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brown

 (broun)
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. brown·er, brown·est
1. Of the color brown.
2.
a. Having a brownish or dark skin color.
b. Often Offensive Of or being a person of nonwhite origin.
3. Deeply suntanned.
tr. & intr.v. browned, brown·ing, browns
1. To make or become brown.
2. To cook until brown.
Phrasal Verb:
brown off Chiefly British Slang
To make angry or irritated.

[Middle English, from Old English brūn; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

brown′ish adj.
brown′ness n.

brown

(braʊn)
n
1. (Colours) any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620–585 nanometres
2. (Dyeing) a dye or pigment producing these colours
3. (Textiles) brown cloth or clothing: dressed in brown.
4. (Animals) any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc, such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae
adj
5. (Colours) of the colour brown
6. (Cookery) (of bread) made from a flour that has not been bleached or bolted, such as wheatmeal or wholemeal flour
7. deeply tanned or sunburnt
vb
to make (esp food as a result of cooking) brown or (esp of food) to become brown
[Old English brūn; related to Old Norse brūnn, Old High German brūn, Greek phrunos toad, Sanskrit babhru reddish-brown]
ˈbrownish, ˈbrowny adj
ˈbrownness n

Brown

(braʊn)
n
1. (Biography) Sir Arthur Whitten (ˈwɪtən). 1886–1948, British aviator who with J.W. Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
2. (Biography) Ford Madox. 1821–93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
3. (Biography) George (Alfred), Lord George-Brown. 1914–85, British Labour politician; vice-chairman and deputy leader of the Labour party (1960–70); foreign secretary 1966–68
4. (Biography) George Mackay. 1921–96, Scottish poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His works, which include the novels Greenvoe (1972) and Magnus (1973), reflect the history and culture of Orkney
5. (Biography) (James) Gordon. born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997–2007); prime minister (2007–10)
6. (Biography) Herbert Charles. 1912–2004, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
7. (Biography) James. 1933–2006, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
8. (Biography) John. 1800–59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
9. (Biography) Lancelot, called Capability Brown. 1716–83, British landscape gardener
10. (Biography) Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
11. (Biography) Robert. 1773–1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids

brown

(braʊn)
n.
1. a dark tertiary color with a yellowish or reddish hue.
2. a person whose skin has a dusky or light brown pigmentation.
adj.
3. of the color brown.
4. having skin of this color.
5. sunburned or tanned.
v.t., v.i.
6. to make or become brown.
7. to fry, sauté, roast, etc., to a brown color.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English brūn]
brown′ish, brown′y, adj.
brown′ness, n.

Brown

(braʊn)

n.
1. John ( “Old Brown of Osawatomie” ), 1800–59, U.S. abolitionist: leader of the attack at Harpers Ferry.
2. Olympia, 1835–1926, U.S. women's-rights activist and Universalist minister.

Brown

 

See Also: COLORS

  1. (Wine) as brown as November leaves —Wilbur Daniel Steele
  2. [Pupils of eyes] brown and shiny like melting chocolate —Margaret Millar
  3. Brown as a berry —Geoffrey Chaucer

    The old English original read “Broun as is a berye.”

  4. (His face was) brown as an old boot —Christopher Isherwood

    See Also: TOUGHNESS

  5. Brown as an old daguerreotype fading —Robert Penn Warren
  6. Brown as a nut —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. (Cheeks) brown as oak-leaves —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. (Hair) brown as a pecan shell —Reynolds Price
  9. Brown as cinnamon —Truman Capote
  10. Brown as onion soup —Saul Bellow
  11. Brown as rust —George Garrett
  12. (A tan) brown as seven-grain bread —Patricia Henley
  13. (A girl as) brown as the ground —Cynthia Ozick
  14. Brown as tobacco spit brew —Truman Capote
  15. Brown … like the color of the basket —H. E. Bates
  16. A dreggy brown, like bad coffee —Irvin S. Cobb
  17. Pale brown, like canvas —Mary McCarthy

brown


Past participle: browned
Gerund: browning

Imperative
brown
brown
Present
I brown
you brown
he/she/it browns
we brown
you brown
they brown
Preterite
I browned
you browned
he/she/it browned
we browned
you browned
they browned
Present Continuous
I am browning
you are browning
he/she/it is browning
we are browning
you are browning
they are browning
Present Perfect
I have browned
you have browned
he/she/it has browned
we have browned
you have browned
they have browned
Past Continuous
I was browning
you were browning
he/she/it was browning
we were browning
you were browning
they were browning
Past Perfect
I had browned
you had browned
he/she/it had browned
we had browned
you had browned
they had browned
Future
I will brown
you will brown
he/she/it will brown
we will brown
you will brown
they will brown
Future Perfect
I will have browned
you will have browned
he/she/it will have browned
we will have browned
you will have browned
they will have browned
Future Continuous
I will be browning
you will be browning
he/she/it will be browning
we will be browning
you will be browning
they will be browning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been browning
you have been browning
he/she/it has been browning
we have been browning
you have been browning
they have been browning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been browning
you will have been browning
he/she/it will have been browning
we will have been browning
you will have been browning
they will have been browning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been browning
you had been browning
he/she/it had been browning
we had been browning
you had been browning
they had been browning
Conditional
I would brown
you would brown
he/she/it would brown
we would brown
you would brown
they would brown
Past Conditional
I would have browned
you would have browned
he/she/it would have browned
we would have browned
you would have browned
they would have browned

brown

To make food turn brown on the surface, usually by cooking at a high temperature in a little fat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brown - an orange of low brightness and saturation
Vandyke brown - a moderate brown color
chestnut - the brown color of chestnuts
deep brown, umber, burnt umber, chocolate, coffee - a medium brown to dark-brown color
hazel - a shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish; it is a greenish shade of brown when used to describe the color of someone's eyes
light brown - a brown that is light but unsaturated
mocha - a dark brown color
burnt sienna, reddish brown, sepia, Venetian red, mahogany - a shade of brown with a tinge of red
caramel brown, raw sienna, yellowish brown, caramel, buff - a medium to dark tan color
puce - a color varying from dark purplish brown to dark red
olive brown - a shade of brown tinged with green
taupe - a greyish brown
2.Brown - Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
3.brown - abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)Brown - abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
4.Brown - a university in Rhode Island
Ivy League - a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige
Little Rhody, Ocean State, Rhode Island, RI - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
Verb1.brown - fry in a pan until it changes color; "brown the meat in the pan"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
2.brown - make brown in color; "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
Adj.1.brown - of a color similar to that of wood or earth
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
2.brown - (of skin) deeply suntanned
brunet, brunette - marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty"

brown

adjective
1. brunette, dark, bay, coffee, chocolate, brick, toasted, ginger, rust, chestnut, hazel, dun, auburn, tawny, umber, donkey brown, fuscous her deep brown eyes
2. tanned, browned, bronze, bronzed, tan, dusky, sunburnt rows of bodies slowly going brown in the sun
verb
1. fry, cook, grill, sear, sauté He browned the chicken in a frying pan.

Shades of brown

almond, amber, auburn, bay, beige, biscuit, bisque, bistre, bronze, buff, burnt sienna, burnt umber, butternut, café au lait, camel, chestnut, chocolate, cinnabar, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, copper, cream, drab, dun, ecru, fawn, ginger, hazel, henna, khaki, liver, mahogany, mocha, mousy, mushroom, neutral, nutbrown, nutmeg, oatmeal, oxblood, russet, rust, sable, sand, seal brown, sepia, sienna, sorrel, tan, taupe, tawny, teak, terracotta, tortoiseshell, umber, walnut
Translations
أَسُمَرأسْمَرُ اللون، أسْفعالبنّياللون البُنّيبنّـي
marró
hnědýopálenýopálit sezbarvit hnědězhědnout
brunbrunegøre brunsolbrændtblive brun
brunabrunigi
pruun
ruskearuskettuaruskistaaruskistua
smeđ
barnabarnít
coklat
brúnlita, brúnabrúnnbrúnn litursólbrúnn
茶色の
갈색의
rudasrudintirustisusierzinęsįgriso
brūna krāsabrūninātbrūnsiededzisiedegt
brunmaro
hnedá farbahnedýzafarbiť na hnedo
rjavrjava
brun
สีน้ำตาล
kahverengiyanmakesmerleş mekesmerleşmişgüneşten yanmış
màu nâu

brown

[braʊn]
A. ADJ (browner (compar) (brownest (superl)))
1. (gen) → marrón, color café (LAm); [hair] → castaño; [leather] → marrón
2. (= tanned) → moreno, bronceado; [skin] → moreno
to go brownponerse moreno, broncearse
as brown as a berrymuy moreno, bronceadísimo
B. Nmarrón m, color m café (LAm); [of eyes, hair] → castaño m
C. VT
1. [sun] [+ person] → broncear, poner moreno
2. (Culin) → dorar
D. VI
1. [leaves etc] → volverse de color marrón
2. [skin] → ponerse moreno, broncearse
3. (Culin) → dorarse
E. CPD brown ale Ncerveza f oscura or negra
brown bear Noso m pardo
brown belt N (in judo, karate) → cinturón m marrón
brown bread Npan m negro, pan m moreno (Sp)
brown egg Nhuevo m moreno
brown goods NPL(productos mpl de) línea f marrón, (productos mpl de) gama f marrón
brown owl N (Orn) → autillo m
brown paper Npapel m de estraza
brown rice Narroz m integral
brown sauce N (Brit) salsa de condimento, con sabor agridulce
brown study N to be in a brown study (o.f.) → estar absorto en sus pensamientos, estar en Babia
brown sugar Nazúcar m moreno
brown off VT + ADV (Brit) → fastidiar

brown

[ˈbraʊn]
adjbrun(e), marron inv
[hair] → châtain inv
(= tanned) [skin] → bronzé(e)
to go brown [person] → bronzer
[rice, bread, flour] → complet/ète
n (= colour) → brun m, marron m
vt [+ meat, vegetables] → faire dorer
vi
[leaves] → jaunir
[skin] → brunir
[food] → dorerbrown ale n sorte de bière brunebrown bread npain m completbrowned off [ˌbraʊndˈɒf] adj (mainly British) (= fed up) to be browned off → en avoir marre , en avoir ras le bol brownfield site [ˈbraʊnfiːld] nancien site m industrielbrown goods nplmatériel m audiovisuel

brown

adj (+er)braun; (Cook) roast etc alsobraun gebraten
nBraun nt
vt (sun) skin, personbräunen; (Cook) → (an)bräunen; meat alsoanbraten
vibraun werden

brown

:
brown ale
nMalzbier nt
brown-bag
vi (US) to brown lunchsein Mittagessen mit zur Arbeit bringen
brown bear
nBraunbär m
brown bread
nGrau- or Mischbrot nt; (from wholemeal) → Vollkornbrot nt; (darker) → Schwarzbrot nt
brown coal
nBraunkohle f
brown-eyed
adjbraunäugig
brown goods
plhochwertige Konsumgüter pl (Fernsehgerät, Videorekorder etc)
brown-haired
adjbraunhaarig

brown

:
brown-nose (US inf)
viarschkriechen (inf, pej)
nArschkriecher(in) m(f) (inf, pej)
brownout
n (esp US: = blackout) → teilweiser Stromausfall; (during war) → teilweise Verdunkelung
brown owl
n
(Orn) → Waldkauz m
Brown Owl (in Brownies) → die weise Eule
brown paper
nPackpapier nt
brown rat
nHausratte f
brown rice
brown sauce
n (Brit Cook) → braune Soße
Brown Shirt
nBraunhemd nt (Hist)
brownstone
n (US: = material) → rötlich brauner Sandstein; (= house)(rotes) Sandsteinhaus nt
brown study
n to be in a brown (liter)geistesabwesend sein, in Gedanken verloren sein
brown sugar

brown

[braʊn]
1. adj (gen) → marrone, bruno/a; (hair) → castano/a; (bronzed, skin) → scuro/a, abbronzato/a
to go brown (person) → abbronzarsi (leaves) → ingiallire
2. nmarrone m
3. vt (Culin) (meat) → rosolare; (onion) → dorare
4. vi (Culin) → rosolarsi

brown

(braun) adjective
1. of a dark colour between red and yellow. brown paint; Her eyes are brown.
2. suntanned. She was very brown after her holiday in Greece.
noun
1. (any shade of) a colour similar to toasted bread, tanned skin, coffee etc.
2. something (eg paint, polish etc) brown in colour. I prefer the brown to the green.
verb
to make or become brown.
browned off
1. bored. I feel really browned off in this wet weather.
2. annoyed. I'm browned off with his behaviour.

brown

أَسُمَر hnědý brun braun καφετής marrón ruskea marron smeđ marrone 茶色の 갈색의 bruin brun brązowy castanho, marrom коричневый brun สีน้ำตาล kahverengi màu nâu 棕色的

brown

n. castaño, café, carmelita; [skin] moreno-a.

brown

adj castaño, de color café, marrón; (eyes) marrón, castaño; (hair) castaño; (sugar) moreno; (bread) integral, moreno
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Why, he was in the brownest study you ever see--miles and miles away.
The stars at night stoop down over the brownest, homeliest common with all the spiritual magnificence which they shed on the Campagna, or on the marble deserts of Egypt.
I wish I had always been as brown and plain as the brownest and plainest girl at the fishing village over there.