What is the difference between brown and flatter?

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As nouns the difference between brown and flatter

is that brown is a colour like that of chocolate or coffee while flatter is a type of set tool used by blacksmiths.

As adjectives the difference between brown and flatter

is that brown is having a brown colour while flatter is (flat).

As verbs the difference between brown and flatter

is that brown is to become brown while flatter is to compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

brown

English

(wikipedia brown)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
  • The browns and greens in this painting give it a nice woodsy feel.
  • (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 4 points.
  • Black tar heroin.
  • (sometimes capitalised) A person of Middle Eastern, Latino or South Asian descent; a brown-skinned person; someone of mulatto or biracial appearance
  • Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Having a brown colour.
  • (obsolete) Gloomy.
  • Antonyms

    * (having brown as its colour) nonbrown

    Descendants

    * American Sign Language:

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become brown.
  • Fry the onions until they brown .
  • (cooking) To cook something until it becomes brown.
  • Brown the onions in a large frying pan.
  • To tan.
  • Light-skinned people tend to brown when exposed to the sun.
  • To make brown or dusky.
  • * Barlow
  • A trembling twilight o'er the welkin moves, / Browns the dim void and darkens deep the groves.
  • To give a bright brown colour to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coating of oxide on their surface.
  • (Ure)
  • To turn progressively more Hispanic or Latino, in the context of the population of a geographic region.
  • the browning of America

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "brown") * brown adipose tissue * brown ale * brown bastard * brown bear * Brown Bess * Brown Betty * brown-bill * brown bread * brown coal * brown dwarf * brown earth * brown falcon * brown fat * brown goods * brown hawk * brown lacewing * brown lung * brown mustard * brown note * brown paper * brown patch * brown rat * brown rice * brown rot * brown sauce * Brown Shirt * brown sugar * Brown Swiss * brown thrasher * brown trout * brown-bag * brown-bagger * browned off * brownfield * brownie * Brownie point * brownish * brownnose * brownout * brownprint * brownstone * embrown * golden brown * hash browns * meadow brown * nut-borwn * Vandyke brown

    See also

    * golding * 1000 English basic words ----

    flatter

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (wikipedia flatter) (en noun)
  • A type of set tool used by blacksmiths.
  • A flat-faced fulling hammer.
  • A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips such as watch springs.
  • Someone who flattens, purposely or accidently. Also flattener.
  • (British, NZ, slang) Someone who lives in a rented flat.
  • Adjective

    (head)
  • (flat)
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) flatteren, . More at (l).

    Verb

    (en-verb) (transitive'' and ''intransitive )
  • to compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour
  • * Bible, Proverbs xxix. 5
  • A man that flattereth his neighbour, spreadeth a net for his feet.
  • * Prescott
  • Others he flattered by asking their advice.
  • to enhance someone's vanity by praising them
  • to portray something to advantage.
  • Her portrait flatters her.
  • to convey notions of the facts that are believed to be favorable to the hearer without certainty of the truthfulness of the notions conveyed.