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colornoun

(Cdn Br colour)  us   /ˈkʌl·ər/
  • color noun (APPEARANCE)

[C/U] the ​appearance that something has as a ​result of ​reflectinglight: [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 ​race
people of color
Many ​people with ​darkskindescribe themselves as ​people of color: We need to ​protect the ​rights of ​people of color.
[U] Color can ​mean a ​healthyappearance of the ​skin: She’d been ​ill for a while, but when I ​saw her last ​Friday, she had good color.

colorverb [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 ​boybooks to ​read, and he ​buys him ​paints to color with.
fig. If something or someone colors ​yourthoughts or ​opinions, it ​influences them, often in a ​negative way: [T] The ​report is ​colored by the ​fiscalcrises of the last four ​years.

coloradjective [not gradable]

(Cdn Br colour)  us   /ˈkʌl·ər/
showing things in all ​their colors, not just ​black and ​white: color ​photos a color TV
(Definition of color from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “color”
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色…
in Turkish renk…
in Russian см. colour…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色…
in Polish -…
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