Definition of Yellow

1. Noun. Yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons.




2. Verb. Turn yellow. "The pages of the book began to yellow"
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour

3. Adjective. Of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk.
Exact synonyms: Xanthous, Yellowish
Similar to: Chromatic
Derivative terms: Yellowness

4. Adjective. Easily frightened.
Exact synonyms: Chicken, Chickenhearted, Lily-livered, White-livered, Yellow-bellied
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Cowardly, Fearful
Derivative terms: Chicken

5. Adjective. Changed to a yellowish color by age. "Yellowed parchment"
Exact synonyms: Yellowed
Similar to: Old

6. Adjective. Typical of tabloids. "Yellow press"

7. Adjective. Cowardly or treacherous. "Too yellow to stand and fight"

8. Adjective. Affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc.
Exact synonyms: Icteric, Jaundiced
Similar to: Unhealthy
Derivative terms: Icterus

Definition of Yellow

1. a. 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.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.

4. v. i. To become yellow or yellower.

5. a. Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he has a yellow streak.

6. a. 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.

7. n. 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.

8. v. t. To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.

9. v. i. To become yellow or yellower.

10. a. Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he has a yellow streak.

Definition of Yellow

1. Adjective. Having yellow as its colour. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal) Lacking courage. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: publishing journalism) Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy. ¹

4. Adjective. (chiefly derogatory and offensive) Asian (gloss relating to Asian people). ¹

5. Adjective. (UK politics) Related to the Liberal Democrats. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: Germany politics) Related to the Free Democratic Party. ¹

7. Noun. (colorbox yellow) The colour of gold or butter; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light. ¹

8. Noun. (American English) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so. ¹

9. Noun. (context: snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 2 points. ¹

10. Noun. (context: pocket billiards) One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of pool that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow[s] and red[s]); ''contrast stripes and solids in the originally American version with numbered balls''). ¹

11. Noun. (sports) yellow card ¹

12. Verb. To become yellow or more yellow. ¹

13. Verb. To cause to become yellow or more yellow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Yellow

1. of a bright color like that of ripe lemons [adj -LOWER, -LOWEST] : YELLOWLY [adv] / to make or become yellow [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Yellow

1. Being of a bright saffronlike colour; of the colour 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. "Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress." (Chaucer) "A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought First fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf." (Milton) "The line of yellow light dies fast away. " (Keble) Yellow atrophy, a North American fresh water bass (Morone interrupta) native of the lower parts of the Mississippi and its tributaries. It is yellow, with several more or less broken black stripes or bars. Synonym: barfish. Yellow berry. The European willow warbler. The European wood warbler. Origin: OE. Yelow, yelwe, yelow, yeoluw, from AS. Geolu; akin to D. Geel, OS. & OHG. Gelo, G. Gelb, Icel. Gulr, Sw. Gul, Dan. Guul, L. Helvus light bay, Gr. Young verdure, greenish yellow, Skr. Hari tawny, yellowish. Cf. Chlorine, Gall a bitter liquid, Gold, Yolk. 1. A bright golden colour, reflecting more light than any other except white; the colour of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green. "A long motley coat guarded with yellow." 2. A yellow pigment. Cadmium yellow, Chrome yellow, Indigo yellow, King's yellow, etc. See Cadmium, Chrome, etc. Naples yellow, a yellow amorphous pigment, used in oil, porcelain, and enamel painting, consisting of a basic lead metantimonate, obtained by fusing together tartar emetic lead nitrate, and common salt. Patent yellow, a yellow pigment consisting essentially of a lead oxychloride. Synonym: Turner's yellow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Yellow

yell
yell at
yell silently
yella
yelled
yelled at
yeller
yellers
yelling
yelling at
yellings
yelloch
yelloched
yelloching
yellochs
yellow (current term)
yellow(a)
yellow-ammer
yellow-bellied
yellow-bellied sapsucker
yellow-bellied sapsuckers
yellow-bellied terrapin
yellow-billed loon
yellow-bird
yellow-blindness
yellow-blue color blindness
yellow-blue dichromacy
yellow-breasted bunting
yellow-breasted chat
yellow-brick road

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