Meaning of BROWN in English


■ adjective

1》 of a colour produced by mixing red, yellow, and blue, as of dark wood or rich soil.

2》 dark-skinned or suntanned.

■ noun

1》 ~ colour, pigment, or material.

2》 used in names of various butterflies with mainly ~ wings, e.g. meadow ~ .

■ verb

1》 make or become ~ by cooking.

2》 ( be ~ed off ) Brit. informal be irritated or depressed.


( as ) ~ as a berry very suntanned.


~ish adjective

~ness noun

~y adjective


OE brūn , of Gmc origin.

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