from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The art, manner, or process of applying color.
  • noun A substance used to color something.
  • noun Appearance with regard to color.
  • noun Characteristic aspect, tone, or style.
  • noun False or misleading appearance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or art of applying or combining colors, as in painting.
  • noun A combination of color; tints or hues collectively; effect of a combination of tints, as in a picture or natural landscape.
  • noun A particular use of color, or style of combining colors, as in the work of an artist.
  • noun A peculiar character or indefinable tone analogous to the effect of a general hue or tint, or of the combination of colors in a painting: said especially of tendency or style in writing or speaking.
  • noun A specious appearance; pretense; show: as, the story has a coloring of truth.
  • noun In music, same as colorature.
  • noun The commercial name for a preparation of caramel used to color soups and gravies. See caramel, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of applying color to; also, that which produces color.
  • noun Change of appearance as by addition of color; appearance; show; disguise; misrepresentation.
  • noun See under Dead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of color.
  • noun An act or process which applies color.
  • noun The appearance as to color.
  • noun A disguise or discoloration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
  • noun the act or process of changing the color of something
  • noun a digestible substance used to give color to food


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