Definitions of colour

  1. To give a color to; dye; tint; stain.
  2. To modify; misrepresent.
  3. change color, often in an undesired manner; " The shirts discolored"
  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"
  5. ( physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors
  6. affect as in thought or feeling; " My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; " The sadness tinged his life"
  7. having or capable of producing colors; " color film"; " he rented a color television"; " marvelous color illustrations"
  8. See Color.
  9. To dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain; to palliate; to give a specious appearance to; to make plansible; to exaggerate.
  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.
  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.
  12. A flag, ensing, or standard; a badge.
  13. A flag, standard, or ensign.
  14. the timbre of a musical sound; " the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
  15. interest and variety and intensity; " the Puritan Period was lacking in color"
  16. a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race ( especially Blacks)
  17. any material used for its color; " she used a different color for the trim"
  18. Coloration.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. ( photography) " color film"; " he rented a color television"; " in glorious color"; " marvelous color illustrations"
  22. Colorable.
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