noun (1)
\ ˈbrau̇ How to pronounce brow (audio) \

Definition of brow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : eyebrow
b : forehead
2 : the projecting upper part or margin of a steep place


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Definition of brow (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of brow

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brow

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English brū; akin to Old Norse brūn eyebrow, Greek ophrys, Sanskrit bhrū

Noun (2)

perhaps from Danish or Swedish bro bridge; akin to Old English brycg bridge

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The first known use of brow was before the 12th century

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\ ˈbrau̇ How to pronounce brow (audio) \

Kids Definition of brow

1 : eyebrow
2 : forehead
3 : the upper edge of a steep slope


\ ˈbrau̇ How to pronounce brow (audio) \

Medical Definition of brow

1 : eyebrow
2 : either of the lateral prominences of the forehead
3 : forehead

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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