adjective, brown·er, brown·est.
verb (used with or without object)
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
Anthony's Browning was in Monny's hand, and hidden only under her serge coat.
Monny had Anthony's Browning, and she alone understood the use of it.
Word Origin for Browning
Word Origin for brown
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.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with brown
- brown bagger
- browned off
- brownie points
- brown nose
- brown study, in a
- do up (brown)