Meaning of BROWN in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ braʊn ]

( browner, brownest, browns, browning, browned)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


Something that is brown is the colour of earth or of wood.

...her deep brown eyes...

The stairs are decorated in golds and earthy browns.



You can describe a white-skinned person as brown when they have been sitting in the sun until their skin has become darker than usual.

I don’t want to be really really brown, just have a nice light golden colour.

= tanned

ADJ : usu v-link ADJ


A brown person is someone who belongs to a race of people who have brown-coloured skins.

...a slim brown man with a speckled turban.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


Brown is used to describe grains that have not had their outer layers removed, and foods made from these grains.

...brown bread.

...spicy tomato sauce served over a bed of brown rice.

≠ white

ADJ : usu ADJ n


When food browns or when you brown food, you cook it, usually for a short time on a high flame.

Cook for ten minutes until the sugar browns...

He browned the chicken in a frying pan.

VERB : V , V n

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