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Meaning & Definition of Color in English

English

Color

/kələr/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • coloring
  • ,
  • colouring

2. Interest and variety and intensity

  • "The puritan period was lacking in color"
  • "The characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • vividness

3. The timbre of a musical sound

  • "The recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • coloration
  • ,
  • colouration

4. A race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially blacks)

    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • people of color
  • ,
  • people of colour

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • semblance
  • ,
  • gloss
  • ,
  • color
  • ,
  • colour

6. Any material used for its color

  • "She used a different color for the trim"
    synonym:
  • coloring material
  • ,
  • colouring material
  • ,
  • color
  • ,
  • colour

7. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction

  • "Each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour

8. The appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation

    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour

verb

1. Add color to

  • "The child colored the drawings"
  • "Fall colored the trees"
  • "Colorize black and white film"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colorize
  • ,
  • colorise
  • ,
  • colourise
  • ,
  • colourize
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • color in
  • ,
  • colour in

2. Affect as in thought or feeling

  • "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"
  • "The sadness tinged his life"
    synonym:
  • tinge
  • ,
  • color
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • distort

3. Modify or bias

  • "His political ideas color his lectures"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour

4. Decorate with colors

  • "Color the walls with paint in warm tones"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • emblazon

5. Give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

  • "Color a lie"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • gloss

6. Change color, often in an undesired manner

  • "The shirts discolored"
    synonym:
  • discolor
  • ,
  • discolour
  • ,
  • colour
  • ,
  • color

adjective

1. Having or capable of producing colors

  • "Color film"
  • "He rented a color television"
  • "Marvelous color illustrations"
    synonym:
  • color
  • ,
  • colour

Examples of using

The chameleon changed its color to orange, green and yellow.
Tom didn't even notice Mary had dyed her hair a different color.
What color is Tom's car?