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  Definition of color
  1. the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person''s perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
  5. interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"
  6. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors
  7. a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
  8. any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"
  9. change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
  10. add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
  11. affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"
  12. gloss or excuse; "color a lie"
  13. decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"
  14. modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures"
  15. having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"
Similar Words: colour, semblance, gloss, coloring, colouring, coloration, colouration, vividness, people of color, people of colour, coloring material, colouring material, discolor, discolour, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, color in, colour in, tinge, distort, emblazon

 

Hyponyms: color of law, colour of law, simulacrum, face value, guise, pretense, pretence, pretext, disguise, camouflage, verisimilitude, heather mixture, heather, shade, tint, tincture, tone, chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour, achromatic color, achromatic colour, coloration, colouration, complexion, skin color, skin colour, nonsolid color, nonsolid colour, dithered color, dithered colour, paint, indicator, mordant, dye, dyestuff, hematochrome, pigment, stain, blush, crimson, flush, redden, pale, blanch, blench, tan, bronze, sunburn, burn, whiten, white, blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify, black, turn, silver, purple, gray, grey, yellow, green, blue, blackwash, motley, parti-color, polychrome, polychromize, polychromise, azure, empurple, purpurate, aurify, verdigris, pinkify, incarnadine, embrown, handcolour, retouch, mottle, streak, blotch, miniate

 

Attributes: colored, coloured, colorful, uncolored, uncoloured, colourful, colorless, colourless

 

Derivational Morphology: colour, gloss, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, color in, colour in, emblazon, discolor, discolour, coloring, colouring, coloring material, colouring material, stain, discoloration, discolouration, food coloring, food colouring, food color, food colour, coloration, colouration, semblance, colorist

 

 
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