What does Colored mean?
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colored, coloured, colorfuladjective
having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination
"colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-whiteadjective
having skin rich in melanin pigments
"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slantedadjective
favoring one person or side over another
"a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
bleached, colored, coloured, dyedadjective
(used of color) artificially produced; not natural
"a bleached blonde"
(demeaning or potentially offensive) A colored person.
(laundry) A colored article of clothing.
Having a particular color or kind of color.
Having prominent colors; colorful.
Influenced pervasively but subtly.
Of skin color other than the white, particularly black.
Of neither black nor white skin color.
having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained
specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description
of some other color than black or white
of some other color than white; specifically applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people
of some other color than green
Colored is a term that was formerly used in the United States to refer to black people. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word colored was first used in the 14th Century. In other English-speaking countries, the term has varied meanings. In South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the term Coloured refers both to a specific ethnic group of complex mixed origins, which is considered neither black nor white, and in other contexts to people of mixed race; in neither context is its usage considered derogatory. In British usage, the term refers to "a person who is wholly or partly of non-white descent" and its use may be regarded as antiquated or offensive, and other terms are preferable, particularly when referring to a single ethnicity.
Verb form of the word color.
They colored the living room wall silver with aqua furnishings.
Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020
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The numerical value of Colored in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Colored in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Colored in a Sentence
They're rainbow colored, some striped, some deep black with an orange stripe around them.
It was a white lace dress the night before the Oscars and she wanted it to be blush colored. So, James and I had to dip-dye it in the kitchen sink.
People think that we go out and horsewhip n--roes and rape colored women and that is just nonsense.
West Papua is a militarized zone. People's everyday life is colored by harassment and intimidation at the hands of security forces.
Perceptions of relationships may be colored by mental health, so it might actually be that students with better mental health or higher self-confidence to start with interpreted relationships at work as being more positive in general.
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- цветен, оцветен, цветнокожBulgarian
- farvet, kulørtDanish
- bunt, farbigGerman
- värikäs, värillinen, sävyinen, värinen, värittynytFinnish
- marqué, en couleur, métis, couleurs, teinté, personne de couleur, de couleur, coloréFrench
- 有色, 유색Korean
- colorat, plin de culoareRomanian
- разноцветный, цветнойRussian
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