from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having color: colored tissue paper.
- adj. Often Offensive Of or belonging to a racial group not categorized as white.
- adj. Often Offensive Black or African-American.
- adj. Often Offensive Of mixed racial descent.
- adj. South African Of or belonging to a population grouping made up of persons of mixed racial descent or of certain other nonwhite descent, especially as distinguished during apartheid from Blacks, Asians, or whites.
- adj. Distorted or biased, as by irrelevant or incorrect information.
- n. Offensive A person belonging to a racial group not categorized as white.
- n. Offensive A Black person; an African American.
- n. Offensive A person of mixed racial descent.
- n. South African A person belonging to the Coloured population grouping, especially during apartheid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a particular color or kind of color.
- adj. Having prominent colors; colorful.
- adj. Influenced pervasively but subtly.
- adj. Of skin color other than the white, particularly black.
- adj. Of neither black nor white skin color.
- n. A colored person.
- n. A colored article of clothing.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of color.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.
- adj. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well.
- adj. Of some other color than black or white.
- adj. Of some other color than white; having a skin color darker than that of caucasian people; mostly applied to negroes or persons having negro blood. Opposite of
- adj. Of some other color than green.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a color; dyed; tinged; painted or stained.
- Having a distinguishing hue.
- In botany, of any hue but green: as, a colored leaf.
- Having a dark or black color of the skin; black or mulatto; specifically, in the United States, belonging wholly or partly to the African race; having or partaking of the color of the negro. In census-tables, etc., the term is often used to include Indians, Chinese, etc.
- Hence— Of or pertaining to the negroes, or to persons partly of negro origin: as, the colored vote.
- Having a specious appearance; deceptive: as, a colored statement.—Colored glass. See glass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination
- adj. having skin rich in melanin pigments
- n. a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
- adj. (used of color) artificially produced; not natural
- adj. favoring one person or side over another
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