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brow

 (brou)
n.
1.
a. The superciliary ridge over the eyes.
b. The eyebrow.
c. The forehead.
2. A facial expression; countenance: "Speak you this with a sad brow?" (Shakespeare).
3. The projecting upper edge of a steep place: the brow of a hill.

[Middle English, from Old English brū; see bhrū- in Indo-European roots.]

brow

(braʊ)
n
1. (Anatomy) the part of the face from the eyes to the hairline; forehead
2. (Anatomy) short for eyebrow
3. the expression of the face; countenance: a troubled brow.
4. (Mining & Quarrying) the top of a mine shaft; pithead
5. (Physical Geography) the jutting top of a hill, etc
6. dialect Northern English a steep slope on a road
[Old English brū; related to Old Norse brūn eyebrow, Lithuanian bruvis, Greek ophrus, Sanskrit bhrūs]

brow

(braʊ)

n.
1. the ridge over the eye.
2. the hair growing on that ridge; eyebrow.
3. the forehead.
4. a person's countenance or mien.
5. the edge of a steep place.
[before 1000; Middle English browe, Old English brū]

Brow

 a collection of scholars—Lipton, 1970.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brow - the part of the face above the eyesbrow - the part of the face above the eyes
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
feature, lineament - the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular"
crinion, trichion - point where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead
2.brow - the arch of hair above each eyebrow - the arch of hair above each eye  
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
venae palpebrales - veins of the eyelids
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
3.brow - the peak of a hillbrow - the peak of a hill; "the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"
crest, summit, top, peak, tip, crown - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"

brow

noun
1. forehead, temple She wrinkled her brow inquisitively.
2. top, summit, peak, edge, tip, crown, verge, brink, rim, crest, brim He climbed to the brow of the hill. top
Translations
جَبينحاجِبُحَرْفُ الجَبَل
čeloobočívrchol
bakkekamøjenbrynpande
harjakulmakarvaotsareuna
hegyorom
brúnennihæîarbrún
antakiskaktaketera
malapiereuzacs
čeloobrv
panna

brow

[braʊ] N
1. (= forehead) → frente f (also eyebrow) → ceja f
see also knit
2. [of hill] → cumbre f, cima f; [of cliff] → borde m

brow

[ˈbraʊ] n
(= forehead) → front m
(= eyebrow) → sourcil m
[hill] → sommet m

brow

n
(= eyebrow)Braue f
(= forehead)Stirn f
(of hill)(Berg)kuppe f

brow

[braʊ] n (forehead) → fronte f; (old) (eyebrow) → sopracciglio; (of hill) → cima; (on road) → dosso

brow

(brau) noun
1. the eyebrow. huge, bushy brows.
2. the forehead.
3. the top (of a hill). over the brow of the hill.

brow

n. ceño; frente.

brow

n (forehead) frente f; (eyebrow) ceja
References in classic literature ?
In thought a fine human brow is like the east when troubled with the morning.
She had seen the mark of the Devil of Torn upon the dead brow of her mate.
Lawyer Lightwood,' ducking at him with a servile air, 'I am a man as gets my living, and as seeks to get my living, by the sweat of my brow.
Pearl still pointed with her forefinger, and a frown gathered on her brow -- the more impressive from the childish, the almost baby-like aspect of the features that conveyed it.
there yet is man -- Man, the divinest of all things, whose heart Hath known the shipwreck of a thousand hopes, Who bears a hundred wrinkled tragedies Upon the parchment of his brow, whose soul Strange cares have lined and interlined, until Beneath the burden of life his inmost self Bows down.
I do not know why I had expected her to be somehow changed; she wore the same gray dress that she wore so often, neat and becoming, and her brow was as candid, her eyes as untroubled, as when I had been used to see her occupied with her household duties in the studio.
His first move was to send Davenport to Liverpool to try to find the steward of the WEST AFRICAN, who had told him about Oolanga, and if possible secure any further information, and then try to induce (by bribery or other means) the nigger to come to the Brow.
Very tired," replied Pride, seating himself on a stone by the wayside and mopping his steaming brow.
His brow was lowering, and his eyes stared darkly before him, avoiding her eyes; his mouth was tightly and contemptuously shut.
But the king soon again became dull and indisposed; his brow was not one of those that long remain clear.
He had recognized intelligence in the high forehead, courage in the dark eye and bent brow, and frankness in the thick lips that showed a set of pearly teeth.
Yes, I know very well that Monk calls you his friend, but he has too penetrating an eye not to have a memory, and too lofty a brow not to be very proud, you know grande supercilium.