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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clown  \Clown\  (kloun),  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  klunni  a  clumsy,  boorish 
  fellow,  North  Fries.  kl["o]nne  clown,  dial.  Sw  klunn  log 
  Dan.  klunt  log  block,  and  E.  clump,  n.] 
  1.  A  man  of  coarse  nature  and  manners;  an  awkward  fellow;  an 
  ill-bred  person;  a  boor.  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
 
  2.  One  who  works  upon  the  soil;  a  rustic;  a  churl. 
 
  The  clown,  the  child  of  nature,  without  guile. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  The  fool  or  buffoon  in  a  play,  circus,  etc 
 
  The  clown  shall  make  those  laugh  whose  lungs  are 
  tickle  o'the  sere.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clown  \Clown\,  v.  i. 
  To  act  as  a  clown;  --  with  it  [Obs.] 
 
  Beshrew  me  he  clowns  it  properly  indeed.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clown 
  n  1:  a  rude  or  vulgar  fool  [syn:  {buffoon}] 
  2:  a  person  who  amuses  others  by  ridiculous  behavior  [syn:  {buffoon}, 
  {merry  andrew}] 
  v  :  act  as  or  like  a  clown  [syn:  {clown  around},  {antic}] 




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