Meaning of BROWN in English


I. Brown, Capability BrE AmE

(1716–83) a British garden designer, who planned many large and famous gardens in castles and large country houses in England. One of his best-known gardens is at ↑ Blenheim Palace .

II. Brown, Charlie BrE AmE trademark

a character from the US ↑ cartoon strip called Peanuts by Charles Schultz. Charlie Brown is a nice boy who is not very confident and is often unlucky. He has a pet dog called Snoopy.

III. Brown, Dan BrE AmE

(1964-) an American writer who has written many popular books, including The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons

IV. Brown, Gordon BrE AmE

(1951–) a British politician in the Labour Party who became Prime Minister in 2007. Before that, he was Chancellor of the Exchequer under Tony Blair from 1997 to 2007.

V. Brown, James BrE AmE

(1928–2008) a US popular musician, singer, and songwriter, regarded as one of the greatest ↑ soul singers ever and known for his exciting stage performances. His songs include Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (1965) and Sex Machine (1970). He is known as ‘the Godfather of Soul’.

VI. Brown, Jerry BrE AmE

(1938–) a US politician who was governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and known as ‘Governor Moonbeam’, because of his ↑ psychic beliefs. He ran for the US presidency three times. He was the ↑ mayor of Oakland, California from 1998 until 2006, and is known for being ↑ left-wing . He became Attorney General of California in 2007.

VII. Brown, Jim /dʒɪm/ BrE AmE

(1936–) a US football player who set a record for making ↑ touchdown s when he played for the Cleveland Browns team. He later became an actor.

VIII. Brown, John BrE AmE

(1800–59) a US ABOLUTIONIST (=someone who worked to end slavery) who tried to use violence to end slavery. With followers, he took over a government weapons establishment at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. He was caught and hanged for ↑ treason . Many people felt that he was a ↑ martyr (=someone who dies for a just or holy cause) , and during the American Civil War, a song called John Brown's Body became popular in the North. The song is still well known and contains the words John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,/But his soul goes marching on.

IX. Brown, Sir Arthur Whitten BrE AmE

⇨ ↑ Alcock and Brown

X. Brown, Ti ‧ na /ˈtiːnə/ BrE AmE

(1953–) a US ↑ journalist who was born in the UK. She was the ↑ editor of the New Yorker magazine until 1998, and was formerly the editor of two other magazines, Tatler and Vanity Fair . She also wrote The Diana Chronicles (2007), a ↑ biography of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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