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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)

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.

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?)."