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Noun brow has 3 senses


brown. [OE. browe, bruwe, AS. br; akin to AS. br, breáw, eyelid, OFries. brē, D. braauw, Icel. brā, br, OHG. prāwa, G. braue, OSlav. br, Russ. brove, Ir. brai, Ir. & Gael. abhra, Armor. abrant, Gr. 'ofry`s, Skr. bhr. Cf. Bray a bank, Bridge.].
  •  The prominent ridge over the eye, with the hair that covers it, forming an arch above the orbit.  [1913 Webster]
    "And his arched brow, pulled o'er his eyes,
    With solemn proof proclaims him wise.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The hair that covers the brow (ridge over the eyes); the eyebrow.  [1913 Webster]
    "'T is not your inky brows, your brack silk hair."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The forehead; as, a feverish brow.  [1913 Webster]
    "Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The general air of the countenance.  [1913 Webster]
    "To whom thus Satan with contemptuous brow."  [1913 Webster]
    "He told them with a masterly brow."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The edge or projecting upper part of a steep place; as, the brow of a precipice; the brow of a hill.  [1913 Webster]
To bend the brow, To knit the brows, to frown; to scowl.
browv. t. 
     To bound to limit; to be at, or form, the edge of.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tending my flocks hard by i' the hilly crofts
    That brow this bottom glade.
    "  [1913 Webster]


brow, n.
1 the forehead.
2 (usu. in pl.) an eyebrow.
3 the summit of a hill or pass.
4 the edge of a cliff etc.
5 colloq. intellectual level.

browed adj.
OE bru f. Gmc



acme, air, apex, apogee, bank, bean, bearing, board, border, bordure, brim, brink, cap, carriage, cast, cast of countenance, cilia, climax, cloud nine, coast, color, complexion, countenance, crest, crown, culmen, culmination, demeanor, dome, edge, extreme limit, extremity, face, facial appearance, favor, featheredge, feature, features, flange, forehead, frame, fringe, front, garb, guise, head, headpiece, heaven, heavens, height, hem, high noon, highest pitch, highest point, labellum, labium, labrum, ledge, limb, limbus, limit, lineaments, lines, lip, list, looks, marge, margin, maximum, meridian, mien, mountaintop, ne plus ultra, no place higher, noddle, noggin, noodle, noon, pate, peak, physiognomy, pinnacle, pitch, point, pole, poll, port, posture, presence, ragged edge, ridge, rim, sconce, selvage, seventh heaven, shore, side, sideline, skirt, sky, spire, stance, summit, tip, tip-top, top, traits, turn, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost, utmost, verge, vertex, very top, visage, zenith




N summit, summity, top, peak, vertex, apex, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, pitch, maximum, climax, culminating point, crowning point, turning point, turn of the tide, fountain head, water shed, water parting, sky, pole, tip, tip top, crest, crow's nest, cap, truck, nib, end, crown, brow, head, nob, noddle, pate, capsheaf, high places, heights, topgallant mast, sky scraper, quarter deck, hurricane deck, architrave, frieze, cornice, coping stone, zoophorus, capital, epistyle, sconce, pediment, entablature, tympanum, ceiling, attic, loft, garret, house top, upper story, summit conference, summit, peak of achievement, peak of performance, peaks and troughs, peaks and valleys (in graphs), highest &c (high), top, top most, upper most, tiptop, culminating, meridian, meridional, capital, head, polar, supreme, supernal, topgallant, atop, at the top of the tree, en flute, fleur deau.


N edge, verge, brink, brow, brim, margin, border, confine, skirt, rim, flange, side, mouth, jaws, chops, chaps, fauces, lip, muzzle, threshold, door, porch, portal, coast, shore, frame, fringe, flounce, frill, list, trimming, edging, skirting, hem, selvedge, welt, furbelow, valance, gimp, border, marginal, skirting, labial, labiated, marginated.


N front, fore, forepart, foreground, face, disk, disc, frontage, facade, proscenium, facia, frontispiece, anteriority, obverse (of a medal or coin), fore rank, front rank, van, vanguard, advanced guard, outpost, first line, scout, brow, forehead, visage, physiognomy, phiz, countenance, mut, rostrum, beak, bow, stem, prow, prore, jib, pioneer, metoposcopy, fore, anterior, front, frontal, before, in front, in the van, in advance, ahead, right ahead, forehead, foremost, in the foreground, in the lee of, before one's face, before one's eyes, face to face, vis-a-vis, front a front, formosa muta commendatio est, frons est animi janua, Human face divine, imago animi vultus est indices oculi, sea of upturned faces.

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