Definition of brown adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//braʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//braʊn//
    (browner, brownest)
    jump to other results
  1. 1  having the colour of earth or coffee brown eyes brown bread dark brown shoe polish a package wrapped in brown paper
  2. 2  having skin that is naturally brown or has been made brown by the sun (British English) I don't go brown very easily. After the summer in Spain, the children were brown as berries.
  3. Word OriginOld English brūn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bruin and German braun.Extra examples The once-green fields were now uniformly brown. a lovely warm brown colour her dark brown eyes monkeys with bright brown fur He looked very brown after the cruise. bright brown eyes lovely warm browns and goldsIdioms (old-fashioned, British English) thinking deeply so that you do not notice what is happening around you
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brown