part of speech: noun & verb
definition: a spelling of color used in Canada and Britain. See color for more information.


part of speech: noun

definition 1: a quality of light as our eyes see it. Light is made up of waves, which hit objects and are reflected from their surfaces. The colors we see, such as red, blue, and yellow, depend on how these light waves are reflected. Objects of different colors reflect different kinds of light waves.

synonyms: tint

definition 2: something used to give color, such as dye or paint.

  • I put color in the cake batter to turn it pink.

synonyms: coloring, dye, paint, pigment

definition 3: the complexion of the skin, especially of the face.

  • He has better color now that his fever has passed.

synonyms: coloring, complexion

definition 4: skin color that is not white.

  • I am a person of color.


part of speech: verb

inflections: colors, coloring, colored

definition: to give color to.

  • I colored the picture with crayons.

synonyms: dye, paint, tinge, tint

Word Builder: color +

colorful: having many colors or having bright colors.