Definition of Coloured

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

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

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

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

Definition of Coloured

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

2. Adjective. Having prominent colours; colourful ¹

3. Adjective. Influenced pervasively but subtly ¹

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

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

6. Noun. (colloquial dated) (sometimes derogatory) A person who is not white. ¹

7. Verb. (past of colour) ¹

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Definition of Coloured

1. colour [v] - See also: colour

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coloured

colourado tick fever
colourado tick fever virus
colourectal neoplasms
colourectal surgery
coloured (current term)
coloured vision

Literary usage of Coloured

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

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"(coloured). This town is no» complete in 60 sheets. Index 6if. Bridling-ton (Yorkshire) ... (coloured). This town is now complete in 31 sheets. Index 4d. ..."

2. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1890)
"The reason coloured why ia not far to seek. Professor Fraser, in his valuable Berkeley edition, represents him as meaning by visible extension represents ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Observing men and judges of courts have remarked on the law-abiding spirit exist ing in Catholic coloured communities. Some elements of the white man's ..."

4. The Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle by Ernest Barker (1906)
"ENGLISH coloured BOOKS. By Martin With 160 Plates in Collotype and one in . Hardie. ... The Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and coloured Books z>o. 3;. ..."

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