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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fawn  \Fawn\,  n. 
  A  servile  cringe  or  bow;  mean  flattery;  sycophancy.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fawn  \Fawn\,  n.  [OF.  faon  the  young  one  of  any  beast,  a  fawn,  F. 
  faon  a  fawn,  for  fedon,  fr  L.  fetus.  See  {Fetus}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  young  deer;  a  buck  or  doe  of  the  first  year. 
  See  {Buck}. 
 
  2.  The  young  of  an  animal;  a  whelp.  [Obs.] 
 
  [The  tigress]  .  .  .  followeth  .  .  .  after  her  fawns. 
  --Holland. 
 
  3.  A  fawn  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fawn  \Fawn\,  a. 
  Of  the  color  of  a  fawn;  fawn-colored. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fawn  \Fawn\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  F.  faonner.] 
  To  bring  forth  a  fawn. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fawn  \Fawn\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fawned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fawning}.]  [OE.  fawnen,  fainen  fagnien  to  rejoice, 
  welcome,  flatter,  AS  f[ae]gnian  to  rejoice;  akin  to  Icel. 
  fagna  to  rejoice,  welcome.  See  {Fain}.] 
  To  court  favor  by  low  cringing,  frisking,  etc.,  as  a  dog;  to 
  flatter  meanly;  --  often  followed  by  on  or  upon 
 
  You  showed  your  teeth  like  apes,  and  fawned  like 
  hounds.  --Shak. 
 
  Thou  with  trembling  fear,  Or  like  a  fawning  parasite, 
  obeyest  --Milton. 
 
  Courtiers  who  fawn  on  a  master  while  they  betray  him 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fawn 
  n  1:  a  color  varying  around  light  grayish  brown;  "she  wore  a  dun 
  raincoat"  [syn:  {dun},  {grayish  brown},  {greyish  brown}] 
  2:  young  deer 
  v  1:  show  submission  or  fear  [syn:  {crawl},  {creep},  {cringe},  {cower}, 
  {grovel}] 
  2:  court  favor  by  cringing  or  flattering  [syn:  {toady},  {truckle}, 
  {bootlick},  {kowtow},  {kotow},  {suck  up}] 
  3:  have  fawns,  of  deer 




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