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English noun: fawn

1. fawn (attribute) a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color


SamplesShe wore dun.


Synonymsdun, grayish brown, greyish brown


Broader (hypernym)light brown

2. fawn (animal) a young deer


Broader (hypernym)cervid, deer, young mammal


English verb: fawn

1. fawn (motion) show submission or fear


Synonymscower, crawl, creep, cringe, grovel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

2. fawn (communication) try to gain favor by cringing or flattering


SamplesHe is always kowtowing to his boss.


ExamplesSam and Sue fawn


Synonymsbootlick, kotow, kowtow, suck up, toady, truckle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)blandish, flatter


Narrower (hyponym)court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour

3. fawn (body) have fawns


SamplesDeer fawn.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have









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