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Definitions of brown

  1. fry in a pan until it changes color; "brown the meat in the pan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an orange of low brightness and saturation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. of a color similar to that of wood or earth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a university in Rhode Island Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A dark color inclining to red or yellow, resulting from the mixture of red and black, or of red, black, and yellow; a tawny, dusky hue. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To make brown or dusky. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To become brown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Of a dusky or dark color. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A dark color between black and red or yellow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To make brown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A dusky yellowish-red color. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. Of a dark or dusky color inclining to red or yellow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A dark reddish color. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To make brown or give a brown color to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. BROWNISH. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. BROWNNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. A dusky color composed of yellow and black. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Of a brown color. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To make or become brown; bronze; tan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Of a color made up of red, yellow, and black. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A dusky color, as of faded leaves, or a pigment or dye producing it; a thing or part that is brown. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Of a dusky colour, inclining to red. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A colour of various shades, resulting from a mixture of red, black, and yellow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To make brown. See Burn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Of a dark or dusky colour, inclining to redness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. To make dusky or dark. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. brown, adj. of a dark or dusky colour, inclining to red or yellow: dark-complexioned: sunburnt.--n. a dark-reddish colour: (slang) a copper.--v.t. to make brown, or give a brown colour to: to roast brown.--ns. BROWN'-BESS, the old British flint-lock musket--from the brown walnut stock; BROWN'-BILL, a foot-soldier's or watchman's halbert, painted brown; BROWN'-BREAD, bread of a brown colour, made of unbolted flour; BROWN'-COAL, commonly called Lignite, an imperfect kind of coal which exhibits more of its woody structure than ordinary coal; BROWN'-GEORGE, a hard biscuit: a brown earthen vessel; BROWN'ING, the process of imparting a brown colour to iron articles: a preparation for giving a brown colour to gravy, &c., or for dressing brown leather.--adj. BROWN'ISH.--ns. BROWN'NESS; BROWN'-P[=A]'PER, coarse and strong paper used chiefly for wrapping; BROWN'-SPAR, a name given to certain varieties of dolomite or magnesian limestone, distinguished by their brownish colour; BROWN'-STOUT, a kind of porter; BROWN'-STUD'Y, gloomy reverie: absent-mindedness.--adj. BROWN'Y (Shak.), of a brown colour.--TO DO BROWN (slang), to do thoroughly, to deceive or take in completely. [A.S. brún; Dut. bruin, Ger. braun.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Having a color composed of a mixture of black, white, and red in varying proportions. B. atrophy, B. induration, atrophy or induration (cirrhosis), associated with B. coloration, due to pigmentation; as B. atrophy of the heart, B. induration of the lungs. B. mixture, compound licorice mixture. na
  34. Of the colour given by mixing orange& black or by toasting bread; as distinctive epithet of species &c. (b. bear, willow; b. coal, lignite; b. bread, of unbolted flour; b. paper, coarse unbleached kind used for parcels &c.; b. sugar, half refined; b. ware, common sort of pottery); dark-skinned, tanned; (slang) do b., take in, cheat; B. Bess, old army flintlock musket; b. study, reverie. Hence brownish a., brownness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. B. colour; b. pigment; (ellipt. for) b. butterfly, fishing-fly, clothes; (slang) copper coin. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Make or become b. by roasting, sunburn, or (gun-barrel &c.) chemical process. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. n. A dark colour inclining to red or yellow, the mixture of red, black, and yellow. Cabinet Dictionary
  38. The name of a colour. Complete Dictionary

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