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Definition of DUN

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Dun \Dun\, n.
     1. One who duns; a dunner.
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              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]

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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]

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

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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]

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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]

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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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

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


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