What does colored mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. bleached, colored, coloured, dyed(adj)

    (used of color) artificially produced; not natural

    "a bleached blonde"

Wiktionary

  1. colored(Noun)

    (demeaning or potentially offensive) A colored person.

  2. colored(Noun)

    (laundry) A colored article of clothing.

  3. colored(Adjective)

    Having a particular color or kind of color.

  4. colored(Adjective)

    Having prominent colors; colorful.

  5. colored(Adjective)

    Influenced pervasively but subtly.

  6. colored(Adjective)

    Of skin color other than the white, particularly black.

  7. colored(Adjective)

    Of neither black nor white skin color.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colored

    of Color

  2. Colored(adj)

    having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained

  3. Colored(adj)

    specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description

  4. Colored(adj)

    of some other color than black or white

  5. Colored(adj)

    of some other color than white; specifically applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people

  6. Colored(adj)

    of some other color than green

Freebase

  1. Colored

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. colored

    Verb form of the word color.

    They colored the living room wall silver with aqua furnishings.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

How to pronounce colored?

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How to say colored in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colored in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colored in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of colored in a Sentence

  1. Simon Uribe:

    At some point, most of the city was colored with water, no power but you can see rivers in every street, i watched people -- some girls coming down the river -- some bodies coming by the water. It was terrible. It was pretty shocking.

  2. Bill Knightly:

    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.

  3. Steve Huffman:

    Could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands as well as other groups? Or wear a mask? Or do not socially distance themselves? Could that be the explanation for why the higher incidence?

  4. Jonathan Scott:

    ... She can cook, shes a musician, so theres so much music in this house -- she was playing the piano last night, we were singing together, and she also cut and colored my hair just for you guys.

  5. Michael Behrenfeld:

    The features that jump out so clearly represent the influence of ocean eddies and physical stirring on the concentration of phytoplankton pigments and, possibly, colored dissolved organic matter.

Images & Illustrations of colored

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Translations for colored

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  • цветнокож, цветен, оцветенBulgarian
  • farvet, kulørtDanish
  • farbig, buntGerman
  • رنگینPersian
  • värinen, sävyinen, värillinen, värikäs, värittynytFinnish
  • coloré, de couleur, personne de couleur, teinté, couleurs, métis, marqué, en couleurFrench
  • 有色Japanese
  • 有色, 유색Korean
  • plin de culoare, coloratRomanian
  • цветной, разноцветныйRussian
  • 有色Chinese

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