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.
Dutch: kleur, kleurtje
Interest and variety and intensity:
— The Puritan Period was lacking in color.
The timbre of a musical sound:
— The recording fails to capture the true color of the original music.
An outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading:
— The situation soon took on a different color.
Dutch: gelijkheid, masker, schijn
Polish: fasada, pozór
Any material used for its color:
— She used a different color for the trim.
Dutch: kleursel, kleurstof
physics The characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction:
— Each flavor of quarks comes in three colors.
The appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation.
Dutch: kleur, kleur
Add color to:
— The child colored the drawings.
— Fall colored the trees.
— Colorize black and white film.
Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough. ... show more
Dutch: inkleuren, kleuren
Affect as in thought or feeling:
— My personal feelings color my judgment in this case.
Modify or bias:
— His political ideas color his lectures.
Decorate with colors:
— Color the walls with paint in warm tones.
Dutch: kleuren, tinten
Change color, often in an undesired manner:
— The shirts discolored.
Having or capable of producing colors:
— Color film.
— He rented a color television.
— Marvelous color illustrations.
Moby thesaurus: Adrianople red, Alice blue, Arabian red, Argos brown, Bordeaux, Brunswick black, Brunswick blue, Burgundy, Capri blue, Cassel yellow, Chinese blue, Chinese white, Claude tint, Cologne brown, Columbian red, Congo rubine, Copenhagen blue, Dresden blue, Dutch orange, Egyptian green ... show more.
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