brown-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Fry in a cooking vessel until changing color.

Brown the meat in the pan.
Brown only the top of the bread in the oven.
Be sure not to brown the bacon too much at first.

VerbNet: cooking-45.3
FrameNet: Apply_heat
PropBank: NP
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: (Cause to) become brown by some mechanism other than cooking.

Teenagers will often brown their skin in the summer sun.
The draught browned the leaves on the tree in the yard.
Wallpaper browns over time.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NP
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2