Coloring Col"or*ing, n. 1. The act of applying color to; also, that which produces color. [1913 Webster]

2. Change of appearance as by addition of color; appearance; show; disguise; misrepresentation. [1913 Webster]

Tell the whole story without coloring or gloss. --Compton Reade. [1913 Webster]

{Dead coloring}. See under {Dead}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Coloring — (or colouring, see spelling differences) can refer to: the color/colour, or the act of changing the color/colour of an object, The act of adding color/colour to the pages of a Coloring book graph coloring, in mathematics. hair coloring Ring tone …   Wikipedia

  • coloring — late 14c., action of applying color, from prp. of COLOR (Cf. color) (v.). Figurative use by 1540s. Meaning way something is colored is early 15c. Coloring book is from 1931 …   Etymology dictionary

  • coloring — (Amer.) col·or·ing || kÊŒlÉ™rɪŋ n. act of coloring; pigment; pigmentation, coloration (also colouring) color (Amer.) n. shade, tint, hue (also colour) v. add color, tint; distort, falsify (also colour) adj. using or having color (also colour) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Coloring — Coloring. См. Окрашивание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • coloring — index connotation, context, implication (inference), overstatement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coloring — [kul′ər iŋ] n. 1. the act or art of applying colors 2. anything applied to impart color; pigment, dye, stain, etc. 3. a) the way a thing is naturally colored; coloration b) the effect created by a particular use of color 4. the color of the skin …   English World dictionary

  • coloring — col|or|ing [ kʌlərıŋ ] noun * 1. ) uncount the color of someone s hair and skin: She has the same coloring as her brother. a ) the colors of an object, animal, or plant: a project on the protective coloring of butterflies 2. ) count or uncount a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • coloring — /kul euhr ing/, n. 1. the act or method of applying color. 2. appearance as to color: healthy coloring. 3. a substance used to color something: food coloring made from vegetable dyes. 4. aspect or tone: The ethical coloring of the story balanced… …   Universalium

  • coloring — Synonyms and related words: Klangfarbe, abstractionism, achromatism, acrylic painting, acting, affectation, affective meaning, appearance, attitudinizing, bearing, bloom, bluff, bluffing, blush, blushing, cast, cheating, chromatic, chromatism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • coloring — col•or•ing [[t]ˈkʌl ər ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the act or method of applying color 2) appearance as to color: healthy coloring[/ex] 3) a substance used to color something: food coloring[/ex] 4) aspect or tone 5) specious appearance; show • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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