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"
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
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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yel′ō, adj. of a bright gold colour.—n. a bright golden colour: (pl.) the peach-yellows (see Peach): (Shak.) jaundice in horses.—v.t. to make yellow.—v.i. to become yellow.—adjs. Yell′ow-backed, -bell′ied, -billed, -breast′ed, -cov′ered, -crowned, -eyed, -foot′ed, -front′ed, -head′ed, -horned, -legged, -necked, -polled, -ringed, -rumped, -shoul′dered, -spot′ted, &c.—ns. Yell′ow-bird, one of various birds of a yellow colour—the golden oriole, summer-warbler, &c.; Yell′ow-boy, a gold coin: a mulatto or dark quadroon:—fem. Yell′ow-girl; Yell′ow-bunt′ing, the yellow-hammer; Yell′ow-earth, a yellow ochre sometimes used as a pigment; Yell′ow-fē′ver, a pestilential contagious fever of a continuous and special type, presenting at least two well-defined stages, the first occupying 36 to 150 hours, marked by a rapid circulation and high temperature; the second being characterised by general depression and black vomit—also known as Yellow Jack, Bronze John, El Vomito, and Vomito Prieto or Vomito Amarilli; Yell′ow-flag, a flag of a yellow colour, displayed by a vessel in quarantine or over a military hospital or ambulance; Yell′ow-gum, the melæna or black jaundice of infants; Yell′ow-hamm′er, -amm′er, a song-bird, so named from its yellow colour: the common yellow-bunting.—adj. Yell′owish, somewhat yellow.—ns. Yell′owishness; Yell′ow-met′al, a brass consisting of sixty parts copper and forty parts zinc; Yell′owness; Yell′ow-root, an American herb whose root-stock yields berberine—also Orange-root, Goldenseal; Yell′ow-soap, common soap composed of tallow, resin, and soda; Yell′ow-wash, a lotion consisting of a mixture of mercuric chloride and lime-water; Yell′ow-weed, weld; Yell′ow-wood, a name given to Fustic and many other trees—e.g. satin-wood, and various kinds of podocarpus, rhus, xanthoxylum, &c.; Yell′ow-wort, an annual of the gentian family—also Yell′ow-cen′taury.—adj. Yell′owy, yellowish.—ns. Yell′ow-yol′dring, -yor′ling, or -yow′ley, the European yellow-hammer.—Yellow berries, Persian berries. [A.S. geolo; Ger. gelb; cog. with L. heluus, light bay.]
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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
The numerical value of yellow in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of yellow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
In imperial China, only the emperor was allowed to wear yellow, yellow was the most precious color, the most noble color.
One of the typical color confusions we see is blue/yellow, so perhaps in this dress, the black has a bit of blue and the gold has a bit of yellow.
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
The procedure now would be to simply red-flag any time that there’s a double-waved yellow flag, then there will be no discussion, it will be done routinely if there’s a double-waved yellow flag.
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