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color

noun

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1 a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished
  • a shirt that is available in every color of the rainbow

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2 a substance used to color other materials
  • added some red color to the base paint

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3 the hue or appearance of the skin and especially of the face
  • her color hasn't been good since she got sick

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4 colors plural a piece of cloth with a special design that is used as an emblem or for signaling
  • flew their country's colors atop the highest mast on the ship

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5 a rosy appearance (of the cheeks)
  • the stay in the country brought color to her cheeks

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6 colors plural the combined army, air force, and navy of a nation
  • she hopes to carry on the family tradition and serve with the colors

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7 colors plural the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others
  • we saw his true colors during the emergency

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color

verb

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1 to give color or a different color to
  • per the couple's request, the baker used natural ingredients like beet juice and tumeric to color the icing for the wedding cake

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2 to add to the interest of by including made-up details
  • he gave a highly colored version of a rather mundane experience

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3 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
  • his news reporting is colored by his prejudices

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4 to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment)
  • she colored after hearing the nasty remarks about her weight

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The first known use of color was in the 14th century

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“Color.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/color. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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