auburn


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Au·burn

 (ô′bərn)
A city of eastern Alabama west-northwest of Montgomery. It is the seat of Auburn University (founded 1856).

au·burn

 (ô′bərn)
n.
A moderate reddish brown to brown.

[Middle English, from Old French aborne, blond, from Latin alburnus, whitish, from albus, white; see albho- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

au′burn adj.

auburn

(ˈɔːbən)
n
(Colours)
a. a moderate reddish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): auburn hair.
[C15 (originally meaning: blond): from Old French alborne blond, from Medieval Latin alburnus whitish, from Latin albus white]

au•burn

(ˈɔ bərn)

n.
1. a reddish brown or golden brown color.
adj.
2. of this color: auburn hair.
[1400–50; late Middle English abo(u)rne blond < Middle French, Old French auborne,alborne < Latin alburnus whitish]

Au•burn

(ˈɔ bərn)

n.

Auburn

An automobile made by the Auburn Automobile Company of Auburn, Indiana. The company was started by the Eckhart brothers and sold to E. L. Cord in 1924. Production was from 1900 to 1937.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.auburn - (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown; "auburn hair"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

auburn

noun & adjective reddish-brown, tawny, russet, henna, rust-coloured, copper-coloured, chestnut-coloured, Titian red, nutbrown a tall woman with long auburn hair see shades of red
Translations
kaštanový
kastaniebrun
punaruskea
kestenjast
赤褐色の
적갈색의
kastanjebrun
สีน้ำตาลอมแดง
màu nâu hoe đỏ

auburn

[ˈɔːbən] ADJ [hair] → color castaño rojizo inv

auburn

[ˈɔːbərn] adjauburn inv, châtain roux inv

auburn

adj hairrotbraun, rostrot

auburn

[ˈɔːbən] adj (hair) → ramato/a, color rame inv

Auburn

كَسْتَنَائِيّ kaštanový kastaniebrun kastanienbraun πυρόξανθος castaño, castaño rojizo punaruskea auburn kestenjast castani chiari ramati 赤褐色の 적갈색의 kastanjebruin kastanjebrun kasztanowy castanho avermelhado, castanho-avermelhado красновато-коричневый kastanjebrun สีน้ำตาลอมแดง kumral màu nâu hoe đỏ 赤褐色
References in classic literature ?
His hair is auburn, not red, and he was very polite, and I had a delicious redowa with him.
When red- headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.
She was extremely pretty, with a profusion of auburn hair, and a few very tiny freckles, to which she constantly alluded, as no one could possibly detect them without noting her porcelain skin and her curling lashes.
The weaver's bent shoulders and white hair give him almost the look of advanced age, though he is not more than five-and-fifty; but there is the freshest blossom of youth close by his side--a blonde dimpled girl of eighteen, who has vainly tried to chastise her curly auburn hair into smoothness under her brown bonnet: the hair ripples as obstinately as a brooklet under the March breeze, and the little ringlets burst away from the restraining comb behind and show themselves below the bonnet-crown.
But I alluded to my native rector--meaning the rector of my native village, Auburn.
My anxiety and distraction did not allow me to observe or notice particularly what she wore; I could only perceive the colours, which were crimson and white, and the glitter of the gems and jewels on her head dress and apparel, surpassed by the rare beauty of her lovely auburn hair that vying with the precious stones and the light of the four torches that stood in the hall shone with a brighter gleam than all.
The train, on leaving Sacramento, and passing the junction, Roclin, Auburn, and Colfax, entered the range of the Sierra Nevada.
Everything was looking at its brightest at this moment, for the sun shone right on the pewter dishes, and from their reflecting surfaces pleasant jets of light were thrown on mellow oak and bright brass--and on a still pleasanter object than these, for some of the rays fell on Dinah's finely moulded cheek, and lit up her pale red hair to auburn, as she bent over the heavy household linen which she was mending for her aunt.
They said he was Sensible, well-informed, and Agreable; we did not pretend to Judge of such trifles, but as we were convinced he had no soul, that he had never read the sorrows of Werter, and that his Hair bore not the least resemblance to auburn, we were certain that Janetta could feel no affection for him, or at least that she ought to feel none.
It is well known that at her then somewhat advanced age, her long auburn hair, perfectly formed hands, and bright ruby lips, were still the admiration of all who saw her.
If a customer wished to renew his stock of youth the dealers offered him a set of false teeth and an auburn wig; if he demanded peace of mind, they recommended opium or a brandy bottle.
Still, for all slips of hers, One of Eve's family-- Wipe those poor lips of hers Oozing so clammily, Loop up her tresses Escaped from the comb, Her fair auburn tresses; Whilst wonderment guesses Where was her home?