American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of color.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See color, etc.
- n. uncountable The spectral composition of visible light
- n. countable A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class; blee.
- n. uncountable Hue as opposed to achromatic colours (black, white and greys).
- n. uncountable Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.
- n. figuratively Interest, especially in a selective area.
- n. heraldry Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert. Contrast with metal.
- n. in the plural A standard or banner.
- n. The system of colour television.
- n. in the plural An award for sporting achievement, particularly within a school or university.
- n. In corporate finance, details on sales, profit margins, or other financial figures, especially while reviewing quarterly results when an officer of a company is speaking to investment analysts.
- n. physics A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons.
- n. typography The relative lightness or darkness of a mass of written or printed text on a page.
- n. snooker Any of the colored balls excluding the reds.
- n. A front or facade: an ostensible truth actually false.
- n. An appearance of right or authority.
- n. medicine Skin color noted as: normal, jaundice, cyanotic, flush, mottled, pale, or ashen as part of the skin signs assessment.
- adj. Conveying colour, as opposed to shades of grey.
- v. To give something colour.
- v. intransitive To apply colours to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using coloured markers or crayons.
- v. of a face To become red through increased blood flow.
- v. To affect without completely changing.
- v. informal To attribute a quality to.
- v. mathematics To assign colours to the vertices of (a graph) or the regions of (a map) so that no two adjacent ones have the same colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Brit. See color.
- n. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction
- v. affect as in thought or feeling
- v. modify or bias
- adj. having or capable of producing colors
- n. any material used for its color
- n. the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
- n. the timbre of a musical sound
- n. a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
- v. change color, often in an undesired manner
- n. an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
- n. interest and variety and intensity
- v. give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
- n. a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
- v. add color to
- v. decorate with colors
- Middle English colo(u)r, from Anglo-Norman colur, from Old French colour, color, from Latin color, from Old Latin colos "covering", from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (“to cover, conceal”). Akin to Latin cēlō ("I hide, conceal"). Displaced Middle English blee ("colour"), from Old English blēo. More at blee. (Wiktionary)
“Speaking of the highly-coloured males, especially among birds, the same writer states that "the _normal colour_ (italics ours) is that of the young and the female, and the colour of the male is the result of his excessive variability.”
“Shadow is, on the contrary, necessary to the full presence of colour; for every colour is a diminished quantity or energy of light; and, practically, it follows from what I have just told you -- (that every light in painting is a shadow to higher lights, and every shadow a light to lower shadows) -- that also every _colour_ in painting must be a shadow to some brighter colour, and a light to some darker one -- all the while being a positive colour itself.”
“a considerable degree of what might be called naturalism, so far as good line-drawing and understanding of flower form goes, emphasis of colour being sought by means of _planes of colour_, rather than by planes of shadow.”
“a charge of a metal must rest upon a field that is of a colour or fur; or, contrariwise, that a charge of a colour must rest on a field that is of a metal or fur, -- that is, that _metal be not on metal, nor colour on colour_.”
“I can only empathise since my skin colour is the majority.”
“The main colour is red with the white hoop in the middle, sleeve ends and Puma logos all being white.”
“The main colour is maya blue with the "Aeroport Castello" sponsor screened on the in the middle.”
“Still fire and flesh pressed together, and a tiny spiral of smoke began to arise from Kwaque's finger-end that was different in colour from the smoke of a cigar-end.”
“Darker skin colour is just one thing, there are plenty of others characteristics.”
“That's like saying darker skin colour is stereotypical for black people.”
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