Definitions for colored
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word colored.
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"
colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-whiteadjective
having skin rich in melanin pigments
"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
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"
bleached, colored, coloured, dyedadjective
(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.
Colored typically refers to an object or material that has or exhibits color, which is the characteristic of an entity as it appears to the eye, usually resulting from the way it reflects or emits light. This term has been used culturally and historically as a description for certain racial or ethnic groups; however, it is now largely considered outdated and inappropriate. Nevertheless, its modern usage predominantly pertains to art, design, and visual perception, describing anything that possess or display hues as opposed to being colorless, monochrome, or black and white.
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.
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The numerical value of colored in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of colored in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The vain man is generally a doubter. It is Newton who sees himself as child on the sea shore, and his discoveries in the colored shell.
Stock outs happen. What you are supposed to do is wait for the right colored tubes to arrive.
It was funny, because I was actually googling some players like when John McEnroe played, Arthur Ashe, they had color everywhere. They had color on their sleeves, big stripes, they were coming out in colored jackets. So I feel it's actually gotten stricter.
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.
In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men.
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- цветен, оцветен, цветнокожBulgarian
- farvet, kulørtDanish
- bunt, farbigGerman
- värikäs, värillinen, sävyinen, värinen, värittynytFinnish
- marqué, en couleur, métis, couleurs, teinté, personne de couleur, de couleur, coloréFrench
- 有色, 유색Korean
- colorat, plin de culoareRomanian
- разноцветный, цветнойRussian
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