colored, coloured, colorful(adj)
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-white(adj)
having skin rich in melanin pigments
"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted(adj)
favoring one person or side over another
"a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
bleached, colored, coloured, dyed(adj)
(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
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
Tooth-colored composite fillings are better than ever, it used to be that they weren’t as strong or long-lasting as amalgam, but they’ve improved a lot over the last 10 to 15 years.
In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men.
Syringoma is characterized by benign, flesh-colored pimples that are usually not tender to the touch, sometimes there are multiple lesions, or they can grow larger than you’re comfortable with, but resist trying to remove or pop them yourself. It can cause damage to the surrounding skin.
I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored mans political hopes and the ark of his safety.
It comes down to some basic concepts, things like colored carpet or, in a less sophisticated or expensive application, taping off what six-feet workstations look like, so it's very visual. In some cases, installing Plexiglas or some other form of sneeze or cough guards to give folks additional insurance.
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Translations for colored
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- цветнокож, цветен, оцветенBulgarian
- farvet, kulørtDanish
- farbig, buntGerman
- värinen, sävyinen, värillinen, värikäs, värittynytFinnish
- coloré, de couleur, personne de couleur, teinté, couleurs, métis, marqué, en couleurFrench
- 有色, 유색Korean
- plin de culoare, coloratRomanian
- цветной, разноцветныйRussian
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