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Definition 1: a university in Rhode Island - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for brown in the sense of this definition

(brown is an instance of ...) establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

(... is part of brown) a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state

(... is a member of brown) a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige

Definition 2: an orange of low brightness and saturation - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for brown in the sense of this definition

(brown is a kind of ...) a color that has hue

(... is a kind of brown ) a shade of brown tinged with green

(... is a kind of brown ) a color varying from dark purplish brown to dark red

(... is a kind of brown ) a medium to dark tan color

(... is a kind of brown ) a shade of brown with a tinge of red

(... is a kind of brown ) a dark brown color

(... is a kind of brown ) a brown that is light but unsaturated

(... is a kind of brown ) a shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish; it is a greenish shade of brown when used to describe the color of someone's eyes

(... is a kind of brown ) a medium brown to dark-brown color

(... is a kind of brown ) the brown color of chestnuts

(... is a kind of brown ) a moderate brown color

(... is a kind of brown ) a greyish brown

Definition 3: abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for brown in the sense of this definition

(brown is an instance of ...) a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

Definition 4: Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for brown in the sense of this definition

(brown is an instance of ...) a biologist specializing in the study of plants

Definition 5: fry in a pan until it changes color - [verb of change]

Samples where brown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brown the meat in the pan

(brown is a kind of ...) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

(brown belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 6: make brown in color - [verb of change]

Samples where brown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard

Synonyms for brown in the sense of this definition

(brown is a kind of ...) add color to

"The child colored the drawings" "Fall colored the trees" "colorize black and white film"

Definition 7: (of skin) deeply suntanned - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for brown in the sense of this definition

(brown is similar to ...) marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes

"a brunette beauty"

Definition 8: of a color similar to that of wood or earth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for brown in the sense of this definition

(brown is similar to ...) being or having or characterized by hue

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