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Brown appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Round brown bread
    (the Indian bread "Roti")
  • Black background, brown background.
  • Bake big batches of bitter brown bread.
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Brown appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (Used by Microsoft Windows as sample text; famous for its coherency; 35 letters)
  • Jay visited back home and gazed upon a brown fox and quail. (47 letters)
  • Brown jars prevented the mixture from freezing too quickly. (50 letters)
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The word brown is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun brown

What does brown mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: browns

  1. an orange of low brightness and saturation
  2. Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
  3. abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
  4. a university in Rhode Island
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of Brown: Brown University
    • 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
    • part of: Little Rhody / Ocean State / R.I. / Rhode Island / RI = a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
    • member of: Ivy League = a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige

Alternative definition of the noun brown


  1. A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
  2. [context: snooker] One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 4 points.

Definition of the adjective brown

What does brown mean as an attribute of a noun?

Brown is one of the top 100 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: browner | brownest

  1. of a color similar to that of wood or earth
  2. (of skin) deeply suntanned

Alternative definition of the adjective brown


  1. Having a brown colour.

Definition of the verb brown

What does brown mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: browned | browning | browns

  1. fry in a pan until it changes color
    • examples: brown the meat in the pan | The chefs brown the vegetables
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Jennifer baked the potatoes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Jennifer boiled the pot dry
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] in / on / with [Instrument]Jennifer boiled the pot dry on the stove
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] in / on / with [Instrument]Jennifer baked the potatoes in the oven
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Jennifer baked the potatoes to a crisp
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] in / on / with [Instrument]Jennifer baked the potatoes to a crisp in the oven
      [Instrument - solid] [Verb] [Patient]This oven bakes potatoes
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb]The potatoes baked
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective]Pots boil dry
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective] in / on / with [Instrument]Pots boil dry on the stove
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state]Potatoes bake to a crisp
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] in / on / with [Instrument]Potatoes bake to a crisp in the oven

      Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): bake, barbecue, blanch, boil, braise, broil, char, coddle, cook, crisp, deep-fry, french-fry, fry, grill, heat, microwave, overcook, overheat, pan-broil, pan-fry, parboil, parch, percolate, perk, plank, poach, reheat, rissole, roast, saute, scald, scallop, sear, shirr, simmer, steam, steep, stew, toast, warm up.

    • domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: cook = transform and make suitable for consumption by heating
  2. make brown in color


  1. Brown a.k.a. Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island.
  2. Brown a.k.a. Brown, California: Brown is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 9 miles north-northwest of Inyokern, at an elevation of 2392 feet.
  3. Brown a.k.a. Brown, Oklahoma: Brown is an unincorporated community in Bryan County, Oklahoma. It is located 13 miles northwest of Durant, Oklahoma. It had a post office from July 3, 1913 until July 15, 1927. It was named after its first postmaster, Robert H. Brown.
  4. Brown a.k.a. Brown Township is one of the twelve townships of Miami County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,554 people in the township, 1,044 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

There are other places with in their name, like Brown Bay, Brown City, Brown Deer, Brown Edge, Brown Hill, Brown Lake, Fort Brown, Owen Brown, Brown truss, Mount Brown, Brown County, Brown's Town, Brown College, Brown Springs, Brown Building, Brown Mountain, Castello Brown, Tom Brown Park.


  1. Brown a.k.a. Uwe Schmidt, also known as Atom™, Atom Heart, or Señor Coconut, is a German composer, musician and producer of electronic music. He is often regarded as the father of electrolatino, electrogospel, and aciton music.
  2. Brown a.k.a. James Brown: James E. Brown was an American film and TV actor best known for his role as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters in all 166 episodes of the 1954-1959 ABC Western television series, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.
  3. Brown a.k.a. Lew Brown was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States.
  4. Brown a.k.a. Dominic Brown is an English independent documentary filmmaker, based in London.
  5. Brown a.k.a. Bernard B. Brown was an American sound engineer and composer, who wrote the scores for many early animated cartoons produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures. He won an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording and was nominated for seven more in the same category. He was also nominated three times in the category Best Visual Effects. He worked on more than 520 films between 1930 and 1958.
  6. Brown was an English first-class cricketer associated with Marylebone Cricket Club who was active in the 1810s. He is recorded in one match in 1814, totalling 11 runs with a highest score of 7 not out.
    • born in (226 years ago) in England
    • nationality: England
    • profession: Cricketer
  7. Brown was an English cricketer who made 2 known appearances in major cricket matches from 1789 to 1791. He was mainly associated with Middlesex.
  8. Brown a.k.a. John Brown: John Dowell Brown was an English cricketer. Brown was a left-handed batsman who bowled slow left-arm orthodox. He was born at Coventry, Warwickshire.

There are other people with in their name, like Abe Brown, Ada Brown, Aja Brown, Alf Brown, Ali Brown, Amy Brown, Ann Brown, Ari Brown, Art Brown, Aya Brown and many others.


Brown is a musical group.

  • albums: "Brown", "Półświatło"


  1. Brown is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Departed.
  2. Brown is a fictional character from the 2009 thriller film Exam.

There are other characters with in their name, like lt brown, Mr Brown, Abe Brown, Ann Brown, Ben Brown, Bob Brown, Brown Owl, Bud Brown, Dr. Brown, Fiz Brown, Jan Brown, Jay Brown, Jim Brown, Kim Brown, Liz Brown, Lou Brown, Mac Brown, Mr. Brown, Mrs Brown and Ray Brown.


  1. "Brown" is the second studio album by metal group P.O.D.. The album was released on Rescue Records. It was initially released on October 8, 1996, and sold out quickly. The original issue is considered a very desirable collectible by fans and has different artwork. It was remastered, remixed and re-released in 2000 by Diamante. Many fans prefer the chunkier sound of the original issue.
  2. "Brown" is the debut album of the Experimental band Grotus.
  3. "Brown" is a musical album of Uwe Schmidt.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  4. "Brown" is an album that was nominated for Best R&B/Soul Recording in the 2000 Juno Awards.
    • artist: Ivana Santilli
    • released in (17 years ago)
    • award: - Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year nomination for Ivana Santilli
  5. "Brown" is a musical single of Mamá Ladilla.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  6. "Brown" is a musical album of Brown.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  7. "Brown" is a musical album of Interlard.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  8. "Brown" is a musical EP of Cepia.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  9. "Brown" is a composition.
  10. "Brown" a.k.a. "Esmer" is a musical album of Rober Hatemo.


"Brown" is a book by Richard Rodriguez.

  • genres: Autobiography, Sociology, Biography
  • subjects: United States of America, History of the United States, Demographics of the United States, Erotica, History, Social history
  • award: - National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction nomination for Richard Rodriguez


"Brown" is a 2012 short film directed by Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler.

  • country: United States of America
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Documentary film, Biographical film, Historical Documentaries
  • released in (4 years ago)


  1. Brown is the color of dark wood or rich soil. It is a composite color; in printing or painting, it is made by combining red, black and yellow, or red, yellow and blue. In the RGB color model used to make colors on television screens and computer monitors, it is made by combining red and green, in specific proportions. The color is seen widely in nature, in wood, soil, and human hair color, eye color and skin pigmentation. In Europe and the United States, it is the color most often associated with plainness, humility, the rustic, and poverty. It is also, according to public opinion surveys in Europe and the United States, the least favorite color of the public.
  2. Brown or Brown people is a racial and ethnic classification. Like black people and white people, it is a metaphor for race based on human skin color. In racialist anthropology, the color brown and the term brown people was used to describe a series of hypothesized racial groups that included various populations from North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Western Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Latin America and South America. In Brazil, brown people is a cognate term for pardo. In North America, both Latinos and South Asians sometimes self-identify or are described as brown people.
    • also known as Brown people
  3. Brown is a breed coloring.
  4. Brown is an educational institution, school.
  5. Brown is not a true coat color. All "brown" horses are either genetically bay if they carry the "E" gene or genetically chestnut if they do not. Without genetic testing, however, a chestnut or bay horse may be called "brown" if there is little red in its coat.
  6. Brown is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southeast part of the Moon, to the southwest of the prominent ray crater Tycho. Northwest of Brown is the crater Wilhelm, and to the west is Montanari.

Phrases with Brown

  1. Brown Ht
  2. Brown ale
  3. brown ash
  4. Brown Bag
  5. brown bat
  6. brown cup
  7. Brown Eye
  8. Brown Jay
  9. brown man
  10. brown oak
  11. brown out
  12. Brown Owl
  13. brown rat
  14. Brown Ray
  15. brown rot
  16. Brown-Bag
  17. brown alga
  18. brown bear
  19. brown bent
  20. red-brown

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Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Brown bear - cheetah (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The brown rat is one of the world's most widespread and abundant mammals. It is considerably larger than its close relative, the ship, or black, rat, reaching up to 11 inches (28 cm) from nose to the base of the tail and weighing up to \% pounds ...

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Quotes about Brown

Like Noel Brown and Scotty, they recorded as the Chosen Few, and I recorded as Dennis Brown then. (Dennis Brown)
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Scrabble value of B3R1O1W4N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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