Associations to the word «Colour»


COLOUR, noun. (uncountable) The spectral composition of visible light.
COLOUR, noun. (countable) A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class.
COLOUR, noun. (uncountable) Hue as opposed to achromatic colours (black, white and greys).
COLOUR, noun. (uncountable) Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.
COLOUR, noun. (figuratively) Interest, especially in a selective area.
COLOUR, noun. (heraldry) Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert. Contrast with metal.
COLOUR, noun. (in the plural) A standard or banner.
COLOUR, noun. The system of colour television.
COLOUR, noun. (in the plural) An award for sporting achievement, particularly within a school or university.
COLOUR, 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.
COLOUR, noun. (physics) A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons.
COLOUR, noun. (typography) The relative lightness or darkness of a mass of written or printed text on a page.
COLOUR, noun. (snooker) Any of the coloured balls excluding the reds.
COLOUR, noun. A front or façade: an ostensible truth actually false.
COLOUR, noun. An appearance of right or authority.
COLOUR, noun. (medicine) Skin colour noted as: normal, jaundice, cyanotic, flush, mottled, pale, or ashen as part of the skin signs assessment.
COLOUR, adjective. Conveying colour, as opposed to shades of grey.
COLOUR, verb. To give something colour.
COLOUR, verb. (intransitive) To apply colours to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using coloured markers or crayons.
COLOUR, verb. (of a face) To become red through increased blood flow.
COLOUR, verb. To affect without completely changing.
COLOUR, verb. (informal) To attribute a quality to.
COLOUR, verb. (mathematics) To assign colours to the vertices of (a graph) or the regions of (a map) so that no two adjacent ones have the same colour.
COLOUR BAR, noun. The segregation of people of different colour or race, especially any barrier to black people participating in activities with white people.
COLOUR BAR, noun. (printing) A pattern of varying tonal density that enables visual and numeric comparisons to be made across multiple printed sheets or pages.
COLOUR BARS, noun. Plural of colour bar
COLOUR BLIND, adjective. UK standard spelling of color blind.
COLOUR BLINDNESS, noun. British spelling standard spelling of color blindness.
COLOUR CHARGE, noun. (physics) Alternative spelling of color charge
COLOUR CHARGES, noun. Plural of colour charge
COLOUR CODE, noun. Any system where colours are used to categorize elements of sets.
COLOUR CODE, verb. To mark items with a colour code as a means of sorting.
COLOUR CODES, noun. Plural of colour code
COLOUR COORDINATE, verb. British spelling standard spelling of color coordinate.
COLOUR COORDINATED, adjective. Alternative form of colour-coordinated
COLOUR COORDINATION, noun. British spelling standard spelling of color coordination.
COLOUR FORCE, noun. (physics) A fundamental force that is associated with the strong bonds, created by the associated bosons known as gluons, between quarks and other subatomic particles, by way of the colour charge
COLOUR FORCES, noun. Plural of colour force
COLOUR IN, verb. To colourise; to add colours to a black-and-white drawing, using coloured drawing equipment.
COLOUR INSIDE THE LINES, verb. Alternative form of color inside the lines
COLOUR OUTSIDE THE LINES, verb. Alternative form of color outside the lines
COLOUR PENCIL, noun. (UK) Alternative form of colored pencil (US)
COLOUR PENCILS, noun. Plural of colour pencil
COLOUR RETENTION AGENT, noun. Any compound added to a food product in order to retain or enhance its colour during storage or cooking
COLOUR REVOLUTION, noun. Any of various related revolutionary movements that developed in several societies in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans during the early 2000s, mostly using nonviolent resistance.
COLOUR REVOLUTIONS, noun. Plural of colour revolution
COLOUR SCHEME, noun. A colourway
COLOUR SCHEMES, noun. Plural of colour scheme
COLOUR SCREW, noun. Alternative spelling of color screw
COLOUR SERGEANT, noun. (British) A non-commissioned officer in some infantry regiments of the British army, equivalent in rank to a staff sergeant in most other armies. A colour sergeant ranks above a sergeant and below a warrant officer.
COLOUR SERGEANTS, noun. Plural of colour sergeant
COLOUR TELEVISION, noun. (uncountable) A colour system of transmitting and receiving television signals.
COLOUR TELEVISION, noun. (countable) A television set that displays images in colour.
COLOUR TRIANGLE, noun. A plane triangular graph on which are drawn all the colours that can be made by the additive mixing of red blue and green; these three primary colours are at the apices, white is in the middle.
COLOUR UP, verb. Alternative form of color up
COLOUR WHEEL, noun. A planar circular chart in which related colours are adjacent, and complementary colors are opposite
COLOUR WHEELS, noun. Plural of colour wheel

Dictionary definition

COLOUR, noun. Any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim".
COLOUR, noun. A race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks).
COLOUR, noun. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; "each flavor of quarks comes in three colors".
COLOUR, noun. Interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness".
COLOUR, noun. The timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music".
COLOUR, 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".
COLOUR, noun. An outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color".
COLOUR, 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.
COLOUR, verb. Modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures".
COLOUR, verb. Decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones".
COLOUR, verb. Give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie".
COLOUR, verb. Affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life".
COLOUR, verb. Add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film".
COLOUR, verb. Change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored".
COLOUR, adjective. Having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations".

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