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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.
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, brownsPhrasal Verb:
1. To make or become brown.
2. To cook until brown.
brown off Chiefly British Slang
To make angry or irritated.
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.
(Cookery) Brit a substance used to darken soups, gravies, etc
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)
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]
1. Elizabeth Barrett, 1806–61, English poet.
2. John Moses, 1855–1926, U.S. designer of firearms.
3. Robert, 1812–89, English poet.
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|Noun||1.||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)|
|3.||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 grill; "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"|