from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural brown earth containing ferric oxide and manganese oxides, used as pigment.
- n. Any of the shades of brown produced by umber in its various states.
- adj. Of or related to umber.
- adj. Having a brownish color.
- transitive v. To darken with or as if with umber.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a brown clay, somewhat darker than ochre, which contains iron and manganese oxides.
- n. Alternative form of umbrere.
- adj. Of a reddish brown colour, like that of the pigment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called burnt umber; when not heated, it is called raw umber. See Burnt umber, below.
- n. An umbrere.
- n. See Grayling, 1.
- n. An African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also umbrette, umbre, and umber bird.
- adj. Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky.
- transitive v. To color with umber; to shade or darken.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Shade.
- n. A fish, the grayling. See Thymallus.
- n. The umber-bird.
- n. Same as umbrel, 3.
- n. A natural pigment somewhat resembling an ocher, but darker and browner, due to the presence of oxid of manganese.
- Of a brown color; dark; dusky.
- To color with umber, or as with umber; shade or darken.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments
- n. an earth pigment
- n. a medium brown to dark-brown color
French (terre d') ombre or Italian (terra di) ombra, shadow (earth), both possibly from alteration (influenced by French ombre and Italian ombra, shadow) of Latin Umbria, a region of ancient Italy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)