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  1. modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. outward or token appearance or form; "he tried to give his actions a semblance of authenticity"; "the situation soon took on a different color" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (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
  8. a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (photography) "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "in glorious color"; "marvelous color illustrations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. gloss or excuse; "color a lie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. See Color. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To give a color to; dye; tint; stain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To modify; misrepresent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To change color; blush. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Colorable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Coloration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Color, etc.; the usual spelling in England. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A flag, ensing, or standard; a badge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A property inherent in light, or the conditions under which it is transmitted, which gives to bodies different appearances to the eye; the hue or appearance of a body to the eye, or a quality of sensation, caused by the rays of light; paint; pigment; appearance of blood in the face; appearance; false show; pretence; kind; species; character. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain; to palliate; to give a specious appearance to; to make plansible; to exaggerate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To turn red; to blush. Primary colours, loosely, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet; strictly, red, green, and violet. Complementary colours, those that are wanting to make up white. Prismatic colours, those into which pure light is resolved when transmitted through a triangular glass prism. Water colours, such as are used in painting without being mixed with oil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. The hue or appearance that a body presents to the eye; dye or tinge; anything used to give or impart colour to a body; a paint; appearance to the mind; false show. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. A flag, standard, or ensign. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. To alter or change the outward appearance of any body or substance; to tinge; to dye; to give a specious appearance to; to make plausible; to blush. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. The subject of colours holds an important place in the Scriptures. White occurs as the translation of various Hebrew words. It is applied to milk ( Genesis 49:12 ), manna ( Exodus 16:31 ), snow ( Isaiah 1:18 ), horses ( Zechariah 1:8 ), raiment (Eccl 9:8 ). Another Hebrew word so rendered is applied to marble ( Esther 1:6 ), and a cognate word to the lily (Cant 2:16 ). A different term, meaning "dazzling," is applied to the countenance (Cant 5:10 ). This colour was an emblem of purity and innocence ( Mark 16:5 ; John 20:12 ; Revelation 19:8 Revelation 19:14 ), of joy (Eccl 9:8 ), and also of victory ( Zechariah 6:3 ; Revelation 6:2 ). The hangings of the tabernacle court ( Exodus 27:9 ; 38:9 ), the coats, mitres, bonnets, and breeches of the priests ( Exodus 39:27 Exodus 39:28 ), and the dress of the high priest on the day of Atonement ( Leviticus 16:4 Leviticus 16:32 ), were white. Black, applied to the hair ( Leviticus 13:31 ; Cant 5:11 ), the complexion (Cant 1:5 ), and to horses ( Zechariah 6:2 Zechariah 6:6 ). The word rendered "brown" in Genesis 30:32 (RSV, "black") means properly "scorched", i.e., the colour produced by the influence of the sun's rays. "Black" in Job 30:30 means dirty, blackened by sorrow and disease. The word is applied to a mourner's robes ( Jeremiah 8:21 ; 14:2 ), to a clouded sky ( 1 Kings 18:45 ), to night ( Micah 3:6 ; Jeremiah 4:28 ), and to a brook rendered turbid by melted snow ( Job 6:16 ). It is used as symbolical of evil in Zech 6:2,6and Revelation 6:5 . It was the emblem of mourning, affliction, calamity ( Jeremiah 14:2 ; Lamentations 4:8 ; 5:10 ). Red, applied to blood ( 2 Kings 322 ;22), a heifer ( Numbers 19:2 ), pottage of lentils ( Genesis 25:30 ), a horse ( Zechariah 1:8 ), wine ( Proverbs 23:31 ), the complexion ( Genesis 25:25 ; Cant 5:10 ). This colour is symbolical of bloodshed ( Zechariah 6:2 ; Revelation 6:4 ; 12:3 ). Purple, a colour obtained from the secretion of a species of shell-fish (the Murex trunculus) which was found in the Mediterranean, and particularly on the coasts of Phoenicia and Asia Minor. The colouring matter in each separate shell-fish amounted to only a single drop, and hence the great value of this dye. Robes of this colour were worn by kings ( Judges 8:26 ) and high officers ( Esther 8:15 ). They were also worn by the wealthy and luxurious ( Jeremiah 10:9 ; Ezekiel 27:7 ; Luke 16:19 ; Revelation 17:4 ). With this colour was associated the idea of royalty and majesty ( Judges 8:26 ; Cant 3:10 ; 7:5 ; Daniel 5:7 Daniel 5:16 Daniel 5:29 ). Blue. This colour was also procured from a species of shell-fish, the chelzon of the Hebrews, and the Helix ianthina of modern naturalists. The tint was emblematic of the sky, the deep dark hue of the Eastern sky. This colour was used in the same way as purple. The ribbon and fringe of the Hebrew dress were of this colour ( Numbers 15:38 ). The loops of the curtains ( Exodus 26:4 ), the lace of the high priest's breastplate, the robe of the ephod, and the lace on his mitre, were blue ( Exodus 28:28 Exodus 28:31 Exodus 28:37 ). Scarlet, or Crimson. In Isaiah 1:18 a Hebrew word is used which denotes the worm or grub whence this dye was procured. In Genesis 38:28 Genesis 38:30 , the word so rendered means "to shine," and expresses the brilliancy of the colour. The small parasitic insects from which this dye was obtained somewhat resembled the cochineal which is found in Eastern countries. It is called by naturalists Coccus ilics. The dye was procured from the female grub alone. The only natural object to which this colour is applied in Scripture is the lips, which are likened to a scarlet thread (Cant 4:3 ). Scarlet robes were worn by the rich and luxurious ( 2 Samuel 1:24 ; Proverbs 31:21 ; Jeremiah 4:30 . Revelation 17:4 ). It was also the hue of the warrior's dress ( Nahum 2:3 ; Isaiah 9:5 ). The Phoenicians excelled in the art of dyeing this colour ( 2 Chronicles 2:7 ). These four colours--white, purple, blue, and scarlet--were used in the textures of the tabernacle curtains ( Exodus 26:1 Exodus 26:31 Exodus 26:36 ), and also in the high priest's ephod, girdle, and breastplate ( Exodus 28:5 Exodus 28:6 Exodus 28:8 Exodus 28:15 ). Scarlet thread is mentioned in connection with the rites of cleansing the leper ( Leviticus 14:4 Leviticus 14:6 Leviticus 14:51 ) and of burning the red heifer ( Numbers 19:6 ). It was a crimson thread that Rahab was to bind on her window as a sign that she was to be saved alive ( Joshua 2:18 ; 6:25 ) when the city of Jericho was taken. Vermilion, the red sulphuret of mercury, or cinnabar; a colour used for drawing the figures of idols on the walls of temples ( Ezekiel 23:14 ), or for decorating the walls and beams of houses ( Jeremiah 22:14 ). biblestudytools.com
  34. (US "color") Colours are usually represented asRGB triples in a digital image because this correspondsmost closely to the electronic signals needed to drive aCRT. Several equivalent systems ("colour models") exist,e.g. HSB. A colour image may be stored as three separateimages, one for each of red, green, and blue, or each pixelmay encode the colour using separate bit-fields for eachcolour component, or each pixel may store a logical colournumber which is looked up in a hardware colour palette tofind the colour to display.Printers may use the CMYK or Pantone representations ofcolours as well as RGB. foldoc_fs
  35. kul'ur, n. 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: appearance: pretext: tint: paint: false show: kind: (pl.) a flag, ensign, or standard: paints.--v.t. to put colour on: to stain: to paint: to set in a fair light: to exaggerate: to misrepresent.--v.i. to show colour: to blush.--adjs. COLORIF'IC, containing or producing colours; COL'OURABLE, having a fair appearance: designed to conceal.--adv. COL'OURABLY.--n. COLOUR[=A]'TION.--adj. COL'OUR-BLIND, unable to distinguish between colours.--n. COL'OUR-BLIND'NESS.--adjs. COL'OURED, having colour: (Spens.) having a specious appearance, deceitful: of the complexion, other than white.--ns. COL'OURING, any substance used to give colour: manner of applying colours: specious appearance; COL'OURIST, one who colours or paints: one who excels in colouring.--adj. COL'OURLESS, without colour: transparent: neutral.--ns. COL'OURMAN, one who prepares and sells colours; COL'OUR-SER'GEANT, the sergeant who guards the colours of a regiment.--adj. COL'OURY, having much colour.--COLOUR A PIPE, to cause a tobacco-pipe, esp. a meerschaum, to take on a brown or black colour, by smoking.--A PERSON OF COLOUR, a person of negro blood.--CHANGE COLOUR, to turn pale: to blush; COME OFF WITH FLYING COLOURS, to do something with great éclat; COME OUT IN ONE'S TRUE COLOURS, to appear in one's real character; DESERT ONE'S COLOURS, to abandon one's post or duty; FAST COLOUR, a colour which does not fade when washed; FIGHT UNDER FALSE COLOURS, to put forward a false pretence as a cover for one's actions; GIVE COLOUR, to give plausibility: HANG OUT FALSE COLOURS, to put up another's flag, to pretend to belong to another party than one really does; HIGH COLOUR, pronounced redness of complexion; LOSE COLOUR, to lose one's good looks; NAIL ONE'S COLOURS TO THE MAST, to commit one's self to some party or plan of action; OFF COLOUR, faded: past one's best; PAINT IN BRIGHT COLOURS, to embellish: to exaggerate; PRIMARY COLOURS, the three colours, red, green, and violet, from which the others, called SECONDARY COLOURS, can be obtained; SHOW ONE'S COLOURS, to show what are one's inclinations, opinions, or character; STICK TO ONE'S COLOURS, to adhere to one's party or opinions; UNDER COLOUR OF, under the pretext of; WITHOUT COLOUR, without disguise: colourless: without individuality. [Fr.,--L. color; akin to cel[=a]re, to cover, to conceal.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Sensation produced on eye by rays of decomposed light (cf. black, effect produced by no light or by surface reflecting no rays, & white, effect produced by rays of undecomposed light); a particular hue, one, or any mixture, of constituents into which light decomposes as in spectrum, including loosely black, white (ACCIDENTAL c.; complementary c., that combined with given c. makes white; fundamental, primary, simple, cc., red, green, & violet, or with painters red, blue, & yellow, giving all others by mixture; secondary c., mixture of two primary; c.-blind, unable to distinguish certain colours, see DALTONISM, also fig. in United States, impartial between whites& blacks, whence colour-blindness n.); man, woman, &c., of c., of non-white race, esp. negro; ruddiness of face (lose, gain, c.; change c., turn pale or red); appearance, light, (paint in bright, dark, cc.; see in its true cc.; put false cc. upon); (Art) colouring, c. -system, -perception, effect as of c. got by light and shade in engraving, whence colourist (3) n., colouristic a.; pigment, paint, (c. -box, of assorted artists\' paints; WATER cc.; c.-man, dealer in paints). (Pl.) coloured ribbon, dress, &c., worn as symbol of party, membership of club, &c. (get one\'s, give one his, cc., of inclusion in athletic team; show one\'s cc., one\'s party or character); flag of regiment or ship (TROOPING of cc.; come off with flying cc., will credit; nail cc. to mast, persist, refuse to climb down; c.-sergeant, army sergeant with duty of guarding cc.); coloured dresses. Show of reason, pretext, false plea, (give no c. for saying; under c. of); (Mus.) timbre, quality, also variety of expression; (Gen.) character, tone, quality, mood, shade of meaning, (take one\'s c. from); (literature) picturesqueness, ornate style, (local c., use of details giving verisimilitude, background, or atmosphere). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. Give c. to; paint, stain, dye; disguise; misrepresent; imbue with its own c. (motive colours act); take on c.; blush; coloured person, wholly or partly negro. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. [Latin] An inherent property in light, which gives to external objects different hues or shades when seen by the human eye; —any hue or tint as distinguished from white; —that which is used to give colour; paint;-- false show;disguise; —a flag or standard. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. The appearance of bodies to the eye, hue, die; the appearance of blood in - the face; the tint of the painter; the representation of any thing superficially examined; palliation ; appearance, appearance, falfe fhew; in the plural, a standard, an ensign of war. Complete Dictionary

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