Definitions for yellowˈyɛl oʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
yel•low*ˈyɛl oʊ(n.; adj.; v.)-low•er, -low•est
(n.)a color like that of egg yolk, ripe lemons, etc.; the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 570 and 590 nm.
the yolk of an egg.
a yellow pigment or dye.
Category: Pharmacology, Status (usage)
Ref: yellow jacket (def. 2). 2
(adj.)of the color yellow.
Usually Offensive. designating or pertaining to an Asian person or Asian peoples. designating a person of mixed racial origin, esp. of black and white heritage, whose skin is yellowish or yellowish brown.
Category: Physical Anthropology, Status (usage)
having a sallow or yellowish complexion.
having a yellowish cast due to age or deterioration:
a stack of yellow newspapers.
emphasizing sensational or lurid details:
(v.i.)to make or become yellow.
* Usage: The racial designation represented by definition 7a is usually perceived as insulting. Mongoloid is the preferred scientific term. However, many anthropologists reject the concept of races based on physical traits and prefer to classify human beings into ethnic groups. Definition 7b is usually perceived as insulting, also because it refers to a physical trait.
Origin of yellow:
bef. 900; ME yelou, OE geolo, geolu, c. OS, OHG gelo
yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
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
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied(adj)
changed to a yellowish color by age
scandalmongering, sensationalistic, yellow(a)(adj)
typical of tabloids
"sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; "yellow press"
cowardly or treacherous
"the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight; "too yellow to stand and fight"
jaundiced, icteric, yellow(verb)
affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
"The pages of the book began to yellow"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
having the color of a lemon
a yellow t-shirt; I'm planning to paint the room yellow.
The colour of gold or butter; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.
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.
One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 2 points.
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).
To become yellow or more yellow.
To cause to become yellow or more yellow.
Having yellow as its colour.
Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.
Related to the Liberal Democrats.
Related to the Free Democratic Party.
The black-yellow coalition
Origin: yelwe, from geolu, geolwe, from gelwaz, from ǵʰelh₃-u̯os (compare Welsh gelw, helvus, želvas), from (compare Irish geal, χλωρός, Persian زر, Sanskrit हरि).
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
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
a yellow pigment
to make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow
to become yellow or yellower
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'yellow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2686
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'yellow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1423
Rank popularity for the word 'yellow' in Adjectives Frequency: #324
Translations for yellow
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of) the colour of gold, the yolk of an egg etc
a yellow dress; yellow sands; Yellow is my favourite colour.
- amareloPortuguese (BR)
- žlutý, žluťCzech
- gelb, das GelbGerman
- κίτρινος, το κίτρινο χρώμαGreek
- زرد؛ طلاییFarsi
- צָהוֹב (צבע)Hebrew
- पीला रंगHindi
- 노란색의, 황색Korean
- dzeltena krāsa; dzeltensLatvian
- gul; gult; eggeplommeNorwegian
- زرد؛ طلاییPersian
- زيړ، ژړ، ژيړرنګى، ژړغونى (ژيړ توكمى، ژيړ پوستى لكه مغولى نژاد)، ډارن، بې زړه، درغل، لمسوونكى، باروونكى زيړ، ژړ، ژيړرنګى، ژړغونى (ژيړ توكمى، ژيړ پوستى لكه مغولى نژاد)،ډارن، بې زړه، درغل، لمسوونكى، باروونكى (داحساساتوPashto
- жёлтый (цвет)Russian
- žltý; žltá farbaSlovak
- rumena barva; rumenSlovenian
- žuta bojaSerbian
- 黃色的Chinese (Trad.)
- màu vàngVietnamese
- 黄色的Chinese (Simp.)
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