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meanings of brown


  1. Any of certain species of nymphalid butterflies of subfamily Satyrinae, such as those of the genera Heteronympha and Melanitis.
  2. One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 4 points.
  3. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of subfamily Satyrinae (formerly the family Satyridae).
  4. A copper coin.
  5. A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
  6. A person of Middle Eastern, Latino or South Asian descent; a brown-skinned person; someone of mulatto or biracial appearance.
  7. Alternative letter-case form of brown (“person with a dark complexion").
  8. Black tar heroin.
  9. A brown trout (Salmo trutta).
  10. A brown horse or other animal.


  1. Brown University.
  2. An unincorporated community in Louisiana; named for landowner George W. Brown.
  3. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma; named for postmaster Robert H. Brown.
  4. An unincorporated community in West Virginia; named for early settler John Brown.
  5. A ghost town in Nevada.
  6. An Irish surname of Anglo-Norman origin, a translation of de Brún.
  7. An English and Scottish surname​.
  8. An unincorporated community in California; named for hotelier George Brown.
  9. (countable) A surname​.
  10. A locale in the United States.


  1. Alternative letter-case form of brown (“of a dark complexion").
  2. South Asian.
  3. Gloomy.
  4. (sometimes capitalized) Of or relating to any of various ethnic groups having dark pigmentation of the skin.
  5. Southeast Asian.
  6. Latino.
  7. Having a brown colour.


  1. To give a bright brown colour to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coating of oxide on their surface.
  2. To cook something until it becomes brown.
  3. To become brown.
  4. To turn progressively more Middle Eastern, Hispanic or Latino, in the context of the population of a geographic region.
  5. To treat with deference, or respect.
  6. To make brown or dusky.
  7. To tan.

brown frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word brown occurs in english on average 122.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics brown can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that brown can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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