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Definitions of color

  1. To impart a color to; tint; dye. Also, colour. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To put color on: to stain: to paint: to set in a fair light: to exaggerate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To give a color to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To give a color to; dye; tint; stain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To modify; misrepresent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To show color: to blush. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. An ensign, flag, or badge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (high energy physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Any hue distinguished from white or black. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. The hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. That which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. A distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol (usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the cap and jacket worn by the jockey). Newage Dictionary DB
  24. An apparent right; as where the defendant in trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from the jury to the court. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. The hue or appearance that a body presents to the eye; a pigment or paint; complexion; redness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. A property of light which causes bodies to have different appearances to the eye: the hue or appearance which bodies present to the eye: appearance of blood in the face: tint: paint: false show: kind:-pl. a flag, ensign, or standard: paints. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A property of light; appearances produced by rays of different refrangibility; hue; paint; show; appearance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Coloration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Any one of the hues of the rainbow, or a blending of those hues; loosely, any hue including black and white. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A paint or pigment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. An appearance; pretense; disguise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. (photography) "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "in glorious color"; "marvelous color illustrations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. Colorable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for color

  1. They liked music, they liked color – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  2. We'll tell them that it ought to be blue because blue's the school color and all that. – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour
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