Definitions for color

Definitions for (noun) color

Main entry: color, colour

Definition: the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation

Main entry: gloss, semblance, color, colour

Definition: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

Usage: 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

Main entry: color, coloring, colour, colouring

Definition: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

Usage: a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light

Main entry: color, coloration, colour, colouration

Definition: the timbre of a musical sound

Usage: the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music

Main entry: vividness, color, colour

Definition: interest and variety and intensity

Usage: the Puritan Period was lacking in color; the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

Main entry: color, colour

Definition: (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction

Usage: each flavor of quarks comes in three colors

Main entry: people of color, people of colour, color, colour

Definition: a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)

Main entry: color, coloring material, colour, colouring material

Definition: any material used for its color

Usage: she used a different color for the trim

Definitions for (verb) color

Main entry: color, colour, discolor, discolour

Definition: change color, often in an undesired manner

Usage: The shirts discolored

Main entry: color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

Definition: add color to

Usage: The child colored the drawings; Fall colored the trees; colorize black and white film

Main entry: distort, tinge, color, colour

Definition: affect as in thought or feeling

Usage: My personal feelings color my judgment in this case; The sadness tinged his life

Main entry: color, colour, gloss

Definition: give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

Usage: color a lie

Main entry: color, colour, emblazon

Definition: decorate with colors

Usage: color the walls with paint in warm tones

Main entry: color, colour

Definition: modify or bias

Usage: His political ideas color his lectures

Definitions for (adj) color

Main entry: color, colour

Definition: having or capable of producing colors

Usage: color film; he rented a color television; marvelous color illustrations

Visual thesaurus for color