
  • cafeniu, măguli, linguși, ied, alinta, gudura, flata, răsfățaRomanian
  • желтовато-коричневый, угодничать, ластиться, подхалимничать, лебезить, ласкаться, подлизываться, палевый, оленёнок, заискиватьRussian
  • srnče, срнче, lane, ланеSerbo-Croatian
  • kolouch, sŕňaSlovak
  • kalv, kidSwedish
  • оленяткоUkrainian
  • stägül, jistägül, stägülaköl, stägülakölik, histägülVolapük

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