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Meaning & Definition of Colored in English

English

Colored

/kələrd/

noun

1. A united states term for blacks that is now considered offensive

    synonym:
  • colored person
  • ,
  • colored

adjective

1. Having color or a certain color

  • Sometimes used in combination
  • "Colored crepe paper"
  • "The film was in color"
  • "Amber-colored heads of grain"
    synonym:
  • colored
  • ,
  • coloured
  • ,
  • colorful

2. Having skin rich in melanin pigments

  • "National association for the advancement of colored people"
  • "Dark-skinned peoples"
    synonym:
  • colored
  • ,
  • coloured
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • dark-skinned
  • ,
  • non-white

3. Favoring one person or side over another

  • "A biased account of the trial"
  • "A decision that was partial to the defendant"
    synonym:
  • biased
  • ,
  • colored
  • ,
  • coloured
  • ,
  • one-sided
  • ,
  • slanted

4. (used of color) artificially produced

  • Not natural
  • "A bleached blonde"
    synonym:
  • bleached
  • ,
  • colored
  • ,
  • coloured
  • ,
  • dyed

Examples of using

With his colored clothes, his long wig and his white gloves, one could guess he has run away from some kind of Disneyland.
Meg colored the picture.