Meaning of BROWN in English


I. adjective


a brown/white etc envelope

There was a large brown envelope on his desk.

a green/brown/yellow etc leaf

the deep green leaves of the coconut trees

a red/brown/dark etc stain

There was a brown stain on the bedroom ceiling.

black/brown etc

Her shoes and handbag were brown.

brown goods British English (= electrical goods that provide entertainment at home such as televisions and stereo systems )

The company has 22 percent of the total market for brown goods.

brown goods

brown rice

brown rice

a plate of brown rice

brown sugar


Her hair was pale brown.


Both their children have blue eyes.

dark brown/pale brown

His eyes are dark brown.

dark brown/pale brown

His eyes are dark brown.


a girl with beautiful dark skin

hash browns

the leaves turn red/brown etc (= become red, brown etc )

The maple leaves had turned a fiery red.

the Smith/Jones/Brown etc family

The Smith family are living in temporary accommodation.

white/brown bread

Would you like white bread or brown bread?




Elsewhere these plains are home to the great grey owl and the shy brown bear .

Zeus got after her one morning in the guise of a brown bear .

And lo! how doth the brown bear frolic upon a bank of sempiternal moss!

White bears can creep up on seals much more easily than brown bears can.


On home-baked brown bread it takes the place of butter.

The immediate success of these fillings, and the brown bread they came in, reflected John Bull's broadening palate.

He came back with two slices of dark brown bread and a semi-transparent lump of fat on the top.

Why should popular opinion hold that brown bread or brown sugar are so much healthier than the refined, white versions?

Bread is usually white, although she buys wholegrain brown bread occasionally.

Sausages and sauerkraut with brown bread .

And guar improves the texture of brown bread .

Thus creating a succulently flavoured ham that goes perfectly with a watercress and avocado salad and a few slices of brown bread .


The addition of iron oxide produced a darker brown colour in the glaze under reducing conditions.

His crinkly hair was a glossy brown colour still unmarked by grey; his moustache was neat and trim.

This, in traditional form, is a treacly brown colour and lends a definite antique air to what you are polishing.

Make caramel sauce by cooking butter and sugar in a pan until it turns a rich brown colour .

It dyes wool a reddish brown colour , distinctively well known and often referred to in either language as crotal.

Kremer bistre ink is made to an original recipe and has a deep transparent brown colour .

If a painter wishes to paint a sombre portrait, he first covers the canvas entirely with a dull brown colour .

Strong tea can be used in the same way for a lovely brown colour .


When he brings his hands out of his pockets, the newspaper masks the brown envelope that he is holding.

The salary was packaged in a small brown envelope .

Each one was labelled with a box number and contained a large brown envelope .

It was a brown envelope with a Yale key inside.

He got out the brown envelope and spread the photographs on his lap.

That night at the meeting, Karen had a big brown envelope in her bag.

This time it was discovered in a brown envelope at the foot of a box.

No job given without whispers of brown envelopes .


Waves of lacquer black hair curved above their brown faces .

Her wrinkled brown face was surrounded by white hair.

The old McClean had his hat in his hand, his brown face turned upward into the sun.

He was wearing rough clothes, and he was about sixty, with a brown face and long grey hair.

He was a thin, tough-looking man, about forty years old, with a brown face .

At any rate Shiva's face was not among the several brown faces.

A round, plump, jolly, brown face that he remembered from back last summer, when all this business started.


She had long wavy brown hair , and a gentle, kind face.

Millar himself is a young-looking man in his mid-thirties with dark brown hair and the demeanor and bearing of a born enthusiast.

This one had lustreless brown hair , very straight, hanging about a pale, underground face.

It was warm brown hair , the color of old honey.

She had light brown hair tied, like Patsy's, with ribbon.

Marsha runs a hand through her thick, brown hair .

He had a bald spot, under a straggle of brown hair , and a ratty Fu Manchu moustache.

Drawn face, brown hair , big mouth, freckles.


Charlie's eyes settled on the officer's Sam Browne belt and brown leather shoes.

She wore brown leather shoes with pointed toes and high heels.

Skintight jeans tucked into a pair of brown leather boots and a terrific figure.

I warned him, looking down at my brown leather boots.

He was wearing a brown leather jacket, black jeans and was carrying in a blue holdall.

Then he put on the pair of brown leather cloves he had stuck into his overcoat pocket.

He was wearing a peaked cap of brown leather and a long black overcoat.


Her pups were now piled together in a cardboard box lined with an old woollen jumper and several sheets of brown paper .

The tellers began wrapping up the ballots in brown paper and masking tape.

Bob had a brown paper poke in his hand from which he was eating magic mushrooms as if they were lemon drops.

Into the picture walked a man drinking from a quart bottle of beer partially concealed in a brown paper bag.

A brown paper parcel arrived by special delivery.

To her relief, Ludovico walked in through the open front door, carrying two enormous brown paper bags.

The parcel was substantial, tightly wrapped in brown paper , crisscrossed by waxed brown twine with many knots.

Paint was flaking from door and window frames, cracked glass in an upstairs window was held together with paste and brown paper .


Serve with brown rice and a chicory and orange salad.

Mannke likes to serve his chili with beans and brown rice , which helps mop up the zesty flavors.

Wild rice , more than corn, brown rice, or oats, evokes a mood and a feeling.

Good sources include brown rice , wholewheat, bran, barley, pulses, carrots and apples.

The dish can be served as a first course or as a light dinner entree with brown rice .

Add the cooked brown rice , honey, and buttermilk and mix.


She was attractive in a plump, slovenly way, with a mass of jet-black curls, dark eyes and brown skin .

Roast chicken emerges with a crisp mahogany brown skin and tender, juicy meat.

She smeared after-sun milk on her satin brown skin before joining Steve at the table with her drink.

Opening the brown skin with his fingernail, Mitchell peeled a plantain and sliced the dry-smelling fruit lengthwise into strips.

She knew Rose's smell, her milk and sweat, her brown skin .

She was slim, five feet four inches tall, and had medium brown skin .

He had a brown skin , black hair, bright eyes and strong white teeth.

Then there are the codling; wonderful eating and nothing like that tasteless stuff you buy with a crispy brown skin .


I've put a sprinkling of brown sugar and a dash of milk on it.

In another bowl, place brown sugar , softened butter and flour; mix until mixture is lumpy.

Meanwhile place apples, water, peel and soft brown sugar and cinnamon in a pan and simmer until tender.

Combine cup brown sugar , pecans and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over batter.

Add the soy sauce, brown sugar and vinegar, and process again.

In medium bowl, combine brown sugar , cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, milk and eggs; blend well.

Cream well the brown sugar , shortening and egg.


He had refused to buy any new clothes for the wedding but the brown suit had been brushed and pressed.

Five men in brown suits sat beside each other on a bench in front of the largest structure.

His wattle throat sagged above his careful tie and clean brown suit .

Uncle Art bending over, having a coughing fit, spilling coffee on his good brown suit .

He was dressed in a crumpled brown suit with a brown shirt and tie.

She bought him a new brown suit and a new white shirt.

Fashion critics chuckled when Ronald Reagan wore his brown suits while president.


The first two are good brown trout waters.

Richard Reinwald caught the California state record brown trout .

The loch is full of wild brown trout; where a basket of thirty trout is the rule, rather than the exception.

And the fishing for brown trout on the nearby lochs is equally excellent.

These large fish are called ferox, a distinct species of brown trout that make their living by eating their smaller brethren.

The best Scourie brown trout lochs require a fair degree of fitness to reach.

Thousands of tiny salmon and brown trout died as slurry robbed the stream of oxygen.


They fought through the night to stop the brown water creeping across their back yard.

I would watch gulls wheel above the Thames while brown water laps the river walls.

Five minutes later they stood on the grassy bank looking down at the brown water .

Farther along I saw a kid standing in the gutter in a pool of brown water .

Bogwood looks particularly good and the staining gives brown water that looks very natural in the estuarine aquarium.


a brown shirt

Her skin gets really brown in the summer.


Dim lights shone in brown parlour windows and there was a trail of yellow in the purpling sky behind the chimneys.

He left and came back with a brown bag that he threw the bundles into.

His thick brown hair fell down the sides of his face.

Riker flew to the lone hill covered with tall brown grass and a few small trees.

Tall and thin, with dark brown hair, and blue eyes, he was an engineer.

The floor combined brown linoleum with brown and black tile.

There were angry feelings on her part because we weren't brown like her.

II. noun




All three stores looked lighter and brighter after the dark blues and browns of their old decor gave way to pastel colours.

Soon they will all be dark brown .

His hair was dark brown and tied back with a red string.

His skin was dark , dark brown , his head perfectly slick, his ear pierced by a tiny gold ring.

His hair was dark brown and he was struggling to grow a mustache that only made him look like a fugitive.

Its resting color in the box was not the same dark brown it seemed to like when out of the mirrored box.

Veins are often dark reddish brown and the blade somewhat ornamented by reddish brown irregular spots.


Dry-fry the chicken until golden brown .

Cook on both sides until golden brown , then drain on paper towel.

Rub a little salt and pepper into the chicken and dry-fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200C, 400F or Gas Mark 6 for 30 minutes until golden brown .

Place the almonds on a baking sheet and bake them, stirring occasionally, until golden brown , about 10 minutes.

Bake in a 400-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown .



He had a trick of chopping up frying hash browns with the edge of an empty baking powder can.

Now you can get pancakes, waffles and omelets with hash browns .

If you are having hot cakes, also order hash browns .

His western omelet comes with hash browns on the side and a superfluous garnish of an orange slice and parsley.

Some picked at plates of eggs and hash browns until the session was called to order.

An Egg McMuffin, hash browns and orange juice is more reasonable.


medium brown/blue etc

Beyond Volkswagens and medium blue cars or big black cars, Carla could not tell one car from the other.

It came in two colours, medium brown or medium grey; it shone with a slightly oily sheen.

She was slim, five feet four inches tall, and had medium brown skin.


As the farmers plow their fields, some of the pastures seem striped; others are rich brown .

As the wind breathes over it seems to find colours: yellows and browns and greens out there.

Bamboo pieces also suit rooms painted white and in shades of green, browns and neutrals.

Her hair was a thick glossy bush of pale fawn brown , not quite shoulder-length.

The rising sun slowly turns the drab greys and dull browns of the mountains to patches of pale gold and dusty pinks.

There is an enormous range of colours available, from bright reds and yellows, through buffs and browns, to purplish-black.

Thus the blacks on the boats reflect as lighter richer browns.

III. verb




Place in a hot heavy-based pan or wok and cook until lightly browned , stirring occasionally.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan and saute onion and garlic until lightly browned .

Cook the dumplings over a medium heat until they are lightly browned underneath.

Bake 30 minutes or until topping is lightly browned .

Put it in an oven-proof dish, and in the remaining fat lightly brown some sliced onions and bacon.

Add tuna patties and cook, turning once, about 6 minutes per side or until lightly browned .

Bake at 350 degrees until edges are lightly browned , 25 to 30 minutes.

Heat, add shallots and mushrooms, and saute until very lightly browned .


Turn and continue cooking until nicely browned , 2 to 3 minutes.

Place quail on rack in roasting pan and roast until nicely browned , about 9 to 10 minutes.


But the results of the Christmas consumer test will give new heart to anyone browned off by the festive ripoff syndrome.

Outside, some kids, browned off with the phone-booth, had snapped a sapling rowan in half.



Heat the oil and gently fry the spring onions without browning for a few minutes .

When hot, add fish and brown about 2 minutes per side.

Bake at 350 degrees until bread crumbs are lightly browned , about 30 minutes .

In the same skillet, cook the onion until wilted and browning , about 8 minutes .

Drop the mixture by tablespoons and brown a few minutes on each side until they are crisp.

Cook until browned , about 5 minutes .

Cook bacon in bottom of roasting pan over medium-low heat until browned , about 10 minutes .


Dry-fry the pork in a non-stick pan for a few minutes until browned on both sides .

Turn and brown on second side .

In a large saute pan, cook the pork in batches over high heat until browned on all sides .

Carefully add polenta and cook until browned on both sides , about 2 minutes on each side.

Drop corn mixture by dollops into skillet and saute until lightly browned on both sides .

Add the lamb shanks, in batches if necessary, and brown all sides , about 15 minutes.

Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in a large skillet and cook three sandwiches in margarine until browned , turning to brown both sides .



Place in a hot heavy-based pan or wok and cook until lightly browned , stirring occasionally.

Turn and continue cooking until nicely browned , 2 to 3 minutes.

Add garlic and onions and cook until slightly browned .

To make stuffing, crumble chorizo and place in a skillet. Cook until browned , about 5 minutes.

Remove and reserve with duck. Cook kielbasa until browned , about 10 minutes.


Brown the meat in a frying pan.


Cook for about 2 minutes, shaking the pan until the yams are lightly browned. 3.

Even when the blossom was browned by heavy frost just before Christmas, it took only a fortnight to recover.

In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil and saute carcasses until browned.

Once they are well browned, add the next four ingredients.

Saute until shallots are soft but not browned.

Saute, stirring often, until corn is lightly browned.

We two browned by summer stood against the blanched stonework of Cliff House.

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