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Definitions of colour

  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. See Color.
  20. To give a color to; dye; tint; stain.
  21. To modify; misrepresent.
  22. To change color; blush.
  23. Colorable.
  24. Coloration.
  25. Color, etc.; the usual spelling in England.
  26. A flag, ensing, or standard; a badge.
  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.
  28. To dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain; to palliate; to give a specious appearance to; to make plansible; to exaggerate.
  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.
  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.
  31. A flag, standard, or ensign.
  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.
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Antonyms for colour

colorlessness, black and white, colourlessness, discolor, achromatism.

Quotes of colour

  1. I became intrigued with colour theory. The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute, a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season, amused me. – John Barton
  2. Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones. – Paul Cezanne
  3. It's a dumb question, because I don't look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later. – Antoine Fuqua
  4. With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour – Theodore Gericault
  5. After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked, but because Land had made such an impact on the general public my colour work wasn't reviewed. – Fay Godwin
  6. We shouldn't build a technology to colour or grey out, what people say. The media in general is balanced, although there are a lot of issues to be addressed that the media rightly pick up on. – Tim Berners Lee
  7. Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an element as fire and water. – Fernand Leger
  8. In the case of composite colour an infinity of systems must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with an infinity of interval values separating them- that is to say, the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied in continuous manner by these maxima. – Gabriel Lippmann
  9. Speed kills colour the gyroscope, when turning at full speed, shows up gray. – Paul Morand
  10. Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere. – Bram Stoker
  11. Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind. – David Trimble
  12. The pigeon here is a beautiful bird, of a delicate bronze colour tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple. – William John Wills
  13. I had been living with dialysis for three years or so, and the new kidney felt like a reprieve, a new gift of life. I felt alive again and I guess that has had an effect on my use of colour – Peter Wright

Usage examples for colour

  1. I could die into colour hearing her! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Your lips have more colour – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  3. Where should he find a girl like that in England with such colour such eyes, such hair, such innocence,- and then with so sweet a voice? – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  4. And these come of any colour and form; you never can count what they will be, and are lucky to get four legs to them. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  5. Malcourt's face had lost its colour – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  6. Soon I could see that she was beginning to breathe, a slight colour having come back to her cheeks, and then she opened her eyes, but she seemed not to be looking at anything. – The Loss of the Royal George by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. You were so beautiful, such a wonderful colour – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  8. What colour should you say it was now? – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  9. What was the colour of his last suit? – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  10. " When the sweet eyes closed and the dear face lost its last shadow of colour I kissed my own Mother for the last time and came away. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  11. " 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
  12. It was not his eye- certainly it was a funny colour this morning and it hurt when you touched it, but he was proud of that. – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  13. My father does, replied Martin, a little colour rising in his cheek, and my mother, and my brothers. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  14. Daisy was with her as he entered the garden, but she went into the house, and Eve, with her colour returning slightly, held out one hand and pointed to the place at her side. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  15. The whole day took its colour from this happy beginning. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  16. Oh, exclaimed Father John, that's a horse of another colour going to get married, is he? – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  17. The colour was coming and going in her cheeks and her eyes were very bright. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  18. Graeme laughed, but she was very much afraid she changed colour too, as she answered: " There is no haste. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  19. He is without figure, form, colour or parts. – The Faith of Islam by Edward Sell