1. The spectral composition of visible light.
  2. A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class; blee.
  3. Hue as opposed to achromatic colours (black, white and greys).
  4. Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.
  5. Interest, especially in a selective area.
  6. Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert. Contrast with metal.
  7. A standard or banner.
  8. The system of colour television.
  9. An award for sporting achievement, particularly within a school or university.
  10. In corporate finance, details on sales, profit margins, or other financial figures, especially while reviewing quarterly results when an officer of a company is speaking to investment analysts.
  11. A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons.
  12. The relative lightness or darkness of a mass of written or printed text on a page.
  13. Any of the coloured balls excluding the reds.
  14. A front or façade: an ostensible truth actually false.
  15. An appearance of right or authority.
  16. Skin colour noted as: normal, jaundice, cyanotic, flush, mottled, pale, or ashen as part of the skin signs assessment.


  1. To give something colour.
    We could colour the walls red.
  2. To apply colours to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using coloured markers or crayons.
    My kindergartener loves to colour.
  3. To become red through increased blood flow.
    ''Her face coloured as she realised her mistake.
  4. To affect without completely changing.
    That interpretation certainly colours my perception of the book.
  5. To attribute a quality to.
    Colour me confused.
  6. To assign colours to the vertices of (a graph) or the regions of (a map) so that no two adjacent ones have the same colour.
    Can this graph be two-coloured?
    You can colour any map with four colours.


  1. Conveying colour, as opposed to shades of grey.
    Colour television and films were considered a great improvement over black and white.

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