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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Color  \Col"or\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Colored};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coloring}.]  [F.  colorer.] 
  1.  To  change  or  alter  the  hue  or  tint  of  by  dyeing, 
  staining,  painting,  etc.;  to  dye;  to  tinge;  to  paint;  to 
  stain. 
 
  The  rays,  to  speak  properly,  are  not  colored;  in 
  them  there  is  nothing  else  than  a  certain  power  and 
  disposition  to  stir  up  a  sensation  of  this  or  that 
  color.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  2.  To  change  or  alter,  as  if  by  dyeing  or  painting;  to  give  a 
  false  appearance  to  usually,  to  give  a  specious 
  appearance  to  to  cause  to  appear  attractive;  to  make 
  plausible;  to  palliate  or  excuse;  as  the  facts  were 
  colored  by  his  prejudices. 
 
  He  colors  the  falsehood  of  [AE]neas  by  an  express 
  command  from  Jupiter  to  forsake  the  queen.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  hide.  [Obs.] 
 
  That  by  his  fellowship  he  color  might  Both  his 
  estate  and  love  from  skill  of  any  wight.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colored  \Col"ored\,  a. 
  1.  Having  color;  tinged;  dyed;  painted;  stained. 
 
  The  lime  rod,  colored  as  the  glede.  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  colored  rainbow  arched  wide.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Specious;  plausible;  adorned  so  as  to  appear  well  as  a 
  highly  colored  description.  --Sir  G.  C.  Lewis. 
 
  His  colored  crime  with  craft  to  cloke.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  Of  some  other  color  than  black  or  white. 
 
  4.  (Ethnol.)  Of  some  other  color  than  white;  specifically 
  applied  to  negroes  or  persons  having  negro  blood;  as  a 
  colored  man;  the  colored  people. 
 
  5.  (Bot.)  Of  some  other  color  than  green. 
 
  Colored,  meaning,  as  applied  to  foliage,  of  some 
  other  color  than  green.  --Gray. 
 
  Note:  In  botany,  green  is  not  regarded  as  a  color,  but  white 
  is  --Wood. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colored 
  adj  1:  having  color  or  a  certain  color;  sometimes  used  in 
  combination;  "colored  crepe  paper";  "the  film  was  in 
  color";  "amber-colored  heads  of  grain"  [syn:  {coloured}, 
  {in  color(p)},  {colorful}]  [ant:  {colorless}] 
  2:  having  skin  rich  in  melanin  pigments;  "National  Association 
  for  the  Advancement  of  Colored  People";  "the  dark  races"; 
  "dark-skinned  peoples"  [syn:  {coloured},  {dark},  {dark-skinned}] 
  3:  being  or  having  or  characterized  by  hue  [syn:  {chromatic}] 
  [ant:  {achromatic}] 
  4:  favoring  one  person  or  side  over  another;  "a  biased  account 
  of  the  trial";  "a  decision  that  was  partial  to  the 
  defendant"  [syn:  {biased},  {one-sided},  {slanted}] 
  5:  (used  of  color)  artificially  produced;  not  natural;  "a 
  bleached  blonde"  [syn:  {bleached},  {dyed}] 
  n  :  a  US  term  for  Blacks  that  is  now  considered  offensive  [syn: 
  {colored  person}] 




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