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yellow

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adjective yel·low \ˈye-(ˌ)lō, dial ˈye-lər or ˈya-\

Simple Definition of yellow

  • : having the color of the sun or of ripe lemons

  • : afraid in a way that makes you unable to do what is right or expected

  • : containing news that is meant to shock people and that is not true or is only partly true

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yellow

  1. 1 a :  of the color yellow b :  become yellowish through age, disease, or discoloration :  sallow c sometimes offensive :  having a yellowish or light brown complexion or skin

  2. 2 a :  featuring sensational or scandalous items or ordinary news sensationally distorted <yellow journalism> b :  mean, cowardly

yellowish

play \ˈye-lə-wish\ adjective

Examples of yellow in a sentence

  1. He was too yellow to stand up and fight.

  2. <you'll come with us into the cave, unless you're yellow>



Origin and Etymology of yellow

Middle English yelwe, yelow, from Old English geolu; akin to Old High German gelo yellow, Latin helvus light bay, Greek chlōros greenish yellow, Sanskrit hari yellowish


First Known Use: before 12th century


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yellow

noun yel·low

Simple Definition of yellow

  • : the color of the sun or of ripe lemons

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yellow

  1. 1 :  something yellow or marked by a yellow color: as a sometimes offensive :  a person having yellowish or light brown skin b :  the yolk of an egg

  2. 2 a :  a color whose hue resembles that of ripe lemons or sunflowers or is that of the portion of the spectrum lying between green and orange b :  a pigment or dye that colors yellow

  3. 3 plural :  jaundice

  4. 4 plural but sing in constr :  any of several plant diseases caused especially by phytoplasmas and marked by yellowing of the foliage and stunting

Examples of yellow in a sentence

  1. The bridesmaids were dressed in yellow.

  2. a room decorated in yellows and greens



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of yellow

before 12th century


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yellow

verb yel·low

Simple Definition of yellow

  • : to become yellow or to cause (something) to become yellow

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yellow

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become or turn yellow

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make yellow :  give a yellow tinge or color to <yellowed by time>

Examples of yellow in a sentence

  1. The paper had yellowed with age.

  2. The leaves were yellowed by disease.



15th Century

First Known Use of yellow

15th century

Rhymes with yellow


Yellow

geographical name yel·low

Definition of Yellow

  1. — see huang





YELLOW Defined for Kids

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yellow

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adjective yel·low \ˈye-lō\

Definition of yellow for Students

  1. 1 :  of the color of a lemon :  colored yellow <a yellow raincoat>

  2. 2 :  cowardly 1




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yellow

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noun yel·low

Definition of yellow for Students

  1. 1 :  the color of a lemon

  2. 2 :  something (as the yolk of an egg) yellow in color




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yellow

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verb yel·low

Definition of yellow for Students

yellowed

yellowing

  1. :  to turn yellow




Yellow

geographical name yel·low

Definition of Yellow for Students

  1. 2 sea section of East China Sea between N China, North Korea, & South Korea





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