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noun 
  1. (uncountable) The spectral composition of visible light
Humans and birds can perceive
  1. (countable) A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class
Most languages have names for the colours black, white, red and green.
  1. (uncountable) hue, Hue as opposed to achromatic colours (black, white and greys).
He referred to the white flag as one "drained of all ".
  1. (uncountable) Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.
Colour has been a sensitive issue in many societies.
  1. (figuratively) interest, Interest, especially in a selective area
a bit of local
  1. (tincture): Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert. Contrast with metal.
  2. (in plural) A standard or banner.
The loss of their Colours destroyed the regiment's morale.
  1. The system of colour television.
This film is broadcast in .
  1. (in plural) An award for sporting achievement, particularly within a school or university.
''He was awarded colours for his football.
  1. (physics) A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To give something colour.
We could the walls red.
  1. (intransitive) To apply colours to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using coloured markers or crayons.
My son loves to .
  1. Of a face: To become red through increased blood flow, implying due to strong emotion.
''Her face coloured as she realised her mistake.
  1. (transitive) To affect without completely changing.
That interpretation certainly colours my perception of the book.
  1. (colloquial) To attribute a quality to.
Colour me confused.
Etymology: color, via Old French coulour; the US spelling, which excludes the u, was chosen to conform to the word's Latin origin, and to make all derivatives consistent (colorimeter, colorize, colorless, etc; see below). Elsewhere in the English-speaking world, the u has been retained.


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