brown meaning

[ braun ] Pronunciation:   "brown" in a sentence
Adjective: brown (browner,brownest)  brawn
  1. Of a colour similar to that of wood or earth
    - brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown 
  2. (of skin) deeply suntanned
    - browned
Noun: brown  brawn
  1. An orange of low brightness and saturation
    - brownness
Verb: brown  brawn
  1. Fry in a pan until it changes colour
    "brown the meat in the pan" 
  2. Make brown in colour
    "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"
    - embrown
Noun: Brown  brawn
  1. Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
    - John Brown 
  2. Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    - Robert Brown 
  3. A university in Rhode Island
    - Brown University 
  4. British statesman, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1997-2007 and Prime Minister from 2007 (born in 1951)
    - Gordon Brown, James Gordon Brown

Derived forms: browns, Browns, browned, browner, brownest, browning

See also: brunet [US], brunette, chromatic

Type of: abolitionist, botanist, chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], color [US], color in [US], colorise [Brit], colorize [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colour in [Brit, Cdn], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], cook, emancipationist, phytologist, plant scientist, PM, premier, Prime Minister, spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn], university

Part of: Ivy League, Little Rhody, Ocean State, Rhode Island, RI

Encyclopedia: Brown, Frank Edward Brown, Gavin Brown, Dennis Brown, Ernest Brown, George Brown, Henry Brown, James Brown, Harold Brown, Harry Brown, Dee Brown, Alex Brown, Arnold Brown Brown, Adam Brown, Arthur Brown, Chris Brown, Craig Brown, Benjamin Brown, Boveri & Cie Brown, Norman Brown, Raymond Brown, Moses, School Brown, Nicholas Brown, Robert Brown, Tony Brown, William Adams Brown, Sam Brown, Simon Brown, Michael Stuart Brown, John Robert Brown, John Young Brown, Janice Rogers Brown, John Brown, Jones, and Robinson Brown, Lloyd Brown, Michael Brown, Joseph Brown, Kenneth

to sniff an asshole; to butter someone up in order to win a favor.
note: First meaning uncommon; second meaning common in the military and other large organizational institutions.


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  1. mrs merrick wore a dark brown dress.
  2. the brown fields swept out to the horizon.
  3. mrs. brown : that is a lovely hat!
  4. he no longer agreed with brown now.
  5. dr brown takes some private patients.

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