1. [ adjective ] (color) of a color similar to that of wood or earth
Synonyms: dark-brown brownish
Related terms: chromatic
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5
3. [ noun ] (color) an orange of low brightness and saturation
Synonyms: brownness
Related terms: chromatic_color yellowish_brown light_brown reddish_brown taupe olive_brown puce chocolate Vandyke_brown
4. [ verb ] (food) fry in a pan until it changes color

"brown the meat in the pan"

Related terms: cook cooking
5. [ noun ] (biology,botany) Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
Synonyms: robert_brown
Related terms: botanist
6. [ noun ] (education) a university in Rhode Island
Synonyms: brown_university
Related terms: university ivy_league Rhode_Island
7. [ noun ] (politics) abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)
Synonyms: john_brown
Related terms: abolitionist
Similar spelling:   browne