What does ochre mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ocher, ochre(noun)

    any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment

  2. ocher, ochre(adj)

    a moderate yellow-orange to orange color

  3. ocher, ochre(adj)

    of a moderate orange-yellow color


  1. Ochre(n.)

    The color of ocher, varying around orange, from more yellowish to more reddish in tint.

  2. Origin: [F. ocre, L. ochra, fr. Gr. , from () pale, pale yellow.]


  1. ochre(Noun)

    An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide

  2. ochre(Noun)

    The stop codon sequence "UAA."

  3. ochre(Verb)

    to cover with ochre

  4. ochre(Adjective)

    Having a yellow-orange colour.

  5. ochre(Adjective)

    Referring to cultures that covered their dead with ochre.

  6. Origin: From ocre and its source ochra, from .


  1. Ochre

    Ochre is the term for both a golden-yellow or light yellow brown color and for a form of earth pigment which produces the color. The pigment can also be used to create a reddish tint known as "red ochre". The more rarely used terms "purple ochre" and "brown ochre" also exist for variant hues. Because of these other hues, the color ochre is sometimes referred to as "yellow ochre" or "gold ochre". Ochres are among the earliest pigments used by mankind, derived from naturally tinted clay containing mineral oxides. Chemically, it is hydrated iron oxide, mineralogically known as limonite. Modern artists' pigments continue to use the terms "yellow ochre" and "red ochre" for specific hues.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ochre

    ō′kėr, n. a fine clay, mostly pale yellow, used for colouring walls, &c.: (slang) money, esp. gold.—adjs. O′cherous, Ochrā′ceous, O′chreous, O′chroid, O′chry, consisting of, containing, or resembling ochre. [Fr.,—L. ochra—Gr. ōchraōchros, pale yellow.]

Anagrams for ochre »

  1. chore, ocher

  2. Ocher


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ochre in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ochre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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