colour
chiefly British variant of color

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • colour — is the most prominent example of a secondary quality (see primary/secondary qualities ). Philosophical opinion has always been divided over whether to allocate colour (and smell, taste, and sound) to the physical world, or to regard them as… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • colour — In BrE the customary spellings of words related to colour are colourable (= specious, counterfeit), colourant (= colouring substance), colourful, colourist (= a painter in colour), and colourless, but coloration (= a colour scheme), colorific (=… …   Modern English usage

  • colour — (US color) ► NOUN 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. 2) one, or any mixture, of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum… …   English terms dictionary

  • colour — (Brit.) col·our || kÊŒlÉ™ v. add color, distort, falsify (also color) n. shade, tint, hue (also color) adj. using or having colour (also color) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Colour — Col our, n. See {Color}. [Brit.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • colour — chiefly Brit var of COLOR …   Medical dictionary

  • colour — British English spelling of COLOR (Cf. color) (q.v.); for ending see OR (Cf. or). Related: Coloured; colouring; colourful; colours …   Etymology dictionary

  • colour — [kul′ər] n., vt., vi. Brit. sp. of COLOR …   English World dictionary

  • colour — /kul euhr/, n., adj. v.t., v.i. Chiefly Brit. color. Usage. See or1. * * * I Aspect of any object that may be described in terms of hue, brightness, and saturation. It is associated with the visible wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, which …   Universalium

  • colour — colour1 W1S1 BrE color AmE [ˈkʌlə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(red/blue/green etc)¦ 2¦(colour in general)¦ 3¦(somebody s race)¦ 4 people/women/students etc of color 5¦(substance)¦ 6 in (full) colour 7¦(somebody s face)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • colour — I UK [ˈkʌlə(r)] / US [ˈkʌlər] noun Word forms colour : singular colour plural colours *** Talking or writing about colours: general shade one of the different types of a particular colour, especially when describing how dark or light it is: a… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”