brownfield Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “brownfield” in the English Dictionary

"brownfield" in British English

See all translations

brownfieldadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈbraʊn.fiːld/ UK
used to refer to an ​area of ​land in a ​town or ​city that was ​previously used for ​industry and where new ​buildings can be ​built: Planners are ​committed to ​developing the city's brownfield sites before ​grantingpermission to ​build on the ​rural outskirts.
(Definition of brownfield from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brownfield" in Business English

See all translations

brownfieldnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbraʊnfiːld/ ( UK usually brownfield site) ENVIRONMENT
an ​area in a town or city that has been used in the past for ​factories or ​offices, and that could now be used for new ​buildingdevelopment: Officials have ​identified 15 brownfields that take up 40 ​acres of ​land inside the city ​limits.
adjective [before noun]
brownfield ​development/​land/​reclamation
(Definition of brownfield from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of brownfield?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“brownfield” in British English

“brownfield” in Business English

Word of the Day


to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More