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color

noun (Cdn Br colour)  us   /ˈkʌl·ər/

color noun (APPEARANCE)

[C/U] the appearance that something has as a result of reflecting light: [C] The dress comes in blue, green, red, and other colors. [U] Some of the pictures in the book are in color, and some are in black and white. art [C/U] A color is also a substance, such as a paint or dye , which you add to something to make it have the appearance of a particular color.

color noun (SKIN)

[U] the natural color of a person’s skin, esp. when considered in terms of racepeople of color Many people with dark skin describe themselves as people of color: We need to protect the rights of people of color. [U] Color can mean a healthy appearance of the skin: She’d been ill for a while, but when I saw her last Friday, she had good color.

color

verb [I/T] (Cdn Br colour)  us   /ˈkʌl·ər/

color verb [I/T] (CHANGE APPEARANCE)

to change the color of something by using paint or a dye : [I always + adv/prep] He gives the boy books to read, and he buys him paints to color with. fig. If something or someone colors your thoughts or opinions, it influences them, often in a negative way: [T] The report is colored by the fiscal crises of the last four years.

color

adjective [not gradable] (Cdn Br colour)  us   /ˈkʌl·ər/

color adjective [not gradable] (OF APPEARANCE)

showing things in all their colors, not just black and white: color photos a color TV
Translations of “color”
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色…
in Russian см. colour…
in Turkish renk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色…
in Polish -…
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