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English adjective: brown

1. brown of a color similar to that of wood or earth


Synonymsbrownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

2. brown (of skin) deeply suntanned


Synonymsbrowned


Similarbrunet, brunette


Antonymsblond, blonde, light-haired


English noun: brown

1. brown (attribute) an orange of low brightness and saturation


Synonymsbrownness


Broader (hypernym)chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour


Narrower (hyponym)buff, burnt sienna, burnt umber, caramel, caramel brown, chestnut, chocolate, coffee, deep brown, hazel, light brown, mahogany, mocha, olive brown, puce, raw sienna, reddish brown, sepia, taupe, umber, Vandyke brown, Venetian red, yellowish brown

2. Brown (person) Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)


SynonymsRobert Brown


Instance hypernymbotanist, phytologist, plant scientist

3. Brown (person) abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)


SynonymsJohn Brown


Instance hypernymabolitionist, emancipationist

4. Brown (artifact) a university in Rhode Island


SynonymsBrown University


Instance hypernymuniversity


Part meronymLittle Rhody, Ocean State, Rhode Island, RI


Member meronymIvy League


English verb: brown

1. brown (change) fry in a pan until it changes color


SamplesBrown the meat in the pan.


ExamplesThe chefs brown the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. brown (change) make brown in color


SamplesThe draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard.


Synonymsembrown


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize









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