Associations to the word «Dun»


DUN, noun. (uncountable) A brownish grey colour.
DUN, adjective. Of a brownish grey colour.
DUN, noun. (countable) A collector of debts.
DUN, noun. An urgent request or demand of payment.
DUN, verb. (transitive) To ask or beset a debtor for payment.
DUN, verb. (transitive) To harass by continually repeating e.g. a request.
DUN, noun. A valley in the Himalayan foothills, e.g. Dehra Dun.
DUN, noun. (countable) A newly hatched, immature mayfly.
DUN, verb. (informal) Eye dialect spelling of done: simple past tense and past participle of do
DUN, verb. (transitive) To cure, as codfish, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with saltgrass or a similar substance.
DUN, noun. A mound or small hill.
DUN, interjection. (humorous) Imitating suspenseful music.
DUN CROW, noun. Hooded crow
DUN DIVER, noun. The goosander or merganser.
DUN DUN, noun. (musical instrument) A double-headed African drum.
DUN DUN DUN, interjection. Used as a dramatic pause, or to otherwise emphasize that something is frightening, thrilling, etc.
DUN DUNS, noun. Plural of dun dun
DÚN LAOGHAIRE, proper noun. A town and port in County Dublin, Ireland.

Dictionary definition

DUN, noun. Horse of a dull brownish grey color.
DUN, noun. A color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color; "she wore dun".
DUN, verb. Treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher".
DUN, verb. Persistently ask for overdue payment; "The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone".
DUN, verb. Cure by salting; "dun codfish".
DUN, verb. Make a dun color.
DUN, adjective. Of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color; "the dun and dreary prairie".

Wise words

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Stephen King