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Browning

[ brou-ning ]

noun

  1. Elizabeth Bar·rett [bar, -it], 1806–61, English poet.
  2. John Moses, 1885–1926, U.S. designer of firearms.
  3. Robert, 1812–89, English poet (husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning).


Browning

1

/ ˈbraʊnɪŋ /

noun

  1. BrowningElizabeth Barrett18061861FEnglishWRITING: poetWRITING: critic Elizabeth Barrett . 1806–61, English poet and critic; author of the Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
  2. BrowningRobert18121889MEnglishWRITING: poet her husband, Robert . 1812–89, English poet, noted for his dramatic monologues and The Ring and the Book (1868–69)


browning

2

/ ˈbraʊnɪŋ /

noun

  1. a substance used to darken soups, gravies, etc

Browning

3

/ ˈbraʊnɪŋ /

noun

  1. Also calledBrowning automatic rifle a portable gas-operated air-cooled automatic rifle using .30 calibre ammunition and capable of firing between 200 and 350 rounds per minute BAR
  2. Also calledBrowning machine gun a water-cooled automatic machine gun using .30 or .50 calibre ammunition and capable of firing over 500 rounds per minute

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Browning1

C20: named after John M. Browning (1855–1926), American designer of firearms

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Example Sentences

What’s more, the type of nature someone finds relaxing could be highly individual, based perhaps on their familiarity with a particular landscape, says Browning.

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People who live in greener areas also tend to have lower health care costs, says Browning.

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It got help early in the second quarter on a fantastic defensive play by blitzing Buckeye Baron Browning, who hugged Jones briefly, popped out the ball and hopped on it himself at the Alabama 19 to set up a touchdown.

Kim and Browning have, indeed, been increasingly influential in city politics in recent years.

Also, Browning says he typically operates the jet suit near the ground for safety reasons.

In August 1949 Browning returned to the United States, where he took two more degrees, in Politics and Public Affairs.

Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first movie, went so far as to test out Browning as Bella.

The 21-year-old was crowned Miss Utah on October 27, 2012, at the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts in Ogden, Utah.

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.

I will drop his photograph into the fire, and tear the fly-leaf out of the Mrs. Browning he gave me.

Fanchon is deeply interested in the bacon omelette as she watches it browning and sputtering over the fire.

Far and wide stretched the pleasant Auvergne country; corn-land and orchard, green but browning with the dying summer.

She was indeed browning the coffee with a vengeance; she was burning it black—fairly to cinders.

It was Bruce Browning, who, after all, had found it impossible to remain at the cottage.

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