"colours" in the noun sense
1. coloring material, colouring material, color, colour
any material used for its color
"his tie proclaimed his school colors"
"she used a different color for the trim"
2. color, colour
physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction
"each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"
3. color, colour, vividness
interest and variety and intensity
"the Puritan Period was lacking in color"
"the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
4. color, colour, coloration, colouration
the timbre of a musical sound
"the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
5. color, colour, coloring, colouring
a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
"a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"
6. semblance, gloss, color, colour
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
"he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"
"he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"
"the situation soon took on a different color"
7. color, colour
the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
"colours" in the verb sense
1. color, colour
modify or bias
"His political ideas color his lectures"
2. color, colour, emblazon
decorate with colors
"color the walls with paint in warm tones"
3. color, colour, gloss
give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
"color a lie"
4. tinge, color, colour, distort
affect as in thought or feeling
"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"
"The sadness tinged his life"
5. color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in
add color to
"The child colored the drawings"
"Fall colored the trees"
"colorize black and white film"
6. discolor, discolour, colour, color
change color, often in an undesired manner
"The shirts discolored"
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