Definition of Colored

1. Adjective. Having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination. "Amber-colored heads of grain"

Exact synonyms: Colorful, Coloured
Attributes: Color, Coloring, Colour, Colouring
Similar to: Crimson, Flushed, Red, Red-faced, Reddened, Bay, Bichrome, Bicolor, Bicolored, Bicolour, Bicoloured, Dichromatic, Black, Blackened, Blue-flowered, Brightly-colored, Brightly-coloured, Buff-colored, Buff-coloured, Chestnut-colored, Chestnut-coloured, Chocolate-colored, Chocolate-coloured, Cinnamon Colored, Cinnamon Coloured, Cinnamon-colored, Cinnamon-coloured, Cinnamon-red, Cream-colored, Creamy-colored, Creamy-white, Dark-colored, Dark-coloured, Dusky-colored, Dusky-coloured, Dun-colored, Dun-coloured, Fawn-colored, Fawn-coloured, Flame-colored, Flame-coloured, Flesh-colored, Flesh-coloured, Garnet-colored, Garnet-coloured, Ginger, Gingery, Gold-colored, Gold-coloured, Honey-colored, Honey-coloured, Indigo, Lead-colored, Lead-coloured, Liver, Liver-colored, Metal-colored, Metal-coloured, Metallic-colored, Metallic-coloured, Monochromatic, Monochrome, Monochromic, Monochromous, Calico, Motley, Multi-color, Multi-colored, Multi-colour, Multi-coloured, Multicolor, Multicolored, Multicolour, Multicoloured, Painted, Particolored, Particoloured, Piebald, Pied, Varicolored, Varicoloured, Neutral-colored, Neutral-coloured, Olive-colored, Olive-coloured, Orange-colored, Orange-coloured, Orange-hued, Orange-flowered, Pale-colored, Pale-hued, Pastel-colored, Peach-colored, Polychromatic, Polychrome, Polychromic, Purple-flowered, Red-flowered, Roan, Rose-colored, Rosy-colored, Rust-colored, Silver-colored, Straw-colored, Straw-coloured, Tawny-colored, Tawny-coloured, Trichromatic, Trichrome, Tricolor, Violet-colored, Violet-coloured, Violet-flowered, Violet-purple
Antonyms: Uncolored

2. Noun. A United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive.
Exact synonyms: Colored Person
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Generic synonyms: Black, Black Person, Blackamoor, Negro, Negroid

3. Adjective. Having skin rich in melanin pigments. "Dark-skinned peoples"
Exact synonyms: Coloured, Dark, Dark-skinned, Non-white
Similar to: Black
Derivative terms: Darkness

4. Adjective. Favoring one person or side over another. "A decision that was partial to the defendant"
Exact synonyms: Biased, Coloured, One-sided, Slanted
Similar to: Partial

5. Adjective. (used of color) artificially produced; not natural. "A bleached blonde"
Exact synonyms: Bleached, Coloured, Dyed
Similar to: Artificial, Unreal

Definition of Colored

1. a. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.

Definition of Colored

1. Adjective. Having a particular color or kind of color. ¹

2. Adjective. Having prominent colors; colorful. ¹

3. Adjective. Influenced pervasively but subtly. ¹

4. Adjective. (US older usage now demeaning) Of skin color other than the white, particularly black. ¹

5. Adjective. (South Africa potentially offensive) Of neither black nor white skin color. ¹

6. Noun. (''demeaning or potentially offensive'') A colored person. ¹

7. Noun. (''laundry'') A colored article of clothing. ¹

8. Verb. (past of color) ¹

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Definition of Colored

1. having color [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Colored

coloratura soprano
colorectal cancer
colorectal surgeon
colored (current term)
colored audition
colored egg
colored eggs
colored hearing
colored person

Literary usage of Colored

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"Title and 18 plates colored by hand. First edition. ... 50 colored plates. $750.00. Cont. mor. (richly tooled with vignette by Knights, signed, on cover), ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1912)
"Schools for colored children; proper construction of provisions of law in ... Table: statistics concerning colored youth, no. of townships having over 30 ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1908)
"An even illumination over the entire colored surface was obtained by ... The colored discs used on the color-wheel were prepared in the following way. ..."

4. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1904)
"Mortar for pointing is colored to match the brick or stone masonry or else in ... Cement sidewalk surfaces are colored slate, black or brown to prevent the ..."

5. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"All colored people are not thinking alike about their problems, or their future. Distinct schools of thought exist, from that of the late Booker T. ..."

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