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color

  

      n  
      vb      the U.S. spelling of       colour  
  colorable      adj  
  colorer      n  
  colorful      adj  
  coloring      n  
  colorist      n  
  colorless      adj  
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colour   ,   (U.S.)   color         
      n  
1   
a    an attribute of things that results from the light they reflect, transmit, or emit in so far as this light causes a visual sensation that depends on its wavelengths  
b    the aspect of visual perception by which an observer recognizes this attribute  
c    the quality of the light producing this aspect of visual perception  
d    (as modifier)  
colour vision     
2      (Also called)    chromatic colour  
a    a colour, such as red or green, that possesses hue, as opposed to achromatic colours such as white or black  
b    (as modifier)  
a colour television, a colour film         Compare       black-and-white       2  
3    a substance, such as a dye, pigment, or paint, that imparts colour to something  
4   
a    the skin complexion of a person, esp. as determined by his race  
b    (as modifier)  
colour prejudice, colour problem     
5    the use of all the hues in painting as distinct from composition, form, and light and shade  
6    the quantity and quality of ink used in a printing process  
7    the distinctive tone of a musical sound; timbre  
8    vividness, authenticity, or individuality  
period colour     
9    semblance or pretext (esp. in the phrases take on a different colour, under colour of)  
10      (U.S.)   a precious mineral particle, esp. gold, found in auriferous gravel  
11      (Physics)   one of three characteristics of quarks, designated red, blue, or green, but having only a remote formal relationship with the physical sensation  
      vb  
12    to give or apply colour to (something)  
13    tr   to give a convincing or plausible appearance to (something, esp. to that which is spoken or recounted)  
to colour an alibi     
14    tr   to influence or distort (something, esp. a report or opinion)  
anger coloured her judgment     
15    intr; often foll by: up   to become red in the face, esp. when embarrassed or annoyed  
16    intr   (esp. of ripening fruit) to change hue,   (See also)        colours  
     (C13: from Old French colour from Latin color tint, hue)  


color         
      n  
      vb      the U.S. spelling of       colour  
  colorable      adj  
  colorer      n  
  colorful      adj  
  coloring      n  
  colorist      n  
  colorless      adj  

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Consulter aussi:

colory, colour, Colo, colorer

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
n.
having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light
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