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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brow  \Brow\,  v.  t. 
  To  bound  to  limit;  to  be  at  or  form  the  edge  of  [R.] 
 
  Tending  my  flocks  hard  by  i'  the  hilly  crofts  That  brow 
  this  bottom  glade.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brow  \Brow\,  n.  [OE.  browe,  bruwe,  AS  br?;  akin  to  AS  br?w, 
  bre['a]w,  eyelid,  OFries  br[=e],  D.  braauw  Icel.  br[=a], 
  br?n,  OHG.  pr[=a]wa,  G.  braue,  OSlav.  br?v?,  Russ.  brove,  Ir 
  brai,  Ir  &  Gael.  abhra,  Armor.  abrant,  Gr  ?,  Skr.  bhr?.  Cf 
  {Bray}  a  bank,  {Bridge}.] 
  1.  The  prominent  ridge  over  the  eye,  with  the  hair  that 
  covers  it  forming  an  arch  above  the  orbit. 
 
  And  his  arched  brow,  pulled  o'er  his  eyes,  With 
  solemn  proof  proclaims  him  wise.  --Churchill. 
 
  2.  The  hair  that  covers  the  brow  (ridge  over  the  eyes);  the 
  eyebrow. 
 
  'T  is  not  your  inky  brows,  your  brack  silk  hair. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  forehead;  as  a  feverish  brow. 
 
  Beads  of  sweat  have  stood  upon  thy  brow.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  The  general  air  of  the  countenance. 
 
  To  whom  thus  Satan  with  contemptuous  brow.  --Milton. 
 
  He  told  them  with  a  masterly  brow.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  The  edge  or  projecting  upper  part  of  a  steep  place  as 
  the  brow  of  a  precipice;  the  brow  of  a  hill. 
 
  {To  bend  the  brow},  {To  knit  the  brows},  to  frown;  to  scowl. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brow 
  n  1:  the  part  of  the  face  above  the  eyes  [syn:  {forehead}] 
  2:  the  arch  of  hair  above  each  eye  [syn:  {eyebrow},  {supercilium}] 
  3:  the  peak  of  a  hill;  "the  sun  set  behind  the  brow  of  distant 
  hills"  [syn:  {hilltop}] 




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