brown

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1brown

adjective \ˈbran\

: having a color like coffee or chocolate

: having dark or tanned skin

Full Definition of BROWN

:  of the color brown; especially :  of dark or tanned complexion

Examples of BROWN

  1. workers whose backs are brown from long hours in the sun

Origin of BROWN

Middle English broun, from Old English brūn; akin to Old High German brūn brown, Greek phrynē toad
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Rhymes with BROWN

2brown

noun

: a color like the color of coffee or chocolate

Full Definition of BROWN

1
:  any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue, of medium to low lightness, and of moderate to low saturation
2
:  a brown-skinned person
3
brown·ish \ˈbra-nish\ adjective
browny \-nē\ adjective

Examples of BROWN

  1. The room was decorated in brown.
  2. a mix of browns and reds

First Known Use of BROWN

13th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

3brown

verb

: to make (something) brown or to become brown especially by cooking or heating

Full Definition of BROWN

intransitive verb
:  to become brown
transitive verb
:  to make brown

Examples of BROWN

  1. Brown the chicken in a pan with butter.
  2. Her skin was browned by the sun.
  3. The chicken is browning in the oven.

First Known Use of BROWN

14th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Brown

biographical name \ˈbran\

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Charles Brockden 1771–1810 Am. nov.

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Ford Mad*ox \ˈma-dəks\ 1821–1893 Eng. painter

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George 1818–1880 Canad. (Scot.-born) journalist & polit.

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(James) Gordon 1951– British prime min. (2007–10)

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John 1800–1859 Old Brown of Osa*wat*o*mie \ˌō-sə-ˈwä-tə-mē\ Am. abolitionist

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Michael Stuart 1941– Am. biochemist

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