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Definitions of yellow

  1. ( informal) easily frightened
  2. ( archaic) showing or experiencing a state of disordered feeling or distorted judgment as through bitterness or melancholy; " all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye"- Alexander Pope
  3. affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
  4. typical of tabloids; " sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; " yellow journalism"
  5. similar to the color of an egg yolk
  6. turn yellow; " The pages of the book began to yellow"
  7. the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
  8. cowardly or treacherous; " the little yellow stain of treason"- M. W. Straight; " too yellow to stand and fight"
  9. changed to a yellowish color by age; " yellowed parchment"
  10. easily frightened
  11. Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he has a yellow streak.
  12. Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green.
  13. A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green.
  14. A yellow pigment.
  15. To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.
  16. To become yellow or yellower.
  17. Sensational; - said of some newspapers, their makers, etc.; as, yellow journal, journalism, etc.
  18. Of the color of gold, sulphur, etc.; slang, cowardly or dishonorable; as, the slacker showed his yellow streak; colloquially sensational: said of some newspapers; as, yellow journals are not to be depended on.
  19. The third color of the rainbow, between orange and green; any dye or paint that colors things yellow; the yolk of an egg.
  20. To make or become yellow.
  21. Yellowness.
  22. A color, that of gold or butter, occupying a position in the spectrum between green and orange.
  23. Having the color of butter or gold, flavescent. xanthic; flavus, luteus; in composition xantho.
  24. Of a bright gold color.
  25. A bright golden color.
  26. A yellow color.
  27. Of the color of gold.
  28. Having the color of brass, gold, etc.
  29. The color of the spectrum between green and orange.
  30. Being of the colour of gold.
  31. A bright colour, like that of gold, which, after white, reflects more light than any other colour, and occurs in the solar spectrum between green and orange.
  32. To make yellow.
  33. To become yellow. Yellow Bachelor's Buttons, the double garden variety of the plant ranunculus repens.
  34. One of the primitive or prismatic colours; a bright- golden colour; united with blue it yields green, with red it produces orange.
  35. Being of a pure bright- golden colour.
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Usage examples for yellow

  1. A huge yellow form shot over the trail and hit the top of the slide with a crash. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  2. King Death was a rare old fellow, He sat where no sun could shine, And he lifted his hand so yellow And pour'd out his coal- black wine. – Charles Dickens and Music by James T. Lightwood
  3. The yellow dog followed him to the fence and then ran back to see what he had dropped. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  4. Only the yellow light answered her. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  5. They treated him for two weeks for yellow fever! – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  6. Pardieu, what does it matter whether your husband have yellow hair or brown? – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  7. It was a perfect Popsipetel day, bright and hot, blue and yellow – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  8. Yellow Barbee has a new girl. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  9. After- part of the body has yellow bars across it. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  10. " Yellow waistcoats are all very well," said Fanny. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  11. I saw Good have a cat beside the yellow bird which was with her." – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  12. Only his horror of being " yellow had kept him to his promise. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  13. Heine came wading through the hot yellow grass. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  14. Presently he reappeared in the warmer yellow of the light that poured through the windows of the old public- house. – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
  15. Of course, no yellow faced man was on the train. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  16. Have discarded Yellow Bellflower because it won't bear; Milam, because it is too small; Rawle's Janet, off on color. – The Apple by Various
  17. Presently he put his hand in his pocket and his fingers closed over Barbara's yellow rose. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  18. Now, we're going to ride and look for your red- and- yellow box, Mr. Tallman. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  19. " They come about the same time as the yellow ones," said Donald, " but we don't find very many of them." – Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) by Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm
  20. The back of the house was yellow brick, because that did not show so much. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
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