Meaning of BROWN in English


(~er, ~est, ~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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


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

...her deep ~ eyes...

The stairs are decorated in golds and earthy ~s.



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

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

= tanned

ADJ: usu v-link ADJ


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

...a slim ~ 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.

...~ bread.

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

? white

ADJ: usu ADJ n


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

Cook for ten minutes until the sugar ~s...

He ~ed the chicken in a frying pan.

VERB: V, V n

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