- 1A person’s forehead: he wiped his browMore example sentences
- The flour from the bacon and egg muffin had evidently rubbed off on my hands, and had been transferred to my forehead every time I wiped my brow.
- It wasn't a good kiss; she mashed her whole face against his straight on, jammed her nose into his, her forehead into his brow.
- Her hair was windblown about her face, and deep creases were on her forehead, where her brow was puckered with anger.
- 1.1 (usually brows) An eyebrow: his brows lifted in surpriseMore example sentences
- Groom your brows with an eyebrow brush or toothbrush in an upward and outwardly direction.
- While brows are sprouting, make sure to fill them in with an eyebrow pencil or brow powder, advises beauty guru, Laura Mercier.
- Her brows lifted in more light surprise then fell down back down in support.
- 2The summit of a hill or pass: the cottages were built on the brow of a hillMore example sentences
- After passing over the brow of a small hill leave the track and bear diagonally right across a field along a path indicated by a waymarker, this leads to a wooden footbridge on the far side of the large Field.
- For no less than three miles this vast upland of hillocks and brows roll on, serried knolls which appear to stretch onwards into infinity.
- Soon, Karae shifted position a second time, moving to lie on her stomach, facing the valley over the brow of the hill.
Old English brū 'eyelash, eyebrow', of Germanic origin. The sense 'forehead' dates from Middle English, and 'top of a hill' from late Middle English; compare with brae.
- 1A gangway from a ship to the shore.More example sentences
- It was one of the largest crowds seen at any recent ship's departure and two brows were needed to get the large crowd on and off the warship.
- When the brow was secured, RADM Yang strode to the shore to be greeted by RADM Smith and the Chinese dignitaries.
- It raced from the ship's side to the flight deck while the brows were secured.
mid 19th century: probably from Norwegian bru, from Old Norse brú 'bridge'.