What does colours mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colors, coloursnoun

    a distinguishing emblem

    "his tie proclaimed his school colors"

  2. colors, coloursnoun

    a flag that shows its nationality

Wiktionary

  1. coloursnoun

    The national flag flown by a ship at sea.

  2. coloursnoun

    The British military ceremony of raising the flag.

  3. coloursnoun

    The balls that score more than one point in snooker. Yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black.

  4. coloursnoun

    Plural form of colour.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. colours

    The flags or banners which distinguish the ships of different nations. Also, the regimental flags of the army. Hauling down colours in token of submission, and the use of signals, are mentioned by Plutarch in Themistocles.

Editors Contribution

  1. colours

    Plural form and verb form of the word colour.

    The colours of our clothing have an effect on the way we look.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'colours' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2400

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'colours' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1922

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colours in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colours in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of colours in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Burrows:

    They might have seen the executioners in very dark colours; it was a very dark night, they only had flashlights on the prisoners, and when we were going to meet them we were falling over stones because of the dark.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Poetry is a fruit of thoughts with various flavours and colours.

  4. Purvi Raniga:

    Holi teaches us to forgive and forget. The colours of Holi brings new colours into our lives. May these colours be filled with Joy, Happiness, Love and Abundance.

  5. Nick Wiltgen:

    In clouds, iridescence is a byproduct of sunlight being diffracted by water droplets or ice crystals, causing the various wavelengths of light – which we see as colours – to emerge at different angles, as they reach the observer’s eye, the observer perceives a pattern of various colours as those different wavelengths reach his or her eye from distinct directions, rather than being jumbled together and appearing whitish.

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