brow

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noun (1)

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a
b
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: the projecting upper part or margin of a steep place
3

brow

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noun (2)

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

1867, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Brow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brow. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

brow

noun
ˈbrau̇
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a
b
2
: the upper edge of a steep slope

Medical Definition

brow

noun
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2
: either of the lateral prominences of the forehead
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