Meaning of BROWN in English
adj., n., & v.
1. having the colour produced by mixing red, yellow, and black, as of dark wood or rich soil.
2 dark-skinned or suntanned.
3 (of bread) made from a dark flour as wholemeal or wheatmeal.
4 (of species or varieties) distinguished by brown coloration.
1. a brown colour or pigment.
2 brown clothes or material (dressed in brown).
3 (in a game or sport) a brown ball, piece, etc.
4 (prec. by the) Brit. a brown mass of flying game-birds.
--v.tr. & intr. make or become brown by cooking, sunburn, etc.
Phrases and idioms:
brown ale a dark, mild, bottled beer. brown bear a large N. American brown bear, Ursus arctos. brown coal LIGNITE. browned off Brit. sl. fed up, disheartened. brown fat a dark-coloured adipose tissue with a rich supply of blood vessels. brown holland see HOLLAND. brown owl
1. any of various owls, esp. the tawny owl.
2 (Brown Owl) an adult leader of a Brownie Guides pack. brown rice unpolished rice with only the husk of the grain removed. Brown-shirt a Nazi; a member of a fascist organization. brown sugar unrefined or partially refined sugar. in a brown study see STUDY.
brownish adj. brownness n. browny adj.
Etymology: OE brun f. Gmc
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012