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Meaning of DUN

Pronunciation:  dun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  horse of a dull brownish gray color
  2. [n]  a color varying around light grayish brown; "she wore a dun raincoat"
  3. [adj]  of a dull grayish brown to brownish gray color; "the dun and dreary prairie"
  4. [v]  make a dun color
  5. [v]  cure by salting; "dun codfish"
  6. [v]  persistently ask for overdue payment; "The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone"
  7. [v]  treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

DUN is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bedevil, chromatic, crucify, fawn, frustrate, grayish brown, greyish brown, rag, torment
 See Also: badger, beleaguer, beset, bug, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, cure, darken, demand, hamstring, harass, harry, hassle, light brown, madden, molest, mount, oppress, persecute, pester, plague, provoke, riding horse, saddle horse, tease



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dun\, n. [See {Dune}.]
    A mound or small hill.
  2. \Dun\, v. t.
    To cure, as codfish, in a particular manner, by laying them,
    after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with salt
    grass or some like substance.
  3. \Dun\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Dunned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dunning}.] [AS. dyne noise, dynian to make a noise, or fr.
    Icel. dynr, duna, noise, thunder, duna to thunder; the same
    word as E. din. ???. See {Din}.]
    To ask or beset, as a debtor, for payment; to urge
          Hath she sent so soon to dun?            --Swift.
  4. \Dun\, n.
    1. One who duns; a dunner.
             To be pulled by the sleeve by some rascally dun.
    2. An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his
       debtor a dun.
  5. \Dun\, a. [AS. dunn. of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. &
    Gael. donn.]
    Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black;
    of a dull brown color; swarthy.
          Summer's dun cloud comes thundering up.  -- Pierpont.
          Chill and dun Falls on the moor the brief November day.
    {Dun crow} (Zo["o]l.), the hooded crow; -- so called from its
       color; -- also called {hoody}, and {hoddy}.
    {Dun diver} (Zo["o]l.), the goosander or merganser.
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