American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue that are medium to low in lightness and low to moderate in saturation.
- adj. Of the color brown.
- adj. Having a brownish or dark skin color.
- adj. Often Offensive Of or being a person of nonwhite origin.
- adj. Deeply suntanned.
- v. To make or become brown.
- v. To cook until brown.
- brown off Chiefly British Slang To make angry or irritated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a dark or dusky color, inclining to redness or yellowness.
- to deceive him; take him in.
- n. A dark colorinclined to red or yellow. It may be obtained by mixing red, black, and yellow.
- n. A halfpenny. [English slang.]
- To become brown.
- To make brown or dusky.
- Specifically— To produce a brown color in by exposure to heat, as of meat, bread, etc., to that of a fire in roasting or toasting, or of the skin to that of the sun. To give a brown luster to (articles of iron, as gun-barrels, etc.), by applying certain preparations.
- n. A brown produced upon textile material with catechu. Also called cutch brown. See catechu.
- n. A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
- n. snooker One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 4 points.
- n. Black tar heroin.
- adj. Having a brown colour.
- adj. obsolete Gloomy.
- v. To become brown.
- v. cooking To cook something until it becomes brown.
- v. To tan.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow.
- n. A dark color inclining to red or yellow, resulting from the mixture of red and black, or of red, black, and yellow; a tawny, dusky hue.
- v. To make brown or dusky.
- v. To make brown by scorching slightly.
- v. To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface.
- v. To become brown.
- n. Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
- n. abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
- v. fry in a pan until it changes color
- adj. of a color similar to that of wood or earth
- adj. (of skin) deeply suntanned
- v. make brown in color
- n. a university in Rhode Island
- n. an orange of low brightness and saturation
- From Middle English broun, from Old English brūn ("dark, shining"), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz (compare West Frisian brún, Dutch bruin, German braun), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHnos (compare Ancient Greek (phrýnē), (phrŷnos, "toad")), enlargement of *bʰrew- (“shiny, brown”) (compare Lithuanian bė́ras ("brown"), Sanskrit (babhrú, "reddish-brown")). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English brūn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The wide acceptation of the term brown has occasioned much confusion in the naming of colours, since broken colours in which red, &c. predominate, have been improperly called brown.”
“The term brown bear is commonly used to refer to the members of this species found in coastal areas where salmon is the primary food source.”
“In Connective Tissue the brown is the bizarre world stuff and the bluish tinted work is the “real world” (or is it?).”
“But they put the tamarind on it which they call brown sauce so it was waaaaay too sweet.”
“Now, for helicopters, which always fly low in the dangerous areas down there, landing is a particularly difficult thing because we have the situation, which we call brown out, which particularly in Afghanistan, dust is kicked up and can really obscure your vision when you're trying to feel those last few feet and dropping a helicopter in the last few feet can cause significant damage there to the whole thing.”
“One of the big criticisms of Superfund been not what has happens at the biggest sites, but what happens at smaller sites, what we refer to as brown fields.”
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“Dick remained the same frank merry fellow as ever; and even when there was a thick crop growing on his cheeks and chin, which he called brown mustard and cress, he was as full of boyish fun as ever.”
“-- So this is what thou calls a brown hood, is it?”
“The deputies that are working in the front office do a lot of what you call brown noseing to keep there job, like I said before, some of them where fired and now they are back.”
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