Definition of Color
1. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Visual Property
Specialized synonyms: Primary Color, Primary Colour, Heather, Heather Mixture, Mottle, Shade, Tincture, Tint, Tone, Chromatic Color, Chromatic Colour, Spectral Color, Spectral Colour, Achromatic Color, Achromatic Colour, Coloration, Colouration, Complexion, Skin Color, Skin Colour, Dithered Color, Dithered Colour, Nonsolid Color, Nonsolid Colour
Attributes: Colored, Colorful, Coloured, Uncolored, Uncoloured
Derivative terms: Colorist, Colorize, Colour
2. Verb. Add color to. "They color their hair "; "Colorize black and white film"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Blackwash, Motley, Parti-color, Polychrome, Polychromise, Polychromize, Azure, Empurple, Purple, Purpurate, Aurify, Verdigris, Pinkify, Incarnadine, Brown, Embrown, Handcolor, Handcolour, Tinct, Tinge, Tint, Touch, Pigment, Hue, Imbue, Retouch, Silver, Gray, Grey, Tone, Redden, Blotch, Mottle, Streak
Derivative terms: Coloration, Coloring, Coloring, Colouring, Colouring
3. Adjective. Having or capable of producing colors. "Marvelous color illustrations"
4. Noun. Interest and variety and intensity. "The characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
Generic synonyms: Interest, Interestingness
Attributes: Colorful, Colourful, Colorless, Colourless
Derivative terms: Vivid, Vivid
5. Verb. Affect as in thought or feeling. "The sadness tinged his life"
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On
6. Noun. The timbre of a musical sound. "The recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
7. Verb. Modify or bias. "His political ideas color his lectures"
8. Noun. A race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks).
Generic synonyms: Race
Member holonyms: Person Of Color, Person Of Colour
9. Verb. Decorate with colors. "Color the walls with paint in warm tones"
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Specialized synonyms: Miniate
Derivative terms: Coloration, Colorist, Colour
10. Noun. An outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading. "The situation soon took on a different color"
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Specialized synonyms: Color Of Law, Colour Of Law, Simulacrum, Face Value, Guise, Pretence, Pretense, Pretext, Camouflage, Disguise, Verisimilitude
Derivative terms: Gloss
11. Verb. Give a deceptive explanation or excuse for. "Color a lie"
Generic synonyms: Apologise, Apologize, Excuse, Justify, Rationalise, Rationalize
Derivative terms: Gloss
12. Noun. Any material used for its color. "She used a different color for the trim"
Specialized synonyms: Paint, Pigment, Indicator, Mordant, Dye, Dyestuff, Tincture, Hematochrome, Pigment, Pigment, Stain
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Derivative terms: Colorist, Colour, Colour, Colour
13. Verb. Change color, often in an undesired manner. "The shirts discolored"
Specialized synonyms: Blush, Crimson, Flush, Redden, Blanch, Blench, Pale, Bronze, Tan, Burn, Sunburn, White, Whiten, Black, Blacken, Melanise, Melanize, Nigrify, Turn, Silver, Dye, Redden, Purple, Gray, Grey, Yellow, Tone, Green, Blue
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Coloring, Colour, Colouring, Discoloration, Discoloration, Discolouration, Discolouration
14. Noun. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction. "Each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety
Category relationships: High Energy Physics, High-energy Physics, Particle Physics
15. Noun. The appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation.
Definition of Color
1. n. A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc.
2. v. t. To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.
3. v. i. To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.
Definition of Color
1. Noun. The spectral composition of visible light. ¹
2. Noun. A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class; blee. ¹
3. Noun. Hue as opposed to achromatic colors (black, white and greys). ¹
4. Noun. Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity. ¹
5. Noun. (figuratively) interest, especially in a selective area. ¹
6. Noun. In corporate finance, details on sales, profit margins, or other financial figures, especially while reviewing quarterly results when an officer of a company is speaking to investment analysts. ¹
7. Noun. (physics) A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons. ¹
8. Noun. (snooker) Any of the colored balls excluding the reds. ¹
9. Noun. A front or facade: an ostensible truth actually false.(rfex also needs better-worded definition; also, this sense needs to be added to colour if in fact `colour` has this sense in areas that spell it that way) ¹
10. Noun. An appearance of right or authority. ¹
11. Noun. (medicine) Skin color noted as: normal, jaundice, cyanotic, flush, mottled, pale, or ashen as part of the skin signs assessment ¹
12. Adjective. Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray. ¹
13. Verb. To give something color. ¹
14. Verb. To draw within the boundaries of a line drawing using colored markers or crayons. ¹
15. Verb. (context: of a face) To become red through increased blood flow. ¹
16. Verb. To affect without completely changing. ¹
17. Verb. To attribute a quality to. ¹
18. Verb. (mathematics) To assign colors to the vertices of (a graph) or the regions of (a map) so that no two adjacent ones have the same color. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Color
1. to give color (a visual attribute of objects) to [v -ED, -ING, -S]
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Literary usage of Color
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1912)
"A man is a combination of thousands of characters; skin color is only one of ... One meets with plenty of mulattos that from the standpoint of skin color ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"SCIENTIFIC BOOKS An Introduction to the Study of color Vision. ... Dr. Parsons has undertaken to present the facts and the theories of color vision in such ..."
3. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"color circle. The center of the circle represents white. All colors placed at opposite ends of diameters of the circle are complementary colors. ..."
4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The commonest form of color-blindness is that in which many colors are seen, but the vision differs from the normal in that (a) one or more color-qualities ..."
5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1922)
"No such difference appeared in the case of the color combinations. ... We got the same result with our color combinations. Of the cases where, ..."
6. Proceedings by American Pomological Society (1900)
"New Varieties: Among the most promising are: Apples—Hamilton*, color, red; quality 9; ... Pears—Alamo*, color, yellowish red; season, July and August; ..."
7. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"A STUDY OF THE EARLY color SENSE. In this article I shall give the results of experiments which I carried out on my son during the first year of his life. ..."