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colors

noun
plural of color

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1 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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2 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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3 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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colors

verb
present tense third-person singular of color

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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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“Colors.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/colors. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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