Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "dun": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. horse of a dull brownish grey color;

2. a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color;
- Example: "she wore dun"
[syn: dun, greyish brown, grayish brown, fawn]


VERB (4)

1. treat cruelly;
- Example: "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
[syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate]

2. persistently ask for overdue payment;
- Example: "The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone"

3. cure by salting;
- Example: "dun codfish"

4. make a dun color;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color;
- Example: "the dun and dreary prairie"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dun \Dun\, n. 1. One who duns; a dunner. [1913 Webster] To be pulled by the sleeve by some rascally dun. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his debtor a dun. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dun \Dun\, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer's dun cloud comes thundering up. -- Pierpont. [1913 Webster] Chill and dun Falls on the moor the brief November day. --Keble. [1913 Webster] Dun crow (Zool.), the hooded crow; -- so called from its color; -- also called hoody, and hoddy. Dun diver (Zool.), the goosander or merganser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dun \Dun\ (d[u^]n), n. [See Dune.] A mound or small hill. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dun \Dun\, v. t. To cure, as codfish, in a particular manner, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with salt grass or some like substance. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dun \Dun\ (d[u^]n), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Dunned (d[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dunning (d[u^]n"n[i^]ng).] [AS. dyne noise, dynian to make a noise, or fr. Icel. dynr, duna, noise, thunder, duna to thunder; the same word as E. din. [root]74. See Din.] To ask or beset (e.g., a debtor), for payment; to urge importunately. [1913 Webster] Hath she sent so soon to dun? --Swift. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dune \Dune\ (d[=u]n), n. [The same word as down: cf. D. duin. See Down a bank of sand.] A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds. [Written also dun.] [1913 Webster] Three great rivers, the Rhine, the Meuse, and the Scheldt, had deposited their slime for ages among the dunes or sand banks heaved up by the ocean around their mouths. --Motley. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

colorful \colorful\ adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless. Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing; prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled] Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5] 2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious; flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque] [WordNet 1.5] 3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and monochrome. Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn, reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden; azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful, blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy; brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary, canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation; chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored, earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green, dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender, lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored; ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive; orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish; purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red; rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel, brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine; tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish; yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey, honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta; maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green; sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark, light.] Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dun adj 1: of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color; "the dun and dreary prairie" n 1: horse of a dull brownish grey color 2: a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color; "she wore dun" [syn: dun, greyish brown, grayish brown, fawn] v 1: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate] 2: persistently ask for overdue payment; "The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone" 3: cure by salting; "dun codfish" 4: make a dun color
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

116 Moby Thesaurus words for "dun": account, annoy, apply pressure, bay, bayard, bedevil, beige, beleaguer, beset, besiege, bill, bill collector, bill of account, bill of lading, blandish, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, buckskin, bug, buttonhole, cajole, calico pony, caliginous, call, call in, check, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, coax, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, collection agent, credit man, creditor, creditress, dapple-gray, debtee, demand payment, dim, drab, dun-brown, dun-drab, dunner, dusk, dusky, ecru, exert pressure, fawn, fawn-colored, fuscous, gloomy, gnaw, gray, grege, grizzle, harass, hazel, importune, invoice, itemized bill, khaki, lurid, manifest, mortgage-holder, mortgagee, murky, nag, nag at, needle, note-holder, nut-brown, obscure, olive-brown, olive-drab, paint, painted pony, pester, piebald, pinto, plague, ply, press, pressure, push, reckoning, roan, score, seal, seal-brown, send a statement, sepia, skewbald, snuff-colored, somber, sorrel, statement, tab, tan, taupe, tawny, tease, toast, toast-brown, umber, umber-colored, urge, walnut, walnut-brown, wheedle, work on, yellowish-brown
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

DUN Dial Up Networking (Bluetooth, ...)