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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ocher, ochrenoun

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

  2. ocher, ochreadjective

    a moderate yellow-orange to orange color

  3. ocher, ochreadjective

    of a moderate orange-yellow color


  1. Ochrenoun

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

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


  1. ochrenoun

    An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide

    Etymology: From ocre and its source ochra, from .

  2. ochrenoun

    The stop codon sequence "UAA."

    Etymology: From ocre and its source ochra, from .

  3. ochreverb

    to cover with ochre

    Etymology: From ocre and its source ochra, from .

  4. ochreadjective

    Having a yellow-orange colour.

    Etymology: From ocre and its source ochra, from .

  5. ochreadjective

    Referring to cultures that covered their dead with ochre.

    Etymology: 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.]

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  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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