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Meaning of FAWN

Pronunciation:  fon

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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.
  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
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