- Elizabeth Bar·rett [bar-it] /ˈbær ɪt/, 1806–61, English poet.
- John Moses,1885–1926, U.S. designer of firearms.
- Robert,1812–89, English poet (husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning).
- a dark tertiary color with a yellowish or reddish hue.
- Offensive. a person whose skin has a light- or dark-brown pigmentation.
- of the color brown.
- (of animals) having skin, fur, hair, or feathers of that color.
- sunburned or tanned.
- Often Offensive. (of human beings) having the skin naturally pigmented a brown color.
- to make or become brown.
- to fry, sauté, or scorch slightly in cooking: to brown onions before adding them to the stew. The potatoes browned in the pan.
- brown out, to subject to a brownout: The power failure browned out the southern half of the state.
- browned off, Slang. angry; fed up.
- do it up brown, Informal. to do thoroughly: When they entertain, they really do it up brown.
Origin of brown
Related Words for browningsear, evaporate, scorch, toast, blight, sizzle, grill, crackle, fizzle, roast, sputter, broil, baking, steaming, heating, sizzling, boiling, simmering, roasting, broiling
Examples from the Web for browning
Contemporary Examples of browning
In August 1949 Browning returned to the United States, where he took two more degrees, in Politics and Public Affairs.Week in Death: Earl Browning, the Moral Spy
November 10, 2013
Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first movie, went so far as to test out Browning as Bella.‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Fans Need to Chill
September 5, 2013
Browning feels similarly: “I have no idea how that stuff works.”
Options for the likes of Steely and Browning are set to improve in the fall.
From the former, I learned that you can broil pot roast instead of browning it in a skillet.Your Friday Gadget Chef Recipe: Two Day Soup
November 9, 2012
Historical Examples of browning
And he's likely to talk the most execrable slang, or to quote Browning.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
To her reference to Browning then, Vavasor did not venture a reply.Weighed and Wanting
Browning jeered at this belief, to be in turn contradicted by Swinburne.The Man Shakespeare
Monny had Anthony's Browning, and she alone understood the use of it.
Anthony's Browning was in Monny's hand, and hidden only under her serge coat.
- British a substance used to darken soups, gravies, etc
- Elizabeth Barrett . 1806–61, English poet and critic; author of the Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
- her husband, Robert . 1812–89, English poet, noted for his dramatic monologues and The Ring and the Book (1868–69)
- Also called: Browning automatic rifle a portable gas-operated air-cooled automatic rifle using .30 calibre ammunition and capable of firing between 200 and 350 rounds per minuteAbbreviation: BAR
- Also called: Browning machine gun a water-cooled automatic machine gun using .30 or .50 calibre ammunition and capable of firing over 500 rounds per minute
Word Origin for Browning
- any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620–585 nanometres
- a dye or pigment producing these colours
- brown cloth or clothingdressed in brown
- any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc, such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae
- of the colour brown
- (of bread) made from a flour that has not been bleached or bolted, such as wheatmeal or wholemeal flour
- deeply tanned or sunburnt
- to make (esp food as a result of cooking) brown or (esp of food) to become brown
Word Origin for brown
- Sir Arthur Whitten (ˈwɪt ə n). 1886–1948, British aviator who with J.W. Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
- Ford Madox . 1821–93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
- George (Alfred), Lord George-Brown. 1914–85, British Labour politician; vice-chairman and deputy leader of the Labour party (1960–70); foreign secretary 1966–68
- George Mackay . 1921–96, Scottish poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His works, which include the novels Greenvoe (1972) and Magnus (1973), reflect the history and culture of Orkney
- (James) Gordon . born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997–2007); prime minister (2007–10)
- Herbert Charles . 1912–2004, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
- James . 1933–2006, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
- John . 1800–59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
- Lancelot, called Capability Brown . 1716–83, British landscape gardener
- Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
- Robert . 1773–1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids
one of a range of U.S.-made weapons, 1905, named for inventor, John M. Browning (1855-1926) of Utah.
Old English brun "dark, dusky," developing a definite color sense only 13c., from Proto-Germanic *brunaz (cf. Old Norse brunn, Danish brun, Old Frisian and Old High German brun, Dutch bruin, German braun), from PIE *bher- (3) "shining, brown" (cf. Lithuanian beras "brown"), related to *bheros "dark animal" (cf. beaver, bear (n.), and Greek phrynos "toad," literally "the brown animal").
The Old English word also had a sense of "brightness, shining," preserved only in burnish. The Germanic word was adopted into Romanic (e.g. Middle Latin brunus, Italian and Spanish bruno, French brun). Brown Bess, slang name for old British Army flintlock musket, first recorded 1785.
c.1300, "to become brown," from brown (adj.). From 1560s as "to make brown." Related: Browned; browning.
"brown color," c.1600, from brown (adj.).
- American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
In addition to the idioms beginning with brown
- brown bagger
- browned off
- brownie points
- brown nose
- brown study, in a
- do up (brown)