What does mellow mean?

Definitions for mellow
ˈmɛl oʊmel·low

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mellow.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laid-back, mellow(adj)

    unhurried and relaxed

    "a mellow conversation"

  2. mellow, mellowed(adj)

    having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging

    "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit"

  3. mellow, mellowed(adj)

    having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

    "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"

  4. mellow(adj)

    having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

    "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"

  5. high, mellow(verb)

    slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

  6. mellow(verb)

    soften, make mellow

    "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"

  7. mellow, melt, mellow out(verb)

    become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

    "With age, he mellowed"

  8. mellow(adverb)

    make or grow (more) mellow

    "These apples need to mellow a bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit"

  9. mellowly, mellow(adverb)

    (obsolete) in a mellow manner

Wiktionary

  1. mellow(Noun)

    A relaxed mood.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

  2. mellow(Verb)

    To become mellow.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

  3. mellow(Verb)

    To relax or soften.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

  4. mellow(Adjective)

    Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

  5. mellow(Adjective)

    Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

  6. mellow(Adjective)

    Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued, soft, rich, delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

  7. mellow(Adjective)

    Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

  8. mellow(Adjective)

    Relaxed; calm; easygoing; laid-back.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

  9. mellow(Adjective)

    Warmed by liquor, slightly intoxicated; or, stoned, high.

    Etymology: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mellow

    soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple

    Etymology: [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.]

  2. Mellow

    easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil

    Etymology: [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.]

  3. Mellow

    not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich; delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc

    Etymology: [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.]

  4. Mellow

    well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial

    Etymology: [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.]

  5. Mellow

    warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated

    Etymology: [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.]

  6. Mellow(verb)

    to make mellow

    Etymology: [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.]

  7. Mellow(verb)

    to become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows

    Etymology: [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.]

Freebase

  1. Mellow

    Mellow is the second album by Maria Mena. Released in Norway as a counterpart to her US album White Turns Blue, it was accompanied by the single "You're the Only One". The album was produced by Arvid Solvang.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mellow

    mel′ō, adj. soft and ripe: well matured: soft to the touch, palate, ear, &c.: genial: half-tipsy.—v.t. to soften by ripeness or age: to mature.—v.i. to become soft: to be matured.—adv. Mell′owly.—n. Mell′owness, softness: maturity.—adj. Mell′owy, soft: friable. [A.S. mearu, soft; Dut. murw, mollig, L. mollis, Gr. malakos.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mellow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mellow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of mellow in a Sentence

  1. Matt Jarrell:

    He was a mellow guy, he was somebody I could talk to about anything.

  2. Ronald Tate:

    My son didn't see color. .. We didn't have all this animosity between races, and my son didn't see that. He didn't have time for that. He was just mellow and laid back and didn't want to get into that.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I am mellow sort of guy, that's why I invited Luther, my anger translator to join me here tonight, hold on to your lily white buts.

  4. Ronnie Wood:

    Keith Richards's a pleasure to work with, much more mellow. Keith Richards's open to more ideas, whereas before I'd kind of grit my teeth and go,' Keith Richards's gon na give me some s ** t for saying this.' Now, Keith Richards'll say,' That's cool, man.'.

  5. Vikram Ravi:

    The theory that FRBs come from magnetars was developed in part because the earlier FRB 121102 came from an active star-forming environment, where young magnetars can be formed in the supernovae of massive stars, but the host galaxy of FRB 190523 is more mellow in comparison.

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