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coloring


  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]: 
 
  Coloring  \Col"or*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  applying  color  to  also  that  which  produces 
  color. 
 
  2.  Change  of  appearance  as  by  addition  of  color;  appearance; 
  show  disguise;  misrepresentation. 
 
  Tell  the  whole  story  without  coloring  or  gloss. 
  --Compton 
  Reade. 
 
  {Dead  coloring}.  See  under  {Dead}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coloring 
  n  1:  a  digestible  substance  used  to  give  color  to  food;  "food 
  color  made  from  vegetable  dyes"  [syn:  {colouring},  {food 
  coloring},  {food  colouring},  {food  color},  {food  colour}] 
  2:  a  visual  attribute  of  things  that  results  from  the  light 
  they  emit  or  transmit  or  reflect;  "white  is  the  coolest 
  summer  color"  [syn:  {color},  {colour},  {colouring}]  [ant: 
  {colorlessness}] 
  3:  the  act  of  of  process  of  changing  the  color  of  something 
  [syn:  {colouring}] 




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