Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brown

4 senses of brown

Sense 1
brown, brownness -- (an orange of low brightness and saturation)
       => chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour -- (a color that has hue)

Sense 2
Brown, Robert Brown -- (Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858))
       INSTANCE OF=> botanist, phytologist, plant scientist -- (a biologist specializing in the study of plants)

Sense 3
Brown, John Brown -- (abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859))
       INSTANCE OF=> abolitionist, emancipationist -- (a reformer who favors abolishing slavery)

Sense 4
Brown University, Brown -- (a university in Rhode Island)
       INSTANCE OF=> university -- (establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb brown

2 senses of brown

Sense 1
brown -- (fry in a pan until it changes color; "brown the meat in the pan")
       => cook -- (transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes")

Sense 2
embrown, brown -- (make brown in color; "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard")
       => color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")

Antonyms of adj brown

2 senses of brown

Sense 1
brown, brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown -- (of a color similar to that of wood or earth)

INDIRECT (VIA chromatic) -> achromatic, neutral -- (having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white")

Sense 2
brown, browned -- ((of skin) deeply suntanned)

INDIRECT (VIA brunet) -> blond, blonde, light-haired -- (being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes; "blond Scandinavians"; "a house full of light-haired children")

Similarity of adj brown

2 senses of brown

Sense 1
brown, brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown -- (of a color similar to that of wood or earth)
       => chromatic (vs. achromatic) -- (being or having or characterized by hue)

Sense 2
brown, browned -- ((of skin) deeply suntanned)
       => brunet (vs. blond), brunette -- (marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty")

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