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Meaning & Definition of Yellow in English

English

Yellow

/jɛloʊ/

noun

1. Yellow color or pigment

  • The chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    synonym:
  • yellow
  • ,
  • yellowness

verb

1. Turn yellow

  • "The pages of the book began to yellow"
    synonym:
  • yellow

adjective

1. Of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum

  • Of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
    synonym:
  • yellow
  • ,
  • yellowish
  • ,
  • xanthous

2. Easily frightened

    synonym:
  • chicken
  • ,
  • chickenhearted
  • ,
  • lily-livered
  • ,
  • white-livered
  • ,
  • yellow
  • ,
  • yellow-bellied

3. Changed to a yellowish color by age

  • "Yellowed parchment"
    synonym:
  • yellow
  • ,
  • yellowed

4. Typical of tabloids

  • "Sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"
  • "Yellow press"
    synonym:
  • scandalmongering
  • ,
  • sensationalistic
  • ,
  • yellow(a)

5. Cowardly or treacherous

  • "The little yellow stain of treason"-m.w.straight
  • "Too yellow to stand and fight"
    synonym:
  • yellow

6. Affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc

    synonym:
  • jaundiced
  • ,
  • icteric
  • ,
  • yellow

Examples of using

Ripe bananas have the yellow colour.
The cheese is not yellow.
The cheese is yellow.