Dun, n. 1. One who
duns; a dunner.
To be pulled by the sleeve by some rascally
2. An urgent request or demand of payment;
as, he sent his debtor a 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
Summer's dun cloud comes thundering
Chill and dun
Falls on the moor the brief November day.
Dun crow (Zoöl.), the hooded
crow; -- so called from its color; -- also called hoody, and
hoddy. -- Dun diver
(Zoöl.), the goosander or merganser.
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.
Dun (?), n. [See Dune.] A
mound or small hill.
Dun (dŭn), v. t. & i.
[imp. & p. p. Dunned (dŭnd);
p. pr. & vb. n. Dunning
(dŭn"nĭng).] [AS. dyne noise, dynian to
make a noise, or fr. Icel. dynr, duna, noise, thunder,
duna to thunder; the same word as E. din. √74.
See Din.] To ask or beset, as a debtor, for payment; to
Hath she sent so soon to dun?