Definition of "brown" []

  • Any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue that are medium to low in lightness and low to moderate in saturation. (noun)
  • Of the color brown. (adjective)
  • Having a brownish or dark skin color. (adjective)
  • Often Offensive Of or being a person of nonwhite origin. (adjective)
  • Deeply suntanned. (adjective)
  • Any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620–585 nanometres (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A dye or pigment producing these colours (noun)
  • Brown cloth or clothing (noun)
  • Any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc, such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae (noun)
  • Of the colour brown (adjective)
  • (of bread) made from a flour that has not been bleached or bolted, such as wheatmeal or wholemeal flour (adjective)
  • Deeply tanned or sunburnt (adjective)
  • To make (esp food as a result of cooking) brown or (esp of food) to become brown (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "brown" in a sentence
  • "The wide acceptation of the term brown has occasioned much confusion in the naming of colours, since broken colours in which red, &c. predominate, have been improperly called brown."
  • "The term brown bear is commonly used to refer to the members of this species found in coastal areas where salmon is the primary food source."
  • "In Connective Tissue the brown is the bizarre world stuff and the bluish tinted work is the “real world” (or is it?)."