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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 ?
Jo wanted very much to ask what his own way was, but his black brows looked rather threatening as he knit them, so she changed the subject by saying, as her foot kept time, "That's a splendid polka
His hair, his eye- brows, and the downy beard that had begun to grow upon his chin, were pale almost to whiteness.
He only lifted his brows and said, `You can't tell me anything new about a Czech; I'm an Austrian.
He observed his hostess attentively from under his shaggy brows, and noted a subtle change which had transformed her from the listless woman he had known into a being who, for the moment, seemed palpitant with the forces of life.
As these, again, were surmounted by tall trees, which appeared to totter on the brows of the precipice, it gave the stream the appearance of running through a deep and narrow dell.
At a vast distance I beheld the mountains lift their venerable brows, and penetrate the clouds.
It had the same long regularly graded retreating slope from above the brows, which were likewise very projecting, like two long promontories thickly wooded on top.
Ona was blue-eyed and fair, while Jurgis had great black eyes with beetling brows, and thick black hair that curled in waves about his ears--in short, they were one of those incongruous and impossible married couples with which Mother Nature so often wills to confound all prophets, before and after.
said Haley to Tom, as he strode through the crowd of servants, who looked at him with lowering brows.
Under her delicately etched brows they glowed like two stars, their dancing lights half hidden in lustrous darkness.
HE, for it was a man, turned his head slowly towards where I stood, and having examined me with the two inquisitive-looking grey eyes which twinkled under a pair of bushy brows, said solemnly, and in a bass voice, "Her size is small: what is her age?
He little imagined how my heart warmed towards him when I beheld his black eyes withdraw so suspiciously under their brows, as I rode up, and when his fingers sheltered themselves, with a jealous resolution, still further in his waistcoat, as I announced my name.