Auburn Definition

ôbərn
noun
A moderate reddish brown to brown.
American Heritage

A dark reddish-brown colour, often used to describe hair colour.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • chestnut-brown
adjective
Reddish brown.
Webster's New World
Of a reddish-brown colour.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • russety
  • erythristic
  • red-polled
  • red-crested
  • liver-colored
  • bronze-colored
  • bay-colored
pronoun
A female given name.
Wiktionary

A surname​.

Wiktionary

A place name for several towns or cities in the USA.

Wiktionary
Advertisement

Origin of Auburn

  • Early Modern English auburn "brown, reddish brown" from Middle English aubourne, abron, abroune, abrune "light brown, yellowish brown, blond", alteration (due to conflation with Middle English brun "brown") of earlier auborne "yellowish-white, flaxen" from Old French auborne, alborne "blond, flaxen, off-white" from Medieval Latin alburnus "whitish" from Latin albus "white". More at albino, brown

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French aborne blond from Latin alburnus whitish from albus white albho- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

Advertisement

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to auburn using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

auburn