Meaning of BROWN in English

BROWN

/ braʊn; NAmE / adjective , noun , verb

■ adjective ( brown·er , brown·est )

1.

having the colour of earth or coffee :

brown eyes

brown bread

dark brown shoe polish

a package wrapped in brown paper

2.

having skin that is naturally brown or has been made brown by the sun :

( BrE )

I don't go brown very easily.

After the summer in Spain, the children were brown as berries .

IDIOMS

- in a brown study

■ noun

[ U , C ] the colour of earth or coffee :

leaves of various shades of brown

Brown doesn't (= brown clothes do not) suit you.

■ verb

to become brown; to make sth brown :

[ v ]

Heat the butter until it browns.

The grass was browning in patches.

[ vn ]

Brown the onions before adding the meat.

IDIOMS

- browned off (with sb/sth)

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English brūn , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bruin and German braun .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.