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:

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 programmes, the first being live coverage from the ... 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 ...
Cone Cell - Types
... the most to light of long wavelengths, peaking at a reddish colour this type is sometimes designated L for long ... the most to light of medium-wavelength, peaking at a green colour, and is abbreviated M for medium ... the most to short-wavelength light, of a bluish colour, and is designated S for short ...
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
... 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 ... ornamental foliage are usually selected for reddish and golden leaf colour ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "colour":

  • (adj): Having or capable of producing colors.
    Synonyms: color
  • (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
  • (verb): Modify or bias.
    Synonyms: color
  • (noun): A visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect.
    Synonyms: color, coloring, colouring
  • (noun): (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors.
    Synonyms: color
  • (noun): Interest and variety and intensity.
    Synonyms: color, vividness

Famous quotes containing the word colour:

    O Paddy dear, an’ did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round?
    The shamrock is by law forbid to grow on Irish ground!
    No more Saint Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his colour can’t be seen,
    For there’s a cruel law agin the wearin’ o’ the Green!
    —Unknown. The Wearing of the Green (l. 37–40)

    No one knows the colour of a flower
    till it is broken.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    I allow a Beauty to be as much to be commended for the Elegance of her Dress, as a Wit for that of his Language; yet if she has stolen the Colour of her Ribbands from another, or had Advice about her Trimmings, I shall not allow her the Praise of Dress, any more than I would call a Plagiary an Author.
    Richard Steele (1672–1729)