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BROW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brow mean? 

BROW (noun)
  The noun BROW has 3 senses:

1. the part of the face above the eyes
2. the arch of hair above each eye
3. the peak of a hill

  Familiarity information: BROW used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BROW (noun)


Sense 1brow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of the face above the eyes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

brow; forehead

Hypernyms ("brow" is a kind of...):

feature; lineament (the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin)

Meronyms (parts of "brow"):

crinion; trichion (point where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead)

Holonyms ("brow" is a part of...):

face; human face (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear)


Sense 2brow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The arch of hair above each eye

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

eyebrow; supercilium; brow

Hypernyms ("brow" is a kind of...):

hair (a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss)

Meronyms (parts of "brow"):

venae palpebrales (veins of the eyelids)

Holonyms ("brow" is a part of...):

face; human face (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear)


Sense 3brow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The peak of a hill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

hilltop; brow

Context example:

the sun set behind the brow of distant hills

Hypernyms ("brow" is a kind of...):

crest; crown; peak; summit; tip; top (the top point of a mountain or hill)


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