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Definitions of color

  1. modify or bias; " His political ideas color his lectures"
  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
  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"
  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"
  5. the timbre of a musical sound; " the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
  6. interest and variety and intensity; " the Puritan Period was lacking in color"
  7. ( high energy physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors
  8. a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race ( especially Blacks)
  9. any material used for its color; " she used a different color for the trim"
  10. ( photography) " color film"; " he rented a color television"; " in glorious color"; " marvelous color illustrations"
  11. add color to; " The child colored the drawings"; " Fall colored the trees"; " colorize black and white film"
  12. gloss or excuse; " color a lie"
  13. change color, often in an undesired manner; " The shirts discolored"
  14. decorate with colors; " color the walls with paint in warm tones"
  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"
  16. ( physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors
  17. affect as in thought or feeling; " My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; " The sadness tinged his life"
  18. having or capable of producing colors; " color film"; " he rented a color television"; " marvelous color illustrations"
  19. 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.
  20. Any hue distinguished from white or black.
  21. The hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion.
  22. That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors.
  23. That which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance.
  24. Shade or variety of character; kind; species.
  25. 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).
  26. 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.
  27. To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.
  28. 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.
  29. To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.
  30. The hue or appearance that a body presents to the eye; a pigment or paint; complexion; redness.
  31. To impart a color to; tint; dye. Also, colour.
  32. Hue, the quality other than shape and texture which an object presents to the eye.
  33. 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.
  34. To put color on: to stain: to paint: to set in a fair light: to exaggerate.
  35. To show color: to blush.
  36. A property of light; appearances produced by rays of different refrangibility; hue; paint; show; appearance.
  37. To give a color to.
  38. To give a color to; dye; tint; stain.
  39. To modify; misrepresent.
  40. To change color; blush.
  41. Colorable.
  42. Coloration.
  43. Any one of the hues of the rainbow, or a blending of those hues; loosely, any hue including black and white.
  44. A paint or pigment.
  45. An appearance; pretense; disguise.
  46. An ensign, flag, or badge.
  47. See Colour.
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Usage examples for color

  1. I asked, disturbed a little by the absence of color from his face, apparent even in that uncertain light. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  2. She hesitated a little, and a faint color came into her pale face. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  3. They liked music, they liked color – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  4. " I am very much obliged to you," she said; her color was coming back, and she had evidently got control of herself. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  5. Her color had come at last. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  6. The woman was startled, color rose into her face. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  7. Blanca hesitated with some color in her face, but just then Father Agustin returned. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  8. But I will go on somehow till the color is out. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  9. No color at all, you might say. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  10. Why, you could see the color o' every thing. – Oldtown Fireside Stories The Ghost In The Mill; The Sullivan Looking-Glass; The Minister's Housekeeper; The Widow's Bandbox; Captain Kidd's Money; "Mis' Elderkin's Pitcher"; The Ghost In The Cap'n Brownhouse by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  11. The stole should be of the proper color of the Church Season and may be white, green, red, violet or black. – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  12. I'm a little off color to- day. – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  13. It was her turn to color – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  14. There, her color is coming back. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  15. Its pale lips were parted in suspense, and the color had faded from its cheeks. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  16. " So I did," she cried, and the color flew over her cheek. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  17. Seems his mother's kitchen on the old farm was done that way and Uncle Tony's never been able to see any other color – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  18. 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
  19. Then I should remember that there is always so much we do not know which would put a different color on any story, and I believe they could never be true again. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  20. You Lhari can't see color at all. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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