Dictionary Results for colour


1. colour - noun

· any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"

Synonym(s): coloring_material, colouring_material, color

Hypernym(s): material, stuff




2. colour - noun

· (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; "each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"

Synonym(s): color

Hypernym(s): kind, sort, form, variety




3. colour - noun

· interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"

Synonym(s): color, vividness

Hypernym(s): interest, interestingness




4. colour - noun

· the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"

Synonym(s): color, coloration, colouration

Hypernym(s): timbre, timber, quality, tone




5. colour - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): color, coloring, colouring

Hypernym(s): visual_property




6. colour - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): semblance, gloss, color

Hypernym(s): appearance, visual_aspect




7. colour - noun

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

Synonym(s): color

Hypernym(s): appearance, visual_aspect




8. colour - verb

· modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures"

Synonym(s): color

Hypernym(s): influence, act_upon, work




9. colour - verb

· decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"

Synonym(s): color, emblazon

Hypernym(s): decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify




10. colour - verb

· give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie"

Synonym(s): color, gloss

Hypernym(s): apologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalise




11. colour - verb

· affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"

Synonym(s): tinge, color, distort

Hypernym(s): affect, impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on, touch




12. colour - verb

· add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"

Synonym(s): color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, color_in, colour_in

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




13. colour - verb

· change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"

Synonym(s): discolor, discolour, color

Hypernym(s): change




14. colour - adjective

· having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"

Synonym(s): color





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