Brow meaning

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The definition of brow means the eyebrow or forehead, or the top edge of a hill or cliff.

An example of a brow is the furry arch shape over an eye.

An example of a brow is the dangerous edge of a steep cliff on which to stand.

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The eyebrow.
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The ridge over the eyes; the eyebrow .
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The forehead.
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The projecting top edge of a steep hill or cliff.
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The superciliary ridge over the eyes.
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A facial expression; countenance.
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The forehead.
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The first tine of an antler's beam.
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The forehead .
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The projecting upper edge of a steep place such as a hill.

The brow of a precipice.

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(nautical) The hinged part of a landing craft or ferry which is lowered to form a landing platform; a ramp.
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To bound or limit; to be at, or form, the edge of.
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The projecting upper edge of a steep place.

The brow of a hill.

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The eyebrow.
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(literary) A facial expression.

Her troubled brow.

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(nautical) The gangway from ship to shore when a ship is lying alongside a quay.
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Origin of brow

  • Middle English from Old English brū bhrū- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English browe, from Old English brū, from Proto-Germanic *brūwō, from Proto-Indo-European *bhreu 'brow', *h₃bʰrúHs (cf. Middle Irish brúad, Tocharian B pärwāne ‘eyebrows’, Lithuanian bruvìs, Ancient Greek ὀφρύς (ophrus), Sanskrit भ्रू (bhrū)).

    From Wiktionary