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Meaning of FAWN

Pronunciation:  fon

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  young deer
  2. [n]  a color varying around light grayish brown; "she wore a dun raincoat"
  3. [v]  have fawns, of deer
  4. [v]  tray to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
  5. [v]  show submission or fear
 

FAWN is a 4 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: bootlick, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, dun, grayish brown, greyish brown, grovel, kotow, kowtow, suck up, toady, truckle
 
 See Also: bend, blandish, cervid, court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour, deer, flatter, flex, light brown, litter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fawn\, n. [OF. faon the young one of any beast, a fawn, F.
    faon a fawn, for fedon, fr. L. fetus. See {Fetus}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year.
       See {Buck}.
    
    2. The young of an animal; a whelp. [Obs.]
    
             [The tigress] . . . followeth . . . after her fawns.
                                                   --Holland.
    
    3. A fawn color.
    
    
  2. \Fawn\, a.
    Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.
    
    
  3. \Fawn\, v. i. [Cf. F. faonner.]
    To bring forth a fawn.
    
    
  4. \Fawn\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fawned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Fawning}.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice,
    welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel.
    fagna to rejoice, welcome. See {Fain}.]
    To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to
    flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.
    
          You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like
          hounds.                                  --Shak.
    
          Thou with trembling fear, Or like a fawning parasite,
          obeyest.                                 --Milton.
    
          Courtiers who fawn on a master while they betray him.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    
  5. \Fawn\, n.
    A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy. --Shak.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a fawn in your dream, symbolizes true friends and faithfulness in love.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abase, antelope, apple-polish, be confined, bear, bear a child, bear young, beige, bend the knee, birdling, blandish, bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, buck, butter up, cajole, calf, calve, camel, camelopard, Cape elk, caribou, cast, cater to, catling, cave, chick, chickling, chicky, chocolate, cinnamon, coax, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, colt, cotton, court, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, cub, curry favor, dance, debase, deer, deerlet, defer, demean, doe, dogie, drab, dromedary, drop, duckling, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, eland, elk, fallow deer, farrow, fawn-colored, flatter, fledgling, foal, fryer, fuscous, gazelle, giraffe, give birth, gnu, gosling, grege, grovel, hart, hartebeest, have, have a baby, have young, hazel, hind, invite, kaama, khaki, kid, kit, kitten, kneel, kowtow, labor, lamb, lambkin, lick the dust, lickspittle, lie in, litter, lurid, make up to, moose, mule deer, musk deer, nest, nestling, nut-brown, okapi, olive-brown, olive-drab, pander to, piglet, pigling, polliwog, pullet, pup, puppy, red deer, reindeer, roe, roe deer, roebuck, seal, seal-brown, sepia, shoat, slaver, snuff-colored, sorrel, springbok, stag, stoop, submit, suck up to, tadpole, tan, taupe, tawny, throw, toadeat, toady, toast, toast-brown, travail, truckle, umber, umber-colored, Virginia deer, walnut, walnut-brown, weaner, wheedle, whelp, wildebeest, woo, yean, yeanling, yellowish-brown, yield
 

 

 

 

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