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Definitions of colour

  1. To give a color to; dye; tint; stain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To modify; misrepresent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. See Color. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A flag, ensing, or standard; a badge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A flag, standard, or ensign. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. (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
  17. a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. Coloration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. (photography) "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "in glorious color"; "marvelous color illustrations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. Colorable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for colour

  1. The whole day took its colour from this happy beginning. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  2. " Of course I should," said Herbert, franker still in his colour than his speech. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
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