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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 ?
Behold ambition on his brow, And on his nose, a blot.
His eyes were melancholy, and were set back deep under his brow.
Her thick, glossy hair rose like a silver diadem from her brow.
The frown which had gathered around the handsome, open, and manly brow of Heyward, gradually relaxed, and his lips curled into a slight smile, as he regarded the stranger.
In the decline of the day, near Kentucke river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.
Jessie's brow slightly contracted as she looked curiously at her sister.
In the front gable, under the impending brow of the second story, and contiguous to the street, was a shop-door, divided horizontally in the midst, and with a window for its upper segment, such as is often seen in dwellings of a somewhat ancient date.
She had told me, bit by bit, under pressure, a great deal; but a small shifty spot on the wrong side of it all still sometimes brushed my brow like the wing of a bat; and I remember how on this occasion--for the sleeping house and the concentration alike of our danger and our watch seemed to help-- I felt the importance of giving the last jerk to the curtain.
His deep chest heaved as with a ground-swell; his tossed arms seemed the warring elements at work; and the thunders that rolled away from off his swarthy brow, and the light leaping from his eye, made all his simple hearers look on him with a quick fear that was strange to them.
In thought a fine human brow is like the east when troubled with the morning.
She had rocked him in infancy, attended him in childhood, served him through life, and at his death wiped from his icy brow the cold death-sweat, and closed his eyes forever.
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.