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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brow \Brow\ (brou), n. [OE. browe, bruwe, AS. br[=u]; akin to AS. br[=ae]w, bre['a]w, eyelid, OFries. br[=e], D. braauw, Icel. br[=a], br[=u]n, OHG. pr[=a]wa, G. braue, OSlav. br[u^]v[i^], Russ. brove, Ir. brai, Ir. & Gael. abhra, Armor. abrant, Gr. 'ofry`s, Skr. bhr[=u]. Cf. Bray a bank, Bridge.] 1. 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. --Churchill. [1913 Webster] 2. The hair that covers the brow (ridge over the eyes); the eyebrow. [1913 Webster] 'T is not your inky brows, your brack silk hair. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The forehead; as, a feverish brow. [1913 Webster] Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. The general air of the countenance. [1913 Webster] To whom thus Satan with contemptuous brow. --Milton. [1913 Webster] He told them with a masterly brow. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster]