Definitions for yellowˈyɛl oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yellow, yellowness(adj)

    yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons

  2. yellow, yellowish, xanthous(adj)

    of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk

  3. chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied(adj)

    easily frightened

  4. yellow, yellowed(adj)

    changed to a yellowish color by age

    "yellowed parchment"

  5. scandalmongering, sensationalistic, yellow(a)(adj)

    typical of tabloids

    "sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; "yellow press"

  6. yellow(adj)

    cowardly or treacherous

    "the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight; "too yellow to stand and fight"

  7. jaundiced, icteric, yellow(verb)

    affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc

  8. yellow(verb)

    turn yellow

    "The pages of the book began to yellow"


  1. yellow(Noun)

    The colour of gold or butter; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.

  2. yellow(Noun)

    The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.

  3. yellow(Noun)

    One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 2 points.

  4. yellow(Noun)

    One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of pool that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow[s] and red[s]); contrast stripes and solids in the originally American version with numbered balls).

  5. yellow(Noun)

    yellow card

  6. yellow(Verb)

    To become yellow or more yellow.

  7. yellow(Verb)

    To cause to become yellow or more yellow.

  8. yellow(Adjective)

    Having yellow as its colour.

  9. yellow(Adjective)

    Lacking courage.

  10. yellow(Adjective)

    Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.

  11. yellow(Adjective)

    Asian .

  12. yellow(Adjective)

    Related to the Liberal Democrats.

  13. yellow(Adjective)

    Related to the Free Democratic Party.

    The black-yellow coalition

  14. Origin: yelwe, from geolu, geolwe, from gelwaz, from ǵʰelh₃-u̯os (compare Welsh gelw, helvus, želvas), from (compare Irish geal, χλωρός, Persian زر, Sanskrit हरि).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yellow

    being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green

  2. Yellow(noun)

    a bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green

  3. Yellow(noun)

    a yellow pigment

  4. Yellow(verb)

    to make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow

  5. Yellow(verb)

    to become yellow or yellower

  6. Origin: [OE. yelow, yelwe, elow, eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus light bay, Gr. chlo`n young verdure, chlwro`s greenish yellow, Skr. hari tawny, yellowish. 49. Cf. Chlorine, Gall a bitter liquid, Gold, Yolk.]


  1. Yellow

    Yellow is the color of gold, butter, or ripe lemons. In the spectrum of visible light, and in the traditional color wheel used by painters, yellow is located between green and orange. Yellow is commonly associated with gold, sunshine, reason, optimism and pleasure, but also with envy, jealousy and betrayal. It plays an important part in Asian culture, particularly in China.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yellow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2686

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yellow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1423

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yellow' in Adjectives Frequency: #324

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