American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Dun

DUN, a.

1. Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy.

2. Dark; gloomy.

In the dun air sublime.

DUN, v.t. To cure, as fish, in a manner to give them a dun color. [See Dunning.]

DUN, v.t. [See Din.]

1. Literally, to clamor for payment of a debt. Hence, to urge for payment; to demand a debt in a pressing manner; to urge for payment with importunity. But in common usage, dun is often used in a milder sense, and signifies to call for, or ask for payment.

2. To urge importunately, in a general sense, but not an elegant word.

DUN, n.

1. An importunate creditor who urges for payment.

2. An urgent request or demand of payment in writing; as, he sent his debtor a dun.

3. An eminence or mound. [See Down and Town.]

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Dun," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 25, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4STQNZZG1UY6TNZ.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Dun." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 25 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4STQNZZG1UY6TNZ.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Dun' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 25 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4STQNZZG1UY6TNZ.