parti-colored par"ti-col`ored, a. Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly. Same as {Party-colored}. [Also spelled {parti-coloured}.]

Syn: motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • parti-colored — [pärt′i kul΄ərd] adj. [< ME party, parti colored (< Fr parti, pp. of partir: see PARTY) + COLORED] 1. having different colors in different parts 2. diversified; variegated …   English World dictionary

  • parti-colored — (adj.) 1530s, from party divided, from pp. of Fr. partir to divide (see PART (Cf. part) (v.)). The noun parti itself occurs in the sense parti colored from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • parti-colored — parti ,colored adjective something that is parti colored has different colors in different parts of it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • parti-colored — *variegated, motley, checkered, checked, pied, piebald, skewbald, dappled, freaked …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • parti-colored — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: obsolete English party, adjective, parti colored + English colored, adjective more at parti 1. : marked by different colors or tints parti colored iris parti colored cows parti colored beach balls 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parti-colored — Party colored Par ty col ored, Parti colored Par ti col ored , a. Colored with different tints; variegated; as, a party colored flower. Parti colored lambs. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parti-colored — /pahr tee kul euhrd/, adj. having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated: a parti colored dress. Also, party colored. [1525 35; parti variegated < MF L partitus divided, ptp. of partire to PART. See PARTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • parti-colored — adjective see parti color …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parti-colored — par•ti col•ored [[t]ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd[/t]] adj. having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated • Etymology: 1525–35; parti variegated < MF < L partītus divided, ptp. of partīre to part . See party …   From formal English to slang

  • parti-colored — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. kaleidoscopic, colorful, prismatic; see bright 2 , multicolored …   English dictionary for students

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