NounColor (plural Colors) (American)
- The spectral composition of visible light.
- Humans and birds can perceive color.
- A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class; blee.
- Most languages have names for the colors black, white, red, and green.
- Hue as opposed to achromatic colors (black, white and greys).
- He referred to the white flag as one "drained of all color".
- Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.
- Color has been a sensitive issue in many societies.
- (figuratively) interest, especially in a selective area.
- a bit of local color.
- 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.
- Could you give me some color with regards to which products made up the mix of revenue for this quarter?
- (physics) A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons.
- (snooker) Any of the colored balls excluding the reds.
- A front or facade: an ostensible truth actually false.
- Under color of law, he managed to bilk taxpayers of millions of dollars.
Color (not comparable) (US)
- Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray.
- Color television and movies were considered a great improvement over black and white.
- To give something color.
- We could color the walls red.
- To draw within the boundaries of a line drawing using colored markers or crayons.
- My kindergartener loves to color.
- (of a face) To become red through increased blood flow.
- To affect without completely changing.
- That interpretation certainly colors my perception of the book.
- To attribute a quality to.
- (colloquial) Color me confused.
- (mathematics) To assign colors to the vertices of (a graph) or the regions of (a map) so that no two adjacent ones have the same color.
- Can this graph be two-colored?
- You can color any map with four colors.
Adverbs for Color
amusingly; distinctly; faintly; unevenly; angrily; painfully; brilliantly; synthetically; violently; conspicuously; obscurely; exquisitely; highly; gorgeously; enchantingly; uniformly; vibrantly; iridescently; lavishly; emotionally; crudely; fragilely; gaudily; daringly; normally; decoratively; harmoniously; festively; incredibly; factitiously; flamboyantly; conventionally; exquisitely; garishly.
Adjectives for Color
blue; red; green; brown; yellow; black; white; purple; pink; light; dark; faded; spectacular; multi-; fall; winter; summer; spring; autumn; living; abnormal; ancient; myriad .
Adrianople red, Alice blue, Arabian red, Argos brown, Bordeaux, Brunswick black, Brunswick blue, Burgundy, Capri blue, Cassel yellow, Chinese blue, Chinese white, Claude tint, Cologne brown, Columbian red, Congo rubine, Copenhagen blue, Dresden blue, Dutch orange, Egyptian green, English red, French blue, French gray, Gobelin blue, Goya, Guinea green, India pink, Indian red, Irish green, Janus green, Kelly green, Kendal green, Kildare green, Klangfarbe, Lincoln green, Majolica earth, Mars orange, Mars violet, Mexican red, Mitis green, Montpellier green, Nile green, Paris green, Paris yellow, Persian blue, Persian red, Pompeian blue, Prussian blue, Prussian red, Quaker green, Roman umber, Saint Benoit, Saxe blue, Saxony green, Schweinfurt green, Spanish green, Spanish ocher, Tanagra, Tangier ocher, Technicolor, Titian, Turkey red, Turkey umber, Tyrian purple, Vandyke red, Vienna green, Wedgwood blue, Wedgwood green, absinthe, acid yellow, acier, acorn, acting, action, adjunct, adorn, adornment, affect, affectation, air, alabaster, alesan, alibi, alizarin brown, allow for, allowance, amber, amethyst, amidonaphthol red, anagnorisis, aniline black, aniline blue, annatto, anthracene brown, anthragallol, antique brown, antique gold, any color, apology, appearance, apple green, apply paint, apricot, aqua green, aquamarine, architectonics, architecture, argument, arrangement, array, arsenic yellow, ash, ash gray, atmosphere, attitude, attitudinizing, aureolin, autumn leaf, avocado green, azo blue, azo-orange, azulene, azure, azurite blue, baby blue, background, badge, balance, banner, barium sulfate, bat, bearing, beautify, bedaub, bedeck, bedizen, begild, belie, bend, benzoazurine, beryl, beryl green, besmear, besprinkle, bias, bice, biscuit, bister, blanc fixe, blanch, blazon, bleu celeste, blind, blond, blood, blue black, blue turquoise, bluff, bluffing, blush, bone black, bone brown, bottle green, bracken, brand, breathe, breed, brew, bright color, bright rose, brightness, brilliance, brow, brush on paint, brushwork, buff, bunny brown, burgee, burgundy, burlesque, burnt Roman ocher, burnt almond, burnt carmine, burnt ocher, burnt rose, burnt sienna, butter, cadet blue, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow, cafe noir, calamine blue, calcimine, camouflage, canary, carbon black, cardinal, caricature, carmine, carnation, carnelian, carotene, carriage, cartoon, cast, cast of countenance, catastrophe, celadon, censor, cerulean, chalk, chamois, champagne, change color, character, characterization, charcoal, chartreuse, chartreuse green, chartreuse tint, chartreuse yellow, cheating, chestnut, chrome, chrome black, chrome lemon, chrome orange, chrome oxide green, chrome red, chrome yellow, chromogen, chrysophenin, chrysoprase green, ciba blue, cinder gray, cinnabar, citron green, civette green, clan, clang color, claret, clematis, cloak, cloud gray, coat, coat of paint, coating, cobalt, cobalt green, cochineal, coconut, color filter, color gelatin, color patterns, color up, colorant, colorfulness, coloring, colors, complexion, complication, composition, conceal, continuity, contrivance, copper, copper red, coptic, copy, corbeau, cordovan, cornflower, countenance, cover, cover story, cover-up, cramoisie, crash, crayon, cream, cresol red, crimson, crocus, crosshatch, crystal gray, cucumber green, cyan, cyanine blue, cypress green, dab, dahlia, damask, damson, dandelion, dandify, darken, dash off, daub, dead leaf, dead-color, deception, deck, deck out, decoct, decontamination, decor, decorate, decoration, deep-dye, delft blue, delineate, delusion, demeanor, denomination, denouement, depict, description, design, designation, development, device, diagram, diminish, dip, disguise, dispose, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, distemper, distort, dizen, doeskin, doll up, doodle, double-dye, dove gray, drab, draft, draftsmanship, draw, dredge, dress, dress up, drier, drop black, duck green, dun, dye, dyestuff, ease, edit, eggshell, elaboration, embellish, embellishment, emblazon, emblazonment, emblazonry, emblem, embroider, embroidery, emerald, emeraude, enamel, engild, enrich, ensign, entincture, episode, erythema, exaggerate, excuse, extenuate, extenuating circumstances, extenuation, extenuative, exterior paint, fable, facade, face, facial appearance, faded rose, fake, fakery, faking, falling action, false air, false front, false show, falsify, falsity, fast-dye, favor, feather, feature, features, feigning, feint, fiesta, fig out, fir, fire red, fix up, flag, flame, flat coat, flat wash, flavor, flax, flesh, flesh color, flesh red, floor enamel, floridity, floridness, flourish, flower arrangement, flush, foliage brown, form, four-flushing, fox, fraud, fresco, front, frown, fuchsia, fuchsine, fudge, furbish, furniture arrangement, gaiety, gamboge, garb, garble, garnish, garnishment, garniture, garter blue, genre, genus, gild, gilding, gilt, gimmick, glare, glauconite, glaucous, glaucous blue, glaucous gray, glaucous green, glaze, gloss, gloss over, glow, glower, gnarl, golden pheasant, gonfalon, gorgeousness, grace, grain, grape, grass green, green ocher, grege, ground, grouping, grow red, growl, guise, gules, gun metal, gussy up, handle, hatch, hazel, helianthin, heliotrope, henna, high color, holly green, honey, honey yellow, hue, humbug, humbuggery, hyacinth, hyacinth red, identification, identity, ignore, ilk, illuminate, illumination, imbrue, imbue, imperial purple, imposture, impregnate, incarnadine, incident, incline, indigo, indigo white, induce, infiltrate, influence, infrared, infuse, ingrain, instill, intensity, interior paint, iron gray, iron red, isamine blue, ivory, ivory black, jack, jade, japan, jockey, jonquil, jouvence blue, kidney, kin, kind, label, lacquer, lake, lame excuse, lampblack, lapis lazuli blue, lavender, lavender blue, lay on color, lead, lead gray, leaf green, leather, leaven, lemon chrome, lessen, light red, lilac, limn, line, lineaments, lines, liver brown, livid pink, lobster, local color, locus standi, look black, look daggers, looks, lot, lower, loyalties, madder, madder blue, madder crimson, madder lake, madder orange, madder pink, madder rose, madder yellow, magenta, magnify, maize, make, make allowance for, malachite green, mallow, mallow pink, mandarin, manner, mantle, maple sugar, marigold, marine blue, mark, maroon, mask, masquerade, massicot, mauve, meadow brook, medium, melon, meretriciousness, metanil yellow, methyl green, methyl orange, methyl yellow, methylene azure, methylene blue, mien, mignonette, milori green, mince, miscite, miscolor, misconstrue, misdirect, misinterpret, misquote, misrender, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, misuse, mitigate, mitigation, mold, moleskin, monsignor, mood, moonlight, moss green, motif, mouse gray, move, movement, mulberry, mummy, murrey, myrtle, mythos, naphthol yellow, nature, navy, navy blue, negro, neutral tint, new blue, number, ocher brown, ocher orange, ocher red, oil yellow, old blue, old gold, old ivory, old red, olive, olive brown, olivesheen, opal gray, opaque color, orange chrome yellow, orange lead, orange madder, orange mineral, orange ocher, orchid, orchid rose, oriflamme, oriole, ornament, ornamentation, orpiment, orpiment red, ostensible motive, ostentation, otter brown, outward show, overcharge, overdraw, overpaint, overstate, oxblood, oxide brown, pad, paint, paint a picture, painterliness, pale, palladium red, palliate, palliation, palliative, pansy, pansy violet, parget, parody, parrot green, partridge, patina green, peach, peachblossom pink, peacock blue, pearl, pearl gray, pebble, pelican, pencil, penetrate, pennant, pennon, pepper-and-salt, peripeteia, permeate, perspective, persuade, persuasion, pervade, pervert, philamot, phosphine, phylum, physiognomy, picture, picturize, pigment, pigmentation, pink, plan, platinum, plausibility, playacting, plot, plum, plumbago gray, pompadour green, ponceau, pontiff purple, poor excuse, poppy, port, portray, pose, posing, position, posture, powder blue, powder gray, prank, prank up, predispose, preen, presence, pretense, pretension, pretext, prettify, prime, prime coat, primer, priming, primp, primp up, primrose, primuline yellow, prink, prink up, prompt, protestation, public motive, puce, pumpkin, pure color, purple lake, purree, put-off, put-on, pyrethrum yellow, qualification, quince yellow, race, raisin, raw sienna, raw umber, realgar, realgar orange, recognition, red, red lead, red ocher, red pink, red race, redden, reddishness, redecorate, redness, redo, refuge, refurbish, regal purple, representation, reseda, resorcin dark brown, richness, rising action, roan, roccellin, rose, rose pink, rouge, royal pink, royal purple, rubine, rubor, ruby, ruddle, rufosity, russet, saffron, salmon, sand, sap green, saturate, saturation, scarlet madder, scheme, scowl, scratch, screen, scumble, sea blue, sea-water green, seal, season, secondary plot, seeming, semblance, serpentine green, set off, set out, shade, shading, shadow, sham, shamrock, shape, shell pink, shellac, shocking pink, show, silver, simulacrum, simulation, sketch, sky blue, slant, slop on paint, slur over, smalt, smarten, smarten up, smear, smoke blue, smoke gray, smoke screen, snap, snapdragon, snarl, soft-pedal, soften, soften up, softening, solferino, sort, species, speciousness, spit, spruce up, squirm with self-consciousness, stain, stalking-horse, stammel, stammer, stamp, stance, stand, standard, steel blue, steel gray, steep, stencil, stil-de-grain yellow, stipple, story, strain, stratagem, straw, strawberry, streamer, stripe, structure, style, subject, subplot, subterfuge, suffuse, sulfur, sunflower yellow, suntan, sway, switch, symbols, taint, tangerine, tartrazine, taupe, tawny, tea rose, technique, temper, tempera, tenne, terra cotta, terra sienna, terra umbra, terre-verte, the like of, the likes of, thematic development, theme, thinner, timbre, tinct, tinction, tincture, tinge, tint, titivate, toast, toluidine red, tonality, tone, tone color, tone quality, topaz, topic, torture, trace, traits, transfuse, transparent color, travesty, treatment, tribe, trick, trick out, trick up, trim, trimming, trypan blue, turn, turn color, turn pale, turn red, turpentine, turps, turquoise, twist, type, ultramarine, umber, undercoat, undercoating, understate, values, variety, varnish, vehicle, veil, verd gay, verdant green, verdet, verdigris, vermilionette, violet, viridian, viridine green, visage, vividness, warp, wash, wash coat, wear down, weigh with, white lead, whiten, whitewash, whitewashing, window dressing, wine, wine purple, woad, work, wrench, xanthene, xanthin, yellow madder, yellow ocher, zaffer, zinc orange, zinc oxide, zinc sulfide, zinc white
- colour (British)
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”). See usage note below. Displaced Middle English blee (“color”) from Old English blēo. More at blee.
- (UK) enPR: kŭl'ə(r), IPA: /ˈkʌl.ə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /"kVl.@(r)/
- (US) enPR: kŭl'ər, IPA: /ˈkʌl.ɚ/, SAMPA: /"kVl.@`/
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- Rhymes: -ʌlə(r)
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The late Anglo-Norman colour, which is the standard UK spelling, has been the usual spelling in Britain since the 14th century and was chosen by Dr. Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (1755) along with other Anglo-Norman spellings such as favour, honour, etc. The Latin spelling color was occasionally used from the 15th century onward, mainly due to Latin influence; it was lemmatized by Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language (1828), along with favor, honor, etc., and is currently the standard U.S. spelling.
In Canada, colour is preferred, but color is not unknown; in Australia, -our endings are the standard, although -or endings had some currency in the past and are still sporadically found in some regions.
- The Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989), s.v. colour, color, n.1
- Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961; repr. 2002), p. 24a.
- Pam Peters, The Cambridge Guide to English Usage (2004), pp. 397-398.
- See Appendix:Colors
From Latin color.
Color m. and f. (plural Colors)
- (US) Color; (UK) colour (spectral composition of visible light).
- (US) Color; (UK) colour (particular set of the visible spectrum).
- (US) Colorant; (UK) colourant; dye; pigment.
- (US) Color; (UK) colour (hue as opposed to achromatic colors).
- (US) Color; (UK) colour (human skin tone, as an indicator of race or ethnicity).
- (US) Color; (UK) colour (human skin tone, as an indicator of physical or emotional well-being).
- (US) Color; (UK) colour (standard or banner (colors or colours)).
- (heraldry) (US) Color; (UK) colour (any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms).
- (figuratively) (US) Color; (UK) colour (distinguishing characteristic).
- (literature, art) (US) Color; (UK) colour. (the characteristics that give life or energy to a work)
- (music) (US) Color; (UK) colour; timbre.
- (physics) Color; (UK) colour. (one of the three states of a quark in chromodynamics)
- Color can used as either a masculine or feminine noun, but masculine usage is considerably more common.
- (basic colors) color; blanc, blau, gris, groc, lila, marró, negre, porpra, roig, rosa, taronja, verd, vermell, violat (Category: ca:Colors) 
color m. inv.
- French: couleur
Color f. (plural Colors)
- color, hue
- rouge (cosmetics)
- pretext, motive, reason
- side, party, faction
- race, ethnicity
- (poker) flush
- (basic colors) color; amarillo, azul, blanco, gris, morado, naranja, negro, marrón, rojo, verde (Category: es:Colors)