dun


From 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]
.

From 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]
.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dun \Dun\ (d[u^]n), n. [See Dune.]
   A mound or small hill.
   [1913 Webster]
.

From 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]
.

From 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]
.

From 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]
.

From 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]
Feedback Form