see also: Brown
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (countable and uncountable) A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
    The browns and greens in this painting give it a nice woodsy feel.
  2. (snooker, countable) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 4 points.
  3. (uncountable) Black tar heroin.
  4. (slang, archaic, countable) A copper coin.
  5. A brown horse or other animal.
  6. (sometimes capitalised, countable) A person of Middle Eastern, Latino or South Asian descent; a brown-skinned person; someone of mulatto or biracial appearance.
  7. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of subfamily Satyrinae (formerly the family Satyridae).
  8. (entomology) Any of certain species of nymphalid butterflies of subfamily Satyrinae, such as those of the genera Heteronympha and Melanitis.
Translations Adjective

brown (comparative browner, superlative brownest)

  1. Having a brown colour.
    Antonyms: nonbrown
  2. (obsolete) Gloomy.
  3. (sometimes capitalized) Of or relating to any of various ethnic groups having dark pigmentation of the skin.
    1. (US) Latino
    2. (of Asians) South Asian
    3. (of East Asians) Southeast Asian
Translations Verb

brown (browns, present participle browning; past and past participle browned)

  1. (intransitive) To become brown.
    Fry the onions until they brown.
  2. (cooking, transitive) To cook something until it becomes brown.
    Brown the onions in a large frying pan.
  3. (intransitive, transitive) To tan.
    Light-skinned people tend to brown when exposed to the sun.
  4. (transitive) To make brown or dusky.
  5. (transitive) To give a bright brown colour to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coating of oxide on their surface.
  6. (demography, transitive, intransitive, slang, ethnic slur, usually, derogatory, offensive) To turn progressively more Middle Eastern, Hispanic or Latino, in the context of the population of a geographic region.
    the browning of America
  7. (transitive) To treat with deference, or respect.
  • French: brunir
  • German: bräunen, anbräunen
  • Portuguese: acastanhar
  • Spanish: pardear
Translations Related terms
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. Surname of Anglo-Norman origin, a translation of de Brún.
  3. A locale in US.
    1. An unincorporated community in California, ;.
    2. An unincorporated community in Louisiana, ;.
    3. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma, ;.
    4. An unincorporated community in West Virginia, ;.
    5. A ghost town in Nevada.
  4. topics en Brown University.
  • Russian: Бра́ун
Translations Noun

brown (plural browns)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of brown (“person with a dark complexion”)


  1. Alternative letter-case form of brown (“of a dark complexion”)

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