Definition of Browning

1. Noun. United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926).

2. Noun. English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889).
Exact synonyms: Robert Browning
Generic synonyms: Poet

3. Noun. English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861).
Exact synonyms: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Generic synonyms: Poet

4. Noun. Cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill. "Proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"
Exact synonyms: Toasting
Generic synonyms: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Derivative terms: Toast

Definition of Browning

1. n. The act or operation of giving a brown color, as to gun barrels, etc.

Definition of Browning

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Old English ) ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Proper noun. Robert Browning, a poet. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of brown#Verb brown) ¹

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Definition of Browning

1. brown [v] - See also: brown

Lexicographical Neighbors of Browning

browned out
brownian-Zsigmondy movement
brownian movement
brownie mix
browning out
brownish yellow

Literary usage of Browning

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"Browning is animated by a robust optimism, turning fearless somersaults upon the brink of ... And then Browning loomed on the horizon, surely the brawniest ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1887)
"THE STUDY OF Browning. THERE can be no question that the picking- apart process to which, under the exigencies of instruction in grammar and parsing, ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"Browning was incomparably more dramatic than Taylor, but his interest centred rather in striking and illuminative incidents than in the orderly and gradual ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"Here Robert Browning met her. They were married in 1846, ... The life and personality of Elizabeth Barrett Browning seem to explain her poetry. ..."

5. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"MS., in the handwriting of RH Home, with marginal notes to Mrs. Browning ... Title and 59 pages in handwriting of R. Browning, with pencil notes at the end. ..."

6. Representative British Dramas, Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"But an understanding i the characteristics which mark Browning as a ... Browning, the poet, is marked by closeness of thought, by a certain type of ..."

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