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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beige, ecruadjective

    a very light brown

  2. beigeadjective

    of a light greyish-brown color

Wiktionary

  1. beigenoun

    debeige; a kind of woollen or mixed dress goods

    Etymology: From dialectal beige, from bege 'color of undyed wool or coton', from an Alpine language (confer Franco-Provençal bézho, Romansch besch) 'dull grey', from * 'cottony grey' (confer French bis, Catalan bis, Italian bigio), from byssus 'cotton', from 'cotton homespun', from Semitic (confer / )

  2. beigeadjective

    Having a slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.

    Etymology: From dialectal beige, from bege 'color of undyed wool or coton', from an Alpine language (confer Franco-Provençal bézho, Romansch besch) 'dull grey', from * 'cottony grey' (confer French bis, Catalan bis, Italian bigio), from byssus 'cotton', from 'cotton homespun', from Semitic (confer / )

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beigenoun

    debeige

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  1. Beige

    Beige is a very pale brown which takes its name from the French word for the color of natural wool. It is variously described as a pale sandy fawn color, or a grayish tan, a light-grayish yellowish brown, or a pale to grayish yellow. It has come to be used for a range of light tints chosen for their neutral or pale warm appearance. Beige was used as a color term in the modern sense in France beginning in about 1855-60; the writer Edmond de Goncourt used it in the novel La Fille Elisa in 1877. The first recorded use of beige as a color name in English was in 1887, Beginning in the 1920s, the meaning of the term beige expanded to the point where it is now also used not only for pale brown colors, but also for a wide range of pale yellow shades, some of more notable of which are shown below. It is notoriously difficult to produce in traditional offset CMYK printing due to the low levels of inks used on each plate; often it will print in purple or green and vary within a print run. The color beige is displayed to the right.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beige

    bāzh, n. a woollen fabric made of undyed wool. [Fr.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beige in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beige in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of beige in a Sentence

  1. Uma Thurman:

    We did a much stronger brow and a bold lip for a French sort of feel. The way I shaded her eyebrows with the pencil, I created an uplifting effect. Then, I finished with a shimmering, silky-beige shadow on her lids, and went with no mascara at all. Sort of a reaction against all the fake lashes we've been seeing on the red carpet. i've been doing this for years and years and years -- people say things nice and they say things mean and it's like whatever.

  2. Hanna Holborn Gray:

    There was a perception that life here was-I won't say gray, that's hard for me-but beige.

  3. Lauren Levine:

    They should know that a healthy meal has foods that are orange and green, not just beige.

  4. Daniel Lenz:

    We are looking at the ISM and what the Fed says in the Beige Book today and if they deliver a surprise or a positive outlook, I would expect markets to price in more than they currently are in terms of a June rate hike.

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