What are colours?

  • (noun): A distinguishing emblem.
    Synonyms: colors
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on colours, colour:

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 ... black, orange would also become one of Venezia's official colours, giving them the nickname arancioneroverdi ("orange-black-greens") ...
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 ... mascot called Roélio, a walking bone dressed in the club colours ...
Waffenfarbe - Army
... The 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 ...
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 ...
Animal Markings
... In some species, such as the peacock, the male has strong patterns, conspicuous colours and is iridescent, while the female is far less visible ... There 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, taking advantage of ...

More definitions of "colours":

  • (noun): A flag that shows its nationality.
    Synonyms: colors

Famous quotes containing the word colours:

    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)

    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)

    So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)