American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light. See Table at color.
- n. A particular gradation of color; a shade or tint.
- n. Color: all the hues of the rainbow.
- n. Appearance; aspect: a man of somber hue.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Form; appearance; guise.
- n. Color; specifically and technically, distinctive quality of color in an object or on a surface; the respect in which red, yellow, green, blue, etc., differ one from another; that in which colors of equal luminosity and chroma may differ. Hue is the distinctive quality of a color, the respect in which colors may differ though they have the same luminosity and chroma. Thus, scarlet and crimson differ in hue, but bulf and yellow especially in chroma, myrtle and emerald-green chiefly in luminosity.
- n. In painting, a compound color in which one of the primaries predominates, as the various grays, which are composed of the three primary colors in unequal proportion.
- n. A cry; a shout; loud shouting of many voices, as in pursuit of game or of a fugitive: now used only in the phrase hue and cry.
- n. In English practice, a written proclamation issued on the escape of a felon from prison, requiring officers and all other people to assist in retaking him. A general outcry or alarm; a great stir or clamor made about any matter.
- n. obsolete A shout or cry.
- n. obsolete Form; appearance; guise.
- n. A color, or shade of color, blee; tint; dye.
- n. The characteristic related to the light frequency that appears in the color, for instance red, yellow, green, cyan, blue or magenta.
- n. figuratively A character; aspect, blee.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Color or shade of color; tint; dye.
- n. (Painting) A predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others.
- n. A shouting or vociferation.
- v. take on color or become colored
- v. suffuse with color
- n. the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
- From Middle English hewe, from Old English hīew, hīw ("appearance, form, species, kind; apparition; hue, color; beauty; figure of speech"), from Proto-Germanic *hiwjan (“hue, form, shape, appearance; mildew”), from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- (“skin, colour of the skin”) or Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (“grey, dark shade”). Cognate with Swedish hy ("complexion, skin"), Norwegian hy ("fluff, mold, skin"), Icelandic hégóma ("vanity"), Gothic (hiwi, "form, show, appearance"). Compare also Sanskrit (chavī, "cuticle, skin, hide; beauty, splendour"); Irish céo ("fog"), Tocharian B ... (kwele, "black, dark grey"), Lithuanian šývas ("light grey"), Albanian thinjë ("grey"), Sanskrit ... (śyāvá, "brown"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, color, form, from Old English hīw, hēo. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“IV. ii.99 (462,8) Coal-black is better than another hue,/In that it seems to bear another hue] We may better read, _In that it_ scorns _to bear another hue_.”
“Onlookers are speculating that the change in hue is calculated to appease the Party’s right-wing members, coming at a time when party leader David Cameron’s authority has been under attack.”
“You made me laugh and it threw off a certain ... hue ...”
“I came to this country to build my fortune, to get away from the hand of socialism, and I come and see this country taken down by the likes of you: a person a similar skin hue who cannot see the truth.”
“The texture should be light and fluffy, with the golden hue from the egg yolk.”
“These objects — usually strikingly blue in hue — may include hundreds of shells, leaves, flowers, feathers, stones, berries, and even discarded plastic items or pieces of glass.”
“MORE FASHION: Spring's hot hue is a not-so-mellow yellow”
“Any Conservative of whatever Liberal hue is worth any number of self satisfied poseurs who have expressed, in effect, an intention to work on behalf of the Labour Party.”
“Some are pastel-coloured; others are darker in hue; still others shine radiant and unblemished like the hands of the rain.”
“I doo rememebr a skinny ole school marm who thaougt my blond hair was what she called "juxtaposed" to the local skin hue and hare color, .. and i rememebr it was a lot hotter where I livedd in that shed, .. than whar I come from,.”
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