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7 definitions found
 for fawn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fawn \Fawn\, a.
     Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fawn \Fawn\, v. i. [Cf. F. faonner.]
     To bring forth a fawn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fawn \Fawn\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fawned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Fawning.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice,
     welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel.
     fagna to rejoice, welcome. See Fain.]
     To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to
     flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.
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           You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like
           hounds.                                  --Shak.
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           Thou with trembling fear,
           Or like a fawning parasite, obeyest.     --Milton.
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           Courtiers who fawn on a master while they betray him.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fawn \Fawn\, n. [OF. faon the young one of any beast, a fawn, F.
     faon a fawn, for fedon, fr. L. fetus. See Fetus.]
     1. (Zool.) A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See
        Buck.
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     2. The young of an animal; a whelp. [Obs.]
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              [The tigress] . . . followeth . . . after her fawns.
                                                    --Holland.
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     3. A fawn color.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fawn \Fawn\, n.
     A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fawn
      n 1: a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color;
           "she wore dun" [syn: dun, greyish brown, grayish
           brown, fawn]
      2: a young deer
      v 1: show submission or fear [syn: fawn, crawl, creep,
           cringe, cower, grovel]
      2: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always
         kowtowing to his boss" [syn: fawn, toady, truckle,
         bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up]
      3: have fawns; "deer fawn"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "fawn":
     Cape elk, Virginia deer, abase, antelope, apple-polish,
     be confined, bear, bear a child, bear young, beige, bend the knee,
     birdling, blandish, bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, brown, brownish,
     brownish-yellow, brunet, buck, butter up, cajole, calf, calve,
     camel, camelopard, caribou, cast, cater to, catling, cave, chick,
     chickling, chicky, chocolate, cinnamon, coax, cocoa, cocoa-brown,
     coffee, coffee-brown, colt, cotton, court, cower, crawl, creep,
     cringe, crouch, cub, curry favor, dance, debase, deer, deerlet,
     defer, demean, doe, dogie, drab, dromedary, drop, duckling, dun,
     dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, eland, elk, fallow deer, farrow,
     fawn-colored, flatter, fledgling, foal, fryer, fuscous, gazelle,
     giraffe, give birth, gnu, gosling, grege, grovel, hart, hartebeest,
     have, have a baby, have young, hazel, hind, invite, kaama, khaki,
     kid, kit, kitten, kneel, kowtow, labor, lamb, lambkin,
     lick the dust, lickspittle, lie in, litter, lurid, make up to,
     moose, mule deer, musk deer, nest, nestling, nut-brown, okapi,
     olive-brown, olive-drab, pander to, piglet, pigling, polliwog,
     pullet, pup, puppy, red deer, reindeer, roe, roe deer, roebuck,
     seal, seal-brown, sepia, shoat, slaver, snuff-colored, sorrel,
     springbok, stag, stoop, submit, suck up to, tadpole, tan, taupe,
     tawny, throw, toadeat, toady, toast, toast-brown, travail, truckle,
     umber, umber-colored, walnut, walnut-brown, weaner, wheedle, whelp,
     wildebeest, woo, yean, yeanling, yellowish-brown, yield
  
  

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