Definition of brownstone
1 : a reddish-brown sandstone used for building
2 : a dwelling faced with brownstone
Examples of brownstone in a Sentence
She lives in a beautiful brownstone in Manhattan.
Recent Examples of brownstone from the Web
The brownstones from whose windows once blasted island music, and streets that once smelled of gyros and falafels, have been replaced with Gap outlets and Subway sandwich shops.
In Park Slope, Brooklyn, a two-bedroom, one-bath fourth-floor unit with a fireplace, washer and dryer and a private roof deck in a pet-friendly converted brownstone.
Unlike Reeves, whose imaginary Manhattan apartment boasts a large display gallery, Mr. Harrison’s collection lines four stories of his 1890s brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Bronin and her husband, Mayor Luke Bronin, are aspiring beekeepers who live in a brownstone across from Bushnell Park.
This album exists as its foil, finding Southern underground rappers at home on brownstones and Subways.
The tour of the Lake View Cemetery will include the impressive Civil War brownstone monument to Jason H. Barton, who was wounded at the battle of Antietam.
In Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a two-family brownstone with a one-bedroom, one-bath garden apartment, and a three- to four-bedroom, two-bath triplex.
The brick-and-brownstone structure, dating from the late 1800s, had a long, proud history deeply intertwined with the city's manufacturing history and was the first home of Pratt & Whitney.
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BROWNSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brownstone for English Language Learners
: a reddish-brown type of stone that is used for building
: a house that is covered with a layer of brownstone
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