Meaning of BROWN in English


/ braʊn; NAmE / adjective , noun , verb

■ adjective ( brown·er , brown·est )


having the colour of earth or coffee :

brown eyes

brown bread

dark brown shoe polish

a package wrapped in brown paper


having skin that is naturally brown or has been made brown by the sun :

( BrE )

I don't go brown very easily.

After the summer in Spain, the children were brown as berries .


- in a brown study

■ noun

[ U , C ] the colour of earth or coffee :

leaves of various shades of brown

Brown doesn't (= brown clothes do not) suit you.

■ verb

to become brown; to make sth brown :

[ v ]

Heat the butter until it browns.

The grass was browning in patches.

[ vn ]

Brown the onions before adding the meat.


- browned off (with sb/sth)



Old English brūn , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bruin and German braun .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.