What are colours?

  • (noun): A flag that shows its nationality.
    Synonyms: colors
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on colours, colour:

Animal Markings
... as the peacock, the male has strong patterns, conspicuous colours and is iridescent, while the female is far less visible ... are several separate reasons why animals have evolved colours ... Animals also use colour in advertising, signalling services such as cleaning to animals of other species to signal sexual status to other members of the same species and in mimicry ...
Waffenfarbe - Army
... Bundeswehr uses a waffenfarben scheme of colours to indicate troop types ... The colours appear on the collar patch and as piping around the shoulder boards or straps showing a soldier’s rank ... Although soldiers’ berets are also coloured, the colours are slightly less differentiated than the waffenfarben, and corps or troop function is indicated by a beret ...
Pontevedra CF - Colours and Crest
... The traditional colours of Pontevedra C.F ... The current colours are the traditional, with the crest of the club on the left upper part of the shirt ... an official mascot called Roélio, a walking bone dressed in the club colours ...
Colours, Standards And Guidons - Ceremonies of Colours - Yacht Clubs
... Many traditional Yacht Clubs worldwide also conduct morning and evening colour ceremonies ... At 0800 each morning and at sunset during the club's active sailing season the ceremony is performed by the launchmen or harbourmaster ...
F.B.C. Unione Venezia - Colours, Badge and Nicknames
... Originally Venezia's colours were red and blue and the shirt features halves in those colours, the kit was very similar to that of Genoa ... However just a year after the club founded, it changed colours to black and green in 1908 ... wore orange and black, orange would also become one of Venezia's official colours, giving them the nickname arancioneroverdi ("orange-black-greens") ...

More definitions of "colours":

  • (noun): A distinguishing emblem.
    Synonyms: colors

Famous quotes containing the word colours:

    Your wits can’t thicken in that soft moist air, on those white springy roads, in those misty rushes and brown bogs, on those hillsides of granite rocks and magenta heather. You’ve no such colours in the sky, no such lure in the distances, no such sadness in the evenings. Oh the dreaming! the dreaming! the torturing, heart-scalding, never satisfying dreaming, dreaming, dreaming, dreaming!
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    When we reflect on our past sentiments and affections, our thought is a faithful mirror, and copies its objects truly; but the colours which it employs are faint and dull, in comparison of those in which our original perceptions were clothed.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    The sounding cataract
    Haunted me like a passion: the tall rock,
    The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood,
    Their colours and their forms, were then to me
    An appetite: a feeling and a love,
    That had no need of a remoter charm,
    By thought supplied, or any interest
    Unborrowed from the eye.—
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)