What does colored mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-whiteadjective

    having skin rich in melanin pigments

    "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"

  3. 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"

  4. bleached, colored, coloured, dyedadjective

    (used of color) artificially produced; not natural

    "a bleached blonde"

Wiktionary

  1. colorednoun

    (demeaning or potentially offensive) A colored person.

  2. colorednoun

    (laundry) A colored article of clothing.

  3. coloredadjective

    Having a particular color or kind of color.

  4. coloredadjective

    Having prominent colors; colorful.

  5. coloredadjective

    Influenced pervasively but subtly.

  6. coloredadjective

    Of skin color other than the white, particularly black.

  7. coloredadjective

    Of neither black nor white skin color.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colored

    of Color

  2. Coloredadjective

    having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained

  3. Coloredadjective

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

  4. Coloredadjective

    of some other color than black or white

  5. Coloredadjective

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

  6. Coloredadjective

    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. coloredverb

    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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Bernie Sanders ' elder brother:

    It's a rare treat, when I got to color in the box, I colored it in very heavily.

  3. 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.

  4. Frederick Douglass:

    I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored mans political hopes and the ark of his safety.

  5. Germaine Greer:

    Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more.

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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