Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having, resembling, or pertaining to many or a world of colors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having many, or several, colors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having many colors. Also multicolored.

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

  • adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
  • adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

Etymologies

From Latin multicolor; see below. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Despite the drawbacks of blue and cyan fluorescent proteins, the widespread interest in multicolor labeling and FRET has popularized their application in a number of investigations.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • I still got my backpack, '"adding," I was intimidated and tried to set myself apart, and that resulted in multicolor hair. "

    Christina Hendricks Reveals Picture Of Her 'Misfit' High School Look (VIDEO)

  • Many in the capital have grown weary of the confrontation and the disruptions, and thousands of so-called multicolor protesters gathered at a park Saturday to demand the protests end.

    The Seattle Times

  • The scanner made by Philips, using a method called multicolor computed tomography, or CT, showed the gold particles heading to the dangerous artery-clogging plaque, the team reported in the September issue of the journal Radiology.

    Reuters: Top News

  • In place of a crucifix, the wall behind the altar bears a painted multicolor tribute to what one congregant calls “the upward progress of black people throughout the world.”

    American Grace

  • This hi-tech illuminated bed comes with a programmable integrated LED lighting system that serves a multicolor purpose.

    Philippe Coudray – Renoma Collection

  • I need to put in more peas, and the second crop of carrots (I have multicolor carrots!), and the mesclun.

    rock and roll is dead i probably shoulda stayed in school

  • Students, she said, asked to replace the drab walls with pictures, multicolor paint and memorabilia to make the bathrooms feel more like the ones in a home.

    At Woodbridge school, building a better bathroom

  • The russeting, how they're multicolor — those are normally no-nos and cause for rejection in other varieties, says Michael Rozyne, co-director of the Canton, Mass., nonprofit Red Tomato, which works to get local farm produce into mainstream supermarkets.

    Before the Mac, Vintage Apples

  • The coats range in style and include a very limited edition Pendelton pullover with drawstring hood, a multicolor stripe wool blazer with leather buttons, a black and white ombre wool barn coat with wood buttons and leather collar and a pale smoke gray wool/cashmere cape with a quirky hidden blue zipper and blue silk lining.

    Dusen Wylie Debuts Coat Collection

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