brown adj


  1. Tree-colored; color of dead leaves in autumn; hue of declining vegetation in the fall season; mixture of red, black, and yellow.
  2. Earth-colored; hue of dirt; [fig.] ripe; mature; ready to harvest.
  3. Dark; twilit; benighted; crepuscular; [fig.] gloomy; serious; grim; dismal; cheerless; funereal.
  4. Not blue, green, or hazel colored; darker-colored iris; [fig.] sad; hopeless; lonely; pitiful; unhappy; lackluster; without light.

brown n

see brown, adj.

  1. Dark material; earth-colored fabric; [fig.] dusky-colored feathers.
  2. Earth; dirt; soil; humus; ground; matter; [fig.] nature; mortality; earthly experience.