Definition of brow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//braʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//braʊ//
    Mountains and valleys, Face, Facial hair
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  1. 1(literary) the part of the face above the eyes and below the hair synonym forehead The nurse mopped his fevered brow. Her brow furrowed in concentration. See related entries: Face
  2. 2 [usually plural] = eyebrow One dark brow rose in surprise. See related entries: Face, Facial hair
  3. 3[usually singular] the top part of a hill The path disappeared over the brow of the hill. See related entries: Mountains and valleys
  4. see also highbrow, lowbrow, middlebrow
    Word OriginOld English brū ‘eyelash, eyebrow’, of Germanic origin. Current senses arose in Middle English; compare with brae.Extra examples He knitted his brows in concentration. He stared at the visitors beneath a furrowed brow. His brow darkened in anger. His brow furrowed as he racked his brains over the question. His brows drew together in a worried frown when he heard the remark. His brows snapped together ferociously when he heard the remark. His hair fell over his brow as he turned his head. His shaggy grey hair fell loosely across his brow. She arched a brow when she saw the bill. She brushed back a stray lock of hair from her brow. She raised a sardonic brow. She wrinkled her brow thoughtfully.Idioms to move your eyebrows together, to show that you are thinking hard, feeling angry, etc. synonym frown His brows were knitted in a permanent frown. See related entries: Anger
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