- the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light；one, or any mixture, of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum or rainbow, sometimes including (loosely) black and white
- change the colour of (something) by painting, dyeing, or shading it；take on a different colour
verb: colour, 3rd person present: colours, gerund or present participle: colouring, past tense: coloured, past participle: coloured
noun: colour, plural noun: colours
- 1. the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light the lights flickered and changed colour 同義詞
- ▪ one, or any mixture, of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum or rainbow, sometimes including (loosely) black and white a rich brown colour a range of bright colours
- ▪ the use of all colours, not only black and white, in photography or television he has shot the whole film in colour colour television
- ▪ rosiness or redness of the face as an indication of health or of embarrassment, anger, etc. there was some colour back in his face colour flooded her skin as she realized what he meant 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a substance used to give something a particular colour lip colour as with any chemical treatment, colour can cause hair to become dry 同義詞
- ▪ any of the major conventional colours used in coats of arms (gules, vert, sable, azure, purpure), especially as opposed to the metals, furs, and stains.
- ▪ any of the balls other than the white cue ball and the reds Hendry potted the last four colours to win 5–4
- 2. pigmentation of the skin, especially as an indication of someone's ethnicity discrimination on the basis of colour 同義詞
- ▪ a group of people considered as being distinguished by skin pigmentation all colours and nationalities
- 3. vivid appearance resulting from the juxtaposition of many bright things for colour, plant groups of winter-flowering pansies
- ▪ features that lend a particularly interesting quality to something a town full of colour and character 同義詞
- ▪ variety of musical tone or expression orchestral colour
- 4. an item or items of a particular colour worn to identify or distinguish an individual or a member of a group, in particular a jockey or a member of a sports team it was Devon Loch's first victory in the colours of his royal owner it will be strange running on to the pitch in another team's colours
- ▪ a badge, cap, or other item in the distinctive colours of a particular school, awarded to a pupil selected to represent the school in a sport. 同義詞
- ▪ British the flag of a country, or of a regiment or ship all over the world countries which had long been administered by others were hoisting their own colours the Cheshire Regiment celebrated its tercentenary with a tattoo and the presentation of the new colours 同義詞
- 5. a shade of meaning many events in her past had taken on a different colour
- 6. a quantized property of quarks which can take three values (designated blue, green, and red) for each flavour.
- 1. change the colour of (something) by painting, dyeing, or shading it he coloured her hair with a selection of blonde and brown shades 同義詞
- ▪ take on a different colour the foliage will not colour well if the soil is too rich
- ▪ fill (a shape or outline) with colour he hated finger-painting and colouring in pictures
- ▪ make vivid or picturesque he has coloured the dance with gestures from cabaret and vaudeville
- 2. (of a person or their skin) show embarrassment or shame by becoming red; blush she coloured slightly 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ cause (a person's skin) to change in colour rage coloured his pale complexion
- ▪ (of an emotion) imbue (a person's voice) with a particular tone surprise coloured her voice
- 3. influence, especially in a negative way; distort the experiences had coloured her whole existence 同義詞
- ▪ misrepresent by distortion or exaggeration witnesses might colour evidence to make a story saleable 同義詞
- the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of ... the lights flickered and changed color
- change the color of (something) by painting, dyeing, or shading it: he colored her hair with a selection of blonde and brown shades
Oxford American Dictionary
- having a color or colors, especially as opposed to being black, white, or neutral: strings of colored lights brightly colored birds are easier to see
- a person who is wholly or partly of nonwhite descent.
Oxford American Dictionary
- the process or skill of applying a substance to something so as to change its original color: the salon concentrates purely on coloring
Oxford American Dictionary
- having a colour or colours, especially as opposed to being black, white, or neutral: strings of coloured lights brightly coloured birds are easier to see
- a person who is wholly or partly of non-white descent.
- the process of changing the colour of something by painting, dyeing, or shading it: the salon concentrates purely on colouring
- slightly unwell: I'm feeling a bit off colour
- coloured distemper.
- paint (something) with coloured distemper: the wall had been recently painted and colour-washed
- the customs, manner of speech, dress, or other typical features of a place or period that ... reporters in search of local colour and gossip
- a social system in which black and other non-white people are denied access to the same rights, ...