What is colour?

  • (noun): An outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading.
    Synonyms: semblance, gloss, color
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on colour, colours:

Smooth Collie - Description - Colour
... Smooth Collies come in four colours sable (Lassie's colour can be light gold to deep mahogany) tricolour (black, with tan and white markings) and blue merle (silvery ... An additional colour is white (these Collies are predominantly white, with heads and usually a body spot of sable, tri, or blue colour) ... The fourth colour is sable merle, which is a light stippled version of sable, sometimes (as with blue merle) accompanied by blue or merled (parti-coloured) eyes ...
Cone Cell - Types
... long wavelengths, peaking at a reddish colour this type is sometimes designated L for long ... The third type responds the most to short-wavelength light, of a bluish colour, and is designated S for short ... signals received from the three cone types allows the brain to perceive all possible colours, through the opponent process of colour vision ...
1967 In The United Kingdom - Events - July
1 July – The first scheduled colour television broadcasts from six transmitters covering the main population centres in England began on BBC2 for certain ... A full colour service (other than news programmes) began on BBC2 on 2 December ... The matches are also the first to be broadcast in colour ...
Relentless (drink) - Varieties - Berry Juiced
... Contrary to the yellow colour of Juiced Tropical, Juiced Berry has a dark red/purple colour, and its can is the same colour ...
Calluna - Cultivation
... named cultivars, selected for variation in flower colour and for different foliage colour and growing habits ... Different cultivars have flower colours ranging from white, through pink and a wide range of purples, and including reds ... Cultivars with ornamental foliage are usually selected for reddish and golden leaf colour ...

More definitions of "colour":

  • (noun): The appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation.
    Synonyms: color
  • (noun): (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors.
    Synonyms: color
  • (verb): Modify or bias.
    Synonyms: color
  • (adj): Having or capable of producing colors.
    Synonyms: color
  • (noun): Interest and variety and intensity.
    Synonyms: color, vividness
  • (noun): A visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect.
    Synonyms: color, coloring, colouring

Famous quotes containing the word colour:

    What a lovely thing a rose is!... Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But the rose is an extra. Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    Iconic clothing has been secularized.... A guardsman in a dress uniform is ostensibly an icon of aggression; his coat is red as the blood he hopes to shed. Seen on a coat-hanger, with no man inside it, the uniform loses all its blustering significance and, to the innocent eye seduced by decorative colour and tactile braid, it is as abstract in symbolic information as a parasol to an Eskimo. It becomes simply magnificent.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)