Meaning of BROWN in English
/ braʊn; NAmE / adjective , noun , verb
■ adjective ( brown·er , brown·est )
having the colour of earth or coffee :
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
[ U , C ] the colour of earth or coffee :
leaves of various shades of brown
Brown doesn't (= brown clothes do not) suit you.
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. 2005