- a reddish-brown or golden-brown color.
- having auburn color: auburn hair.
Origin of auburn
- a city in central New York: state prison.
- a city in E Alabama.
- a city in W central Washington.
- a city in SW Maine, on the Androscoggin River.
- a city in central Massachusetts.
Examples from the Web for auburn
Contemporary Examples of auburn
McCarron was regarded by many as a prime candidate for the Heisman until the loss to Auburn.The Heisman ‘Bad Boys’: Jameis Winston, Johnny Manziel, and Who Should Really Win
December 14, 2013
The kick was predictably short, and Auburn unpredictably returned it for a touchdown.Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s Folly: Great Coaches Protect Their Players
December 2, 2013
Last spring, Ellie Claxton, a 19-year-old freshman at Auburn University, entered a contest.Meet Lulu: An App That Lets Girls Rate Guys Anonymously
August 22, 2013
After serving six years in the CIA, he is now retired and lives in Auburn, Alabama.What It Takes to Protect Obama on a Middle East Trip
March 19, 2013
They deserve their outing, Auburn Police Chief Phillip Crowell told The Daily Beast.‘Zumba Madam’ Allegedly Used Maine Dance Studio As Brothel and Made Videos of Customers
October 18, 2012
Historical Examples of auburn
This was of gold—not red, not auburn, not flaxen, but pure and living gold.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
Flame-colour is a mixture of auburn and dun; dun of white and black; yellow of white and auburn.Timaeus
There were two gold-plated and two rubber ones of an auburn hue.
She was a slim girl, with a lot of auburn hair which was docked.The Paliser case
You would have said that every auburn hair of the general's head and beard was a vital thing.The Long Roll
- a moderate reddish-brown colour
- (as adjective)auburn hair
Word Origin for auburn
Word Origin and History for auburn
early 15c., from Old French auborne, from Medieval Latin alburnus "off-white, whitish," from Latin albus "white" (see alb). It came to English meaning "yellowish-white, flaxen," but shifted 16c. to "reddish-brown" under influence of Middle English brun "brown," which also changed the spelling.