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Meaning of CLOWN

Pronunciation:  klawn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
  2. [n]  a rude or vulgar fool
  3. [v]  act as or like a clown

CLOWN is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: antic, buffoon, clown around, merry andrew
 See Also: comedian, comic, Emmett Kelly, fool, harlequin, jest, jester, joke, Kelly, muggins, Pantaloon, sap, saphead, tomfool, Weary Willie, whiteface, zany



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clown\ (kloun), n. [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish
    fellow, North Fries. kl["o]nne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log,
    Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]
    1. A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an
       ill-bred person; a boor. --Sir P. Sidney.
    2. One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.
             The clown, the child of nature, without guile.
    3. The fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc.
             The clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are
             tickle o'the sere.                    --Shak.
  2. \Clown\, v. i.
    To act as a clown; -- with it. [Obs.]
          Beshrew me, he clowns it properly indeed. --B. Jonson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a clown in you dream, symbolizes absurdity, light-heartedness, and a childish side to your own character. The countenance of the clown is a reflection of your own feelings and emotions. Whether it is a happy clown or a sad clown, that will help guide you through how you may be feeling. The actions of the clown means your uninhibited nature. Alternatively, it is an indication of your thoughtless actions. If you have a fear or phobia of clowns, the clown may represent a mysterious person in your life who mean you harm. Somebody you know may not be who they appear to be. Or somebody may be pretending to be somebody they are not and are hiding under a facade.
Thesaurus Terms
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