brow

[ brou ]
/ braʊ /

noun

Anatomy. the ridge over the eye.
the hair growing on that ridge; eyebrow.
the forehead: He wore his hat low over his brow.
a person's countenance or mien.
the edge of a steep place: She looked down over the brow of the hill.

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Origin of brow

before 1000; Middle English browe,Old English brū; akin to Old Norse brūn,Sanskrit bhrūs

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH brow

brows , browse
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British Dictionary definitions for brow

brow
/ (braʊ) /

noun

the part of the face from the eyes to the hairline; forehead
short for eyebrow
the expression of the face; countenancea troubled brow
the top of a mine shaft; pithead
the jutting top of a hill, etc
Northern English dialect a steep slope on a road

Word Origin for brow

Old English brū; related to Old Norse brūn eyebrow, Lithuanian bruvis, Greek ophrus, Sanskrit bhrūs
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Medical definitions for brow

brow
[ brou ]

n.

The eyebrow.
forehead
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Idioms and Phrases with brow

brow

see by the sweat of one's brow; cause raised eyebrows.

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