Definition of Umber

1. Noun. An earth pigment.

Generic synonyms: Earth Color
Specialized synonyms: Raw Umber, Burnt Umber



2. Adjective. Of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments.
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. A medium brown to dark-brown color.
Exact synonyms: Burnt Umber, Chocolate, Coffee, Deep Brown
Generic synonyms: Brown, Brownness

Definition of Umber

1. n. A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called burnt umber; when not heated, it is called raw umber. See Burnt umber, below.

2. a. Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky.

3. v. t. To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over one's face.

Definition of Umber

1. Noun. a brown clay, somewhat darker than ochre, which contains iron and manganese oxides. ¹

2. Adjective. (colour) of a reddish brown colour, like that of the pigment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Umber

1. to color with a brown pigment [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Umber

1. 1. A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colours, obtained from certain natural clays variously coloured by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called burnt umber; when not heated, it is called raw umber. See Burnt umber, below. 2. An umbrere. 3. [F. Ombre, umbre, L. Umbra. See Grayling. 4. [Cf. NL. Scopus umbretta, F. Ombrette; probably fr. L. Umbra shade, in allusion to its dark brown colour. See Umber a pigment. An African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also umbrette, umbre, and umber bird. Burnt umber, a pigment made by burning raw umber, which is changed by this process from an olive brown to a bright reddish brown. Cologne, or German, umber, a brown pigment obtained from lignite. See Cologne earth. Origin: F. Ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d'ombre, It. Terra d'ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. Umbra shadow, shade. Cf. Umber, 3 & 4, Umbrage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Umber

umbellets
umbellic
umbellic acid
umbellifer
umbelliferone
umbelliferones
umbelliferous
umbelliferous plant
umbellifers
umbelliferyl
umbelliform
umbellularia
umbellule
umbellules
umbels
umber (current term)
umber codon
umber mutation
umbered
umbering
umbers
umberstick
umbery
umbeschew
umbeschewed
umbeschewing
umbeschews
umbeset
umbethink
umbethinking

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