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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colors, coloursnoun

    a flag that shows its nationality

  2. colors, coloursnoun

    a distinguishing emblem

    "his tie proclaimed his school colors"

Wiktionary

  1. colorsnoun

    The flag of a nation or team.

    The colors were raised over the new territory.

  2. colorsnoun

    Gang insignia.

    Both of the perpetrators were wearing colors.

  3. colorsnoun

    The morning ceremony of raising the flag.

Wikipedia

  1. Colors

    Color (American English) or colour (Commonwealth English) is the visual perception based on the electromagnetic spectrum. Though color is not an inherent property of matter, color perception is related to an object's light absorption, reflection, emission spectra and interference. For most humans, color are perceived in the visible light spectrum with three types of cone cells (trichromacy). Other animals may have a different number of cone cell types or have eyes sensitive to different wavelength, such as bees that can distinguish ultraviolet, thus has a different color sensitivity range. Animal perception of color originates from different light wavelength or spectral sensitivity in cone cell types, which is then being processed by the brain. Colors have perceived properties such as hue, colorfulness (saturation) and luminance. Colors can also be additively mixed (commonly used for actual light) or subtractively mixed (commonly used for materials). If the colors are mixed in the right proportions, because of metamerism, they may look the same as a single-wavelength light. For convenience, colors can be organized in a color space, which when being abstracted as a mathematical color model can assign each region of color with a corresponding set of numbers. As such, color spaces are an essential tool for color reproduction in print, photography, computer monitors and television. The most well-known color models are RGB, CMYK, YUV, HSL and HSV. Because the perception of color is an important aspect of human life, different colors have been associated with emotions, activity, and nationality. Names of color regions in different cultures can have different, sometimes overlapping areas. In visual arts, color theory is used to govern the use of colors in an aesthetically pleasing and harmonious way. The theory of color includes the color complements; color balance; and classification of primary colors (traditionally red, yellow, blue), secondary colors (traditionally orange, green, purple) and tertiary colors. The study of colors in general is called color science.

Freebase

  1. Colors

    "Colors" is Hikaru Utada's 12th Japanese-language single, and is the only single she released in 2003. It was released on January 29, 2003 and debuted at #1 on the Oricon charts with 437,903 copies sold in the first week, and became her fifth single to perform the rare two-consecutive weeks at the #1 slot feat. Two versions were released, CD and DVD. Included as CD-Extras on this single was a multimedia section containing 13 exclusive screensavers and 13 exclusive wallpapers. A special feature on the "Colors" DVD Single is the Kanzou-sensei Report, which is a mini-documentary showing the production that went into the DVD, as well as behind-the-scenes shots of Utada working. This single reached #1 on Oricon charts and charted for 45 weeks, her longest charting single ever. Though Kazuaki Kiriya was behind the art direction for the single, he did not take an active part as usual, with the single photography going to Kaoru Izima and the PV directing going to Donald Cameron. On the cover and the inside covers, there are drawings done by Utada herself. This single became the #3 single of 2003 in Japan. "Colors" had an extremely long performance season, which included 11 performances spanning over two months. This single reached #27 on World Charts for single airplay, and reached #6 for sales. The most recent figures show that the single sold 893,790 units in total. The song featured heavy ethereal and experimental tones for the first time in Utada's discography. It became her longest charting single ever with a 45 week trajectory on the Oricon Singles chart, selling 881,000 copies, and was #3 on the Yearly Singles chart.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. colors

    A military term applied to banners or flags carried by each regiment of infantry. The banners of the cavalry are called standards. Each U. S. regiment has two colors, one national and one regimental.

  2. colors

    In heraldry, the colors generally used are red, blue, black, green, and purple, which are called gules, azure, sable, vert or sinople, and purpure. Colors and metals, when engraved, are generally indicated by dots and lines: or, gold, by dots; argent, silver, is left plain; gules, red, is indicated by perpendicular lines from top to bottom; azure, blue, by horizontal lines from side to side; sable, black, by horizontal and perpendicular lines crossing each other; vert, green, by diagonal lines from right to left; and purpure, purple, by diagonal lines from left to right.

Editors Contribution

  1. colors

    Plural and verb form of the word color.

    The paint is a silver color and there are a variety of silver colors to choose from on the color chart.


    Submitted by MaryC on November 22, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colors in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colors in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of colors in a Sentence

  1. Aurora Aksnes:

    All that I see came to me in colors.

  2. Carrie Jacobs Bond:

    For memory has painted this perfect day With colors that never fade, And we find at the end of a perfect day The soul of a friend we've made.

  3. Shuting Hu:

    The color of our skin is determined by melanin, which is produced by melanocyte, a type of skin cell. Everyone has different numbers of melanocytes, and that's why we have different skin colors, it's impossible to change your gene or race, so there is a natural limit to whitening effects that you can achieve through using skin care products.

  4. Indya Moore:

    I don't want anyone to be fooled by the colors in the streets, the rainbow glosses around the ads of T-Mobile or any of the other wonderful companies, into thinking that we are free because we're not, and so to see today, on the anniversary of Stonewall, police heavy saturated in our streets, it's traumatic for some of us.

  5. Rooma Mehra:

    To paint a song.. and to sing colors.. to light up the sky with a rainbow of ecstasy ....if fantasia could come alive !!

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