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It Has 3 letters ( d u n )         1 vowels ( u )         2 consonants ( d n )         Word on the contrary nud

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 6
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English - Etymology 6

See _don’t_. CONTRACTION DUN * Eye dialect spelling of _don't_.

See don’t.

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dun

  1. Eye dialect spelling of don't.

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _dun_, _dunne_, from Old English _dunn_ (“dun, dingy brown, bark-colored, brownish black”), from Proto-Germanic _*dusnaz_ (“brown, yellow”), from Proto-Indo-European _*dhūw-_ (“to smoke, raise dust”). Cognate with Old Saxon _dun_ (“brown, dark”), Old High German _tusin_ (“ash-gray, dull brown, pale yellow, dark”). Alternative etymology derives the Old English word from Late Brythonic (compare Old Welsh _dwnn_ 'dark (red)'), from Proto-Celtic _*dusno_ (compare Old Irish _donn_), from Proto-Indo-European _*dwos_ (compare Old Saxon _dosan_ 'chestnut brown'). More at dusk. PRONUNCIATION * Rhymes: -ʌn NOUN DUN (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ DUNS) * (uncountable) A brownish grey colour. TRANSLATIONS ADJECTIVE DUN (_not comparable_) * Of a brownish grey colour. * Pierpont Summer's DUN cloud comes thundering up. * Keble Chill and DUN / Falls on the moor the brief November day. TRANSLATIONS DERIVED TERMS * dun-bar SEE ALSO * bawn * durmast oak * Appendix:Colors

From Middle English dun, dunne, from Old English dunn (dun, dingy brown, bark-colored, brownish black), from Proto-Germanic *dusnaz (brown, yellow), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- (to smoke, raise dust). Cognate with Old Saxon dun (brown, dark), Old High German tusin (ash-gray, dull brown, pale yellow, dark).

Alternative etymology derives the Old English word from Late Brythonic (compare Old Welsh dwnn 'dark (red)'), from Proto-Celtic *dusno (compare Old Irish donn), from Proto-Indo-European *dwos (compare Old Saxon dosan 'chestnut brown'). More at dusk.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʌn

Noun

dun (countable and uncountable, plural duns)

  1. (uncountable) A brownish grey colour.
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Adjective

dun (not comparable)

  1. Of a brownish grey colour.
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Derived terms

  • dun-bar

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Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

Unknown; perhaps a variant of _din_. NOUN DUN (_plural_ DUNS) * (countable) A collector of debts. * Arbuthnot to be pulled by the sleeve by some rascally DUN * 1933, George Orwell, _Down and Out in Paris and London_, Ch. 18: Melancholy DUNS came looking for him at all hours. * 1970, John Glassco, _Memoirs of Montparnasse_, New York 2007, p. 102: ‘Frank's worried about DUNS,’ she said as the butler went away. * An urgent request or demand of payment. _He sent his debtor a DUN._ TRANSLATIONS VERB DUN (_third-person singular simple present_ DUNS, _present participle_ DUNNING, _simple past and past participle_ DUNNED) * (transitive) To ask or beset a debtor for payment. * Jonathan Swift Hath she sent so soon to DUN? * 1749, Henry Fielding, _Tom Jones_, Folio Society 1973, p. 577: Of all he had received from Lady Bellaston, not above five guineas remained and that very morning he had been DUNNED by a tradesman for twice that sum. * 1940, Raymond Chandler, _Farewell, My Lovely_, Penguin 2010, p. 107: Rich bitches who had to be DUNNED for their milk bills would pay him right now. * (transitive) To harass by continually repeating e.g. a request. TRANSLATIONS DERIVED TERMS * dun letter

Unknown; perhaps a variant of din.

Noun

dun (plural duns)

  1. (countable) A collector of debts.
  2. An urgent request or demand of payment.
    He sent his debtor a dun.
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Verb

dun (third-person singular simple present duns, present participle dunning, simple past and past participle dunned)

  1. (transitive) To ask or beset a debtor for payment.
  2. (transitive) To harass by continually repeating e.g. a request.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /duːn/ * Rhymes: -uːn NOUN DUN (_plural_ DUNS) * A valley in the Himalayan foothills, e.g. Dehra Dun.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /duːn/
  • Rhymes: -uːn

Noun

dun (plural duns)

  1. A valley in the Himalayan foothills, e.g. Dehra Dun.

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 4
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NOUN DUN (_plural_ DUNS) * (countable) A newly hatched, immature mayfly. TRANSLATIONS

Noun

dun (plural duns)

  1. (countable) A newly hatched, immature mayfly.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 5
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English - Etymology 5

See _done_. VERB DUN * (informal) Eye dialect spelling of _done_: simple past tense and past participle of _do_ _He DUN it before and he DUN it again._ _Now, ya DUN it!_

See done.

Verb

dun

  1. (informal) Eye dialect spelling of done: simple past tense and past participle of do
    He dun it before and he dun it again.
    Now, ya dun it!

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 7
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English - Etymology 7

VERB DUN (_third-person singular simple present_ DUNS, _present participle_ DUNNING, _simple past and past participle_ DUNNED) * (transitive) To cure, as codfish, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with saltgrass or a similar substance.

Verb

dun (third-person singular simple present duns, present participle dunning, simple past and past participle dunned)

  1. (transitive) To cure, as codfish, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with saltgrass or a similar substance.

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 8
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English - Etymology 8

See _dune_. NOUN DUN (_plural_ DUNS) * A mound or small hill.

See dune.

Noun

dun (plural duns)

  1. A mound or small hill.

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 9
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English - Etymology 9

Imitative. INTERJECTION DUN * (humorous) Imitating suspenseful music. * Carrie Tucker, _I Love Geeks_ Has he allowed the power and the repercussions of the Death Note to influence his entire life? How would _you_ deal with that power? (DUN, DUN, DUN! Insert dramatic music here.)

Imitative.

Interjection

dun

  1. (humorous) Imitating suspenseful music.

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* DNU

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryDANISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Danish - Etymology

From Old Norse _dúnn_ (“down”).

From Old Norse dúnn (down).

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryDANISH - PRONUNCIATION
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Danish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /duːn/, [d̥uːˀn]

  • IPA(key): /duːn/, [d̥uːˀn]

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryDANISH - NOUN
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Danish - Noun

DUN

dun

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryDUTCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Dutch - Etymology

From Old Dutch _*thunni_, from Proto-Germanic _*þunnuz_.

From Old Dutch *thunni, from Proto-Germanic *þunnuz.

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryDUTCH - ADJECTIVE
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Dutch - Adjective

DUN (_comparative_ DUNNER, _superlative_ DUNST) * thin, slender * sparse * (liquid) runny DECLENSION ANTONYMS * dicht, dik DERIVED TERMS * dunnen, verdunnen

dun (comparative dunner, superlative dunst)

  1. thin, slender
  2. sparse
  3. (liquid) runny

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Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryDUTCH - VERB
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Dutch - Verb

DUN * first-person singular present indicative of _dunnen_ * imperative of _dunnen_

dun

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dunnen
  2. imperative of dunnen

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryGALICIAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Galician - Etymology

From _de_ (“of”) + _un_ (“masculine singular indefinite article”)

From de (of) + un (masculine singular indefinite article)

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryGALICIAN - CONTRACTION
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Galician - Contraction

DUN

dun

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryGALICIAN - SEE ALSO
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Galician - See Also

* dunha (feminine form) * duns (plural form) * dunhas (feminine plural form)

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryKIPUT - ETYMOLOGY
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Kiput - Etymology

From Proto-North Sarawak _*daqun_, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian _*dahun_ (compare Malay _daun_).

From Proto-North Sarawak *daqun, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun (compare Malay daun).

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryKIPUT - NOUN
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Kiput - Noun

DUN * leaf

dun

  1. leaf

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryLOJBAN - RAFSI
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Lojban - Rafsi

DUN * rafsi of _dunli_.

dun

  1. rafsi of dunli.

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryMANDARIN - ROMANIZATION
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Mandarin - Romanization

DUN * Nonstandard spelling of _dūn_. * Nonstandard spelling of _dún_. * Nonstandard spelling of _dǔn_. * Nonstandard spelling of _dùn_. USAGE NOTES * English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

dun

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dūn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dún.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of dǔn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of dùn.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryOLD ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Old English - Etymology

Apparently from a Celtic source; compare Old Irish _dun_ (“hill, hill-fort”), Welsh _din_.

Apparently from a Celtic source; compare Old Irish dun (hill, hill-fort), Welsh din.

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryOLD ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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Old English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /duːn/

  • IPA(key): /duːn/

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categoryOLD ENGLISH - NOUN
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Old English - Noun

DŪN

dūn

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categorySWEDISH - NOUN
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Swedish - Noun

DUN

dun

Which the Definition/Meaning of dun in categorySWEDISH - REFERENCES
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Swedish - References

* dun in _Svenska Akademiens Ordlista_ över svenska språket (13th ed., online)


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