Definitions for: Colour


[n] the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
[n] outward or token appearance or form; "he tried to give his actions a semblance of authenticity"; "the situation soon took on a different color"
[n] 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"
[n] the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
[n] interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"
[n] (high energy physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors
[n] a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
[n] any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"
[adj] (photography) "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "in glorious color"; "marvelous color illustrations"
[v] change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
[v] add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
[v] distort; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"
[v] gloss or excuse; "color a lie"
[v] decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"
[v] modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures"



Webster (1913) Definition: Col"our, n.
See Color.

Synonyms: color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color in, coloring, coloring material, colorise, colorize, colour in, colouring, colouring material, colourise, colourize, discolor, discolour, distort, emblazon, gloss, panchromatic, people of color, people of colour, semblance, vividness

Antonyms: achromatism, black and white(p), black-and-white, colorlessness, colourlessness

See Also: achromatic color, achromatic colour, act upon, adorn, alter, apologise, apologize, appearance, aurify, azure, beautify, belie, black, blacken, blackwash, blanch, blench, blotch, blue, blush, bronze, burn, camouflage, change, chromatic color, chromatic colour, color of law, coloration, colour of law, colouration, complexion, crimson, decorate, disguise, dithered color, dithered colour, dye, dye, dyestuff, embellish, embrown, empurple, excuse, face value, flush, form, grace, gray, green, grey, guise, handcolour, heather, heather mixture, hematochrome, incarnadine, indicator, influence, interest, interestingness, justify, kind, material, melanise, melanize, miniate, misrepresent, mordant, motley, mottle, nigrify, nonsolid color, nonsolid colour, ornament, paint, pale, parti-color, person of color, person of colour, pigment, pigment, pinkify, polychrome, polychromise, polychromize, pretence, pretense, pretext, purple, purpurate, quality, race, rationalise, rationalize, redden, retouch, shade, silver, simulacrum, skin color, skin colour, sort, spectral color, spectral colour, stain, streak, stuff, sunburn, tan, timber, timbre, tincture, tincture, tint, tone, tone, turn, variety, verdigris, verisimilitude, visual aspect, visual property, white, whiten, work, yellow

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