Associations to the word «Browning»


BROWNING, verb. Present participle of brown
BROWNING, noun. The act or operation of giving a brown colour, as to gun barrels, etc.
BROWNING, noun. (masonry) A smooth coat of brown mortar, usually the second coat, and the preparation for the finishing coat of plaster.
BROWNING, proper noun. A surname​.
BROWNING, proper noun. In Europe, a small, semi-automatic handgun. For the first half-century of their manufacturer, the majority of semi-automatic handguns in Europe were designed by John M. Browning.
BROWNING, proper noun. Robert Browning, a poet.
BROWNING OUT, verb. Present participle of brown out

Dictionary definition

BROWNING, noun. United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926).
BROWNING, noun. English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889).
BROWNING, noun. English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861).
BROWNING, noun. Cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill; "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread".

Wise words

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