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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  

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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. Carmen Rodriguez:

    When I saw him he had lighter hair, i think he's just had it colored because he didn't look like that.

  2. 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.

  3. Paul Taylor:

    There is a disconnect between Canadian stock prices and the meaningful retracement we've seen in commodity prices, we're either looking at Canadian equity markets with rose-colored glasses and we are wrong, or earnings for the TSX are going to be meaningfully lower.

  4. Kameelah Phillips:

    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.

  5. Rajendra Nautiyal:

    When I first arrived in the hall there were charcoal drawings all over the walls and maybe one or two very small colored paintings, it was obvious to me that people wanted to claim this space and commemorate the legends that walked these grounds.

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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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