dun


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dun 1

 (dŭn)
tr.v. dunned, dun·ning, duns
To importune (a debtor) for payment: a dunning letter.
n.
1. One that duns.
2. An importunate demand for payment.

[Origin unknown.]

dun 2

 (dŭn)
n.
1. An almost neutral brownish gray to dull grayish brown.
2. A horse of this color.
3.
a. A mayfly in its first winged stage.
b. An fishing fly that imitates such an insect.

[Middle English, from Old English dunn, perhaps of Celtic origin.]

dun

(dʌn)
vb, duns, dunning or dunned
(Banking & Finance) (tr) to press or importune (a debtor) for the payment of a debt
n
1. (Professions) a person, esp a hired agent, who importunes another for the payment of a debt
2. (Banking & Finance) a demand for payment, esp one in writing
[C17: of unknown origin]

dun

(dʌn)
n
1. (Colours) a brownish-grey colour
2. (Colours) a horse of this colour
3. (Angling) angling
a. an immature adult mayfly (the subimago), esp one of the genus Ephemera
b. an artificial fly imitating this or a similar fly
adj, dunner or dunnest
4. (Colours) of a dun colour
5. dark and gloomy
[Old English dunn; related to Old Norse dunna wild duck, Middle Irish doun dark; see dusk]

dun1

(dʌn)

v. dunned, dun•ning,
n. v.t.
1. to make repeated demands upon, esp. for the payment of a debt.
n.
2. a person, esp. a creditor, who duns another.
3. a demand for payment, esp. a written one.
[1620–30; orig. obscure]

dun2

(dʌn)

adj.
1. dull grayish brown or grayish yellow.
2. dark; gloomy.
n.
3. a dun color.
4. a dun-colored horse with a black mane and tail.
5. mayfly.
[before 1000; Middle English dun(ne), Old English dunn]

dun


Past participle: dunned
Gerund: dunning

Imperative
dun
dun
Present
I dun
you dun
he/she/it duns
we dun
you dun
they dun
Preterite
I dunned
you dunned
he/she/it dunned
we dunned
you dunned
they dunned
Present Continuous
I am dunning
you are dunning
he/she/it is dunning
we are dunning
you are dunning
they are dunning
Present Perfect
I have dunned
you have dunned
he/she/it has dunned
we have dunned
you have dunned
they have dunned
Past Continuous
I was dunning
you were dunning
he/she/it was dunning
we were dunning
you were dunning
they were dunning
Past Perfect
I had dunned
you had dunned
he/she/it had dunned
we had dunned
you had dunned
they had dunned
Future
I will dun
you will dun
he/she/it will dun
we will dun
you will dun
they will dun
Future Perfect
I will have dunned
you will have dunned
he/she/it will have dunned
we will have dunned
you will have dunned
they will have dunned
Future Continuous
I will be dunning
you will be dunning
he/she/it will be dunning
we will be dunning
you will be dunning
they will be dunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dunning
you have been dunning
he/she/it has been dunning
we have been dunning
you have been dunning
they have been dunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dunning
you will have been dunning
he/she/it will have been dunning
we will have been dunning
you will have been dunning
they will have been dunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dunning
you had been dunning
he/she/it had been dunning
we had been dunning
you had been dunning
they had been dunning
Conditional
I would dun
you would dun
he/she/it would dun
we would dun
you would dun
they would dun
Past Conditional
I would have dunned
you would have dunned
he/she/it would have dunned
we would have dunned
you would have dunned
they would have dunned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dun - horse of a dull brownish grey colordun - horse of a dull brownish grey color
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
2.dun - a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color; "she wore dun"
light brown - a brown that is light but unsaturated
Verb1.dun - treat cruellydun - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
madden - drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
hamstring - make ineffective or powerless; "The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"
badger, beleaguer, bug, pester, tease - annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
persecute, oppress - cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
2.dun - persistently ask for overdue payment; "The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone"
demand - request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
3.dun - cure by salting; "dun codfish"
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"
cure - prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay"
4.dun - make a dun color
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
Adj.1.dun - of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color; "the dun and dreary prairie"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

dun

noun & adjective muddy coloured, khaki, brownish, mousy, greyish-brown her dun mare see shades of brown
Translations
šedohnědý
perijävelkoja
gråbrungråbrunt

dun

1 [dʌn] ADJpardo

dun

2 [dʌn] VT to dun sbapremiar a algn para que pague lo que debe (fig) → dar la lata a algn

dun

[ˈdʌn] adj (= grey-brown) → brun grisâtre

dun

1
adjgraubraun
nGraubraun nt

dun

2
vtmahnen; to dun somebody for paymentbei jdm eine Zahlung anmahnen

dun

[dʌn] adjbigio/a, grigiastro/a
References in classic literature ?
The dancing white water made by the chase was now becoming more and more visible, owing to the increasing darkness of the dun cloud-shadows flung upon the sea.
She was a strong, well-made animal, of a bright dun color, beautifully dappled, and with a dark-brown mane and tail.
Aurelia and Hannah had gone on in the dull round and the common task, growing duller and duller; but now, on a certain stage of life's journey, who should appear but this bewildering being, who gave wings to thoughts that had only crept before; who brought color and grace and harmony into the dun brown texture of existence.
Leaning over the battlements and looking far down, I surveyed the grounds laid out like a map: the bright and velvet lawn closely girdling the grey base of the mansion; the field, wide as a park, dotted with its ancient timber; the wood, dun and sere, divided by a path visibly overgrown, greener with moss than the trees were with foliage; the church at the gates, the road, the tranquil hills, all reposing in the autumn day's sun; the horizon bounded by a propitious sky, azure, marbled with pearly white.
Cramped in all kinds of dun cupboards and hutches at Tellson's, the oldest of men carried on the business gravely.
I would take my walk by moonlight, when foresters and keepers were warm in bed, and ever and anon, as I pattered my prayers, I would let fly a shaft among the herds of dun deer that feed in the glades Resolve me, Holy Clerk, hast thou never practised such a pastime?
So the tanner departed joyfully upon his errand, but much more interested in the dun deer of the forest than in any two-legged rovers therein.
We cannot keep the gold of yesterday; To-day's dun clouds we cannot roll away.
As the dun nightingale, daughter of Pandareus, sings in the early spring from her seat in shadiest covert hid, and with many a plaintive trill pours out the tale how by mishap she killed her own child Itylus, son of king Zethus, even so does my mind toss and turn in its uncertainty whether I ought to stay with my son here, and safeguard my substance, my bondsmen, and the greatness of my house, out of regard to public opinion and the memory of my late husband, or whether it is not now time for me to go with the best of these suitors who are wooing me and making me such magnificent presents.
I wiped the glasses very deliberately, and put them on quite as deliberately; adjusting them so as not to hurt the bridge of my nose or get entangled in my short tufts of dun hair.
He kept on shouting his orders to the Danaans and exhorting them to defend their ships and tents; neither did Hector remain within the main body of the Trojan warriors, but as a dun eagle swoops down upon a flock of wild-fowl feeding near a river-geese, it may be, or cranes, or long-necked swans--even so did Hector make straight for a dark-prowed ship, rushing right towards it; for Jove with his mighty hand impelled him forward, and roused his people to follow him.
Their color is a light gray, or rather dun, slightly spotted with white; and they have small horns like those of the deer, which they never shed.