Definitions of brown

  1. fry in a pan until it changes color; " brown the meat in the pan"
  2. an orange of low brightness and saturation
  3. abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia ( 1800- 1858)
  4. Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion ( 1773- 1858)
  5. of a color similar to that of wood or earth
  6. a university in Rhode Island
  7. Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow.
  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.
  9. To make brown or dusky.
  10. To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour.
  11. To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface.
  12. To become brown.
  13. Of a dusky or dark color.
  14. A dark color between black and red or yellow.
  15. To make brown.
  16. A dusky yellowish- red color.
  17. Of a dark or dusky color inclining to red or yellow.
  18. A dark reddish color.
  19. To make brown or give a brown color to.
  22. A dusky color composed of yellow and black.
  23. Of a brown color.
  24. To make or become brown; bronze; tan.
  25. Of a color made up of red, yellow, and black.
  26. A dusky color, as of faded leaves, or a pigment or dye producing it; a thing or part that is brown.
  27. Of a dusky colour, inclining to red.
  28. A colour of various shades, resulting from a mixture of red, black, and yellow.
  29. To make brown. See Burn.
  30. Of a dark or dusky colour, inclining to redness.
  31. To make dusky or dark.

Usage examples for brown

  1. Now that's what I call doctorin',- not but what I like Dr. Brown well enough. – Melody The Story of a Child by Laura E. Richards
  2. Brown and yellow leaves were falling from the trees, and lying about the yard. – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  3. When is brown red? – Dorothy Dale by Margaret Penrose
  4. She seemed to be waiting for him, for she looked at him with her large brown eyes, and then turned and walked away. – Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
  5. And he makes a tremendous fuss about his white women, but when it comes to their black or brown ones ... – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  6. " Of course I'll do all I can," said Mr. Brown – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour by Laura Lee Hope
  7. Jack set him there; and his little wife, who had recovered herself, sprang from her friend the brown woman, and sat on the other shoulder. – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  8. They all had brown eyes. – St. Peter's Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth
  9. " If they try to pull you out o' bed," said Mr. Brown scream as though you're being killed. – Short Cruises by W.W. Jacobs
  10. How do you feel about my coming back, Mrs. Brown – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  11. Afterwards she and Father played the 'cello and piano, because we asked them to, and the Bottle Man sat with his arm over Jerry's shoulders, watching, with the light on his nice, brown kind face. – Us and the Bottleman by Edith Ballinger Price
  12. " Yes, sir," the boy answered, " I'm going to Brown – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  13. A faint suggestion of terror came into her large brown eyes. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  14. " I am very glad to meet you, Miss Brown – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  15. " Yes; I will tell you what it is," said Mr. Brown – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  16. George's brown face colored deeply. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  17. Is it not a brown one, shot with blood? – A Queen's Error by Henry Curties
  18. And after supper Brown showed us his fire- arms. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  19. " Yes," answered John Brown it did so one night last winter; and it wasn't so cold as it was last night, either." – The-New-McGuffey-Fourth-Reader by McGuffey, William Holmes
  20. He shrugged his shoulders, and his brown face slightly smiled. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell