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Meaning of BROW

Pronunciation:  braw

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the arch of hair above each eye
  2. [n]  the part of the face above the eyes
  3. [n]  the peak of a hill; "the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"
 

BROW is a 4 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: eyebrow, forehead, hilltop, supercilium
 
 See Also: crest, crinion, crown, face, feature, hair, human face, lineament, peak, summit, tip, top, trichion, venae palpebrales

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Brow\, n. [OE. browe, bruwe, AS. br?; akin to AS. br?w,
    bre['a]w, eyelid, OFries. br[=e], D. braauw, Icel. br[=a],
    br?n, OHG. pr[=a]wa, G. braue, OSlav. br?v?, Russ. brove, Ir.
    brai, Ir. & Gael. abhra, Armor. abrant, Gr. ?, Skr. bhr?. Cf.
    {Bray} a bank, {Bridge}.]
    1. The prominent ridge over the eye, with the hair that
       covers it, forming an arch above the orbit.
    
             And his arched brow, pulled o'er his eyes, With
             solemn proof proclaims him wise.      --Churchill.
    
    2. The hair that covers the brow (ridge over the eyes); the
       eyebrow.
    
             'T is not your inky brows, your brack silk hair.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    3. The forehead; as, a feverish brow.
    
             Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow. --Shak.
    
    4. The general air of the countenance.
    
             To whom thus Satan with contemptuous brow. --Milton.
    
             He told them with a masterly brow.    --Milton.
    
    5. The edge or projecting upper part of a steep place; as,
       the brow of a precipice; the brow of a hill.
    
    {To bend the brow}, {To knit the brows}, to frown; to scowl.
    
    
  2. \Brow\, v. t.
    To bound to limit; to be at, or form, the edge of. [R.]
    
          Tending my flocks hard by i' the hilly crofts That brow
          this bottom glade.                       --Milton.
    
    
 
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