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Definition of COLORED

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Color \Col"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Colored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coloring}.] [F. colorer.]
     1. To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain. [1913 Webster]

              The rays, to speak properly, are not colored; in them there is nothing else than a certain power and disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that color.                                --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices. [1913 Webster]

              He colors the falsehood of [AE]neas by an express command from Jupiter to forsake the queen. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. To hide. [Obs.]
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              That by his fellowship he color might Both his estate and love from skill of any wight.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Colored \Col"ored\, a.
     1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained. [1913 Webster]

              The lime rod, colored as the glede.   --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              The colored rainbow arched wide.      --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster]

              His colored crime with craft to cloke. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     3. Of some other color than black or white.
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     4. (Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; having a skin color darker than that of caucasian people; mostly applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people. Opposite of {white} and {caucasian}.

     Syn: coloured, dark-skinned.
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     5. (Bot.) Of some other color than green.
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              Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green.               --Gray. [1913 Webster]

     Note: In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is. --Wood. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

130 Moby Thesaurus words for "colored": adorned, affected, antiblack, apocryphal, apparent, artificial, assumed, bastard, befrilled, biased, black, black-skinned, bogus, brummagem, chauvinistic, colorable, counterfeit, counterfeited, dark-complexioned, dark-skinned, decorated, deep, deep-colored, distorted, doctrinaire, dogmatic, dressed up, dummy, dyed, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, falsified, fancy, feigned, festooned, fictitious, fictive, figurative, figured, florid, flowery, full, full-colored, garbled, gilded, hued, illegitimate, imbued, imitation, in Technicolor, in color, influenced, interested, jaundiced, junky, know-nothing, lush, luxuriant, make-believe, man-made, melanian, melanic, melanistic, melano, melanotic, melanous, meretricious, mock, nonobjective, one-sided, opinionated, ornate, ostensible, overcharged, overloaded, partial, partisan, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, plausible, prejudiced, prepossessed, pretended, pseudo, purple, put-on, quasi, queer, racist, seeming, self-styled, sexist, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, specious, spurious, stained, superpatriotic, supposititious, swayed, synthetic, tendentious, tin, tinct, tinctured, tinged, tinsel, tinted, titivated, toned, twisted, ultranationalist, unauthentic, undetached, undispassionate, ungenuine, unnatural, unneutral, unreal, warped, wash-colored, xenophobic


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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