Meaning of COLOR in English


vt to hide.

2. color ·noun any hue distinguished from white or black.

3. color ·noun shade or variety of character; kind; species.

4. color ·noun the hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion.

5. color ·noun that which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors.

6. color ·vi to acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.

7. color ·noun that which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance.

8. color ·noun an apparent right; as where the defendant in trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from the jury to the court.

9. color ·noun a property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, ·etc.

10. color ·vt to change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, ·etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.

11. color ·noun a distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol (usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the cap and jacket worn by the jockey).

12. color ·vt to change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices.

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