Browning


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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·ing

 (brou′nĭng), Elizabeth Barrett 1806-1861.
British poet. Overcoming ill health and the jealous objections of her tyrannical father, she eloped to Italy with Robert Browning and married him in 1846. Her greatest work, Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850), is a sequence of love poems written to her husband.

Browning

, John Moses 1855-1926.
American firearms inventor whose designs include repeating rifles, automatic pistols, and a machine gun dubbed "the Peacemaker" that was used in the Spanish-American War and adapted for aerial warfare in World War I.

Browning

, Robert 1812-1889.
British poet best known for dramatic monologues such as "My Last Duchess," "Fra Lippo Lippi," and "The Bishop Orders His Tomb." His work, including his masterpiece, The Ring and the Book (1868-1869), explored new ways of using diction and poetic rhythm.

browning

(ˈbraʊnɪŋ)
n
(Cookery) Brit a substance used to darken soups, gravies, etc

Browning

(ˈbraʊnɪŋ)
n
1. (Biography) Elizabeth Barrett. 1806–61, English poet and critic; author of the Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
2. (Biography) her husband, Robert. 1812–89, English poet, noted for his dramatic monologues and The Ring and the Book (1868–69)

Browning

(ˈbraʊnɪŋ)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Also called: Browning automatic rifle a portable gas-operated air-cooled automatic rifle using .30 calibre ammunition and capable of firing between 200 and 350 rounds per minute. Abbreviation: BAR
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Also called: Browning machine gun a water-cooled automatic machine gun using .30 or .50 calibre ammunition and capable of firing over 500 rounds per minute
[C20: named after John M. Browning (1855–1926), American designer of firearms]

Brown•ing

(ˈbraʊ nɪŋ)

n.
1. Elizabeth Barrett, 1806–61, English poet.
2. John Moses, 1855–1926, U.S. designer of firearms.
3. Robert, 1812–89, English poet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Browning - United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)
2.Browning - English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889)Browning - English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889)
3.Browning - English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)Browning - English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)
4.Browning - cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grillbrowning - cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill; "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"
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"
Translations

browning

[ˈbraʊnɪŋ] N (Brit) (Culin) → aditamento m colorante

browning

n (Cook: = act) → Anbraten nt; (= substance)Bratensoße f, → Bratenpulver nt
References in classic literature ?
Browning writes about that somewhere; but our own senses will imagine them for us.
And with exposure came a toughening and hardening of his smooth, white skin, browning now beneath the sun and wind.
He had a vision of a high-lying cattle-drive in California, and the bed of a dried stream with one muddy pool, by which the vaqueros had encamped: splendid sun over all, the big bonfire blazing, the strips of cow browning and smoking on a skewer of wood; how warm it was, how savoury the steam of scorching meat
It is true that, under existing conditions, a few men who have had private means of their own, such as Byron, Shelley, Browning, Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, and others, have been able to realise their personality more or less completely.