ocher


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o·cher

or o·chre  (ō′kər)
n.
1. Any of several earthy mineral oxides of iron occurring in yellow, brown, or red and used as pigments.
2. A moderate orange yellow, from moderate or deep orange to moderate or strong yellow.

[Middle English oker, from Old French ocre, from Late Latin ōcra, from Latin ōchra, from Greek ōkhra, from ōkhros, pale yellow.]

o′cher·ous, o′cher·y (ō′krē) adj.

ocher

(ˈəʊkə)
n, adj, vb
the US spelling of ochre
ˈocherous, ˈochery adj

o•cher

or o•chre

(ˈoʊ kər)

n.
1. any of a class of natural earths, mixtures of hydrated oxide of iron with various earthy materials, ranging in color from pale yellow to orange and red, and used as pigments.
2. the color of this; pale to orangish or reddish yellow.
[1350–1400; Middle English oker < Old French ocre < Latin ōchra < Greek ṓchra yellow ocher]
o′cher•ous, o′cher•y, adj.
o′chroid, adj.

ocher


Past participle: ochered
Gerund: ochering

Imperative
ocher
ocher
Present
I ocher
you ocher
he/she/it ochers
we ocher
you ocher
they ocher
Preterite
I ochered
you ochered
he/she/it ochered
we ochered
you ochered
they ochered
Present Continuous
I am ochering
you are ochering
he/she/it is ochering
we are ochering
you are ochering
they are ochering
Present Perfect
I have ochered
you have ochered
he/she/it has ochered
we have ochered
you have ochered
they have ochered
Past Continuous
I was ochering
you were ochering
he/she/it was ochering
we were ochering
you were ochering
they were ochering
Past Perfect
I had ochered
you had ochered
he/she/it had ochered
we had ochered
you had ochered
they had ochered
Future
I will ocher
you will ocher
he/she/it will ocher
we will ocher
you will ocher
they will ocher
Future Perfect
I will have ochered
you will have ochered
he/she/it will have ochered
we will have ochered
you will have ochered
they will have ochered
Future Continuous
I will be ochering
you will be ochering
he/she/it will be ochering
we will be ochering
you will be ochering
they will be ochering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ochering
you have been ochering
he/she/it has been ochering
we have been ochering
you have been ochering
they have been ochering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ochering
you will have been ochering
he/she/it will have been ochering
we will have been ochering
you will have been ochering
they will have been ochering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ochering
you had been ochering
he/she/it had been ochering
we had been ochering
you had been ochering
they had been ochering
Conditional
I would ocher
you would ocher
he/she/it would ocher
we would ocher
you would ocher
they would ocher
Past Conditional
I would have ochered
you would have ochered
he/she/it would have ochered
we would have ochered
you would have ochered
they would have ochered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ocher - a moderate yellow-orange to orange colorocher - a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
orange yellow, saffron - a shade of yellow tinged with orange
2.ocher - any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxideocher - any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
earth color - a colored mineral used as a pigment
sinoper, sinopia, sinopis - a red ocher formerly used as a pigment
yellow ocher, yellow ochre - pigment consisting of a limonite mixed with clay and silica
Adj.1.ocher - of a moderate orange-yellow color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
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Fierce green warriors from the ocher sea bottoms of outer Mars had ridden their wild thoats across the sacred gardens of the Temple of Issus, and Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark, fiercest of them all, had sat upon the throne of Issus and ruled the First Born while the allies were deciding the conquered nation's fate.
And over all lay a sickly, pallid ocher light through which the scourged clouds raced.
Straight from the ocean's depths rose towering cliffs, shot with brown and blues and greens--withered moss and lichen and the verdigris of copper, and everywhere the rusty ocher of iron pyrites.
The sandstone walls above you shift from amber to ocher to tawny pink in the sunlight--an unforgettable moment in a Utah slot canyon.
For example, she asks why red ocher, "iron earth," is a plentiful and inexpensive pigment, explaining that the answer "can be found in the stars, and in nuclear fusion.
As a natural elastomer, Polibrid 705 is a replacement to coal tar epoxies and ocher rigid coatings that will not hold up to the expansion and contraction of concrete without breaking said the company.
in all of whose ocher streets one dog is sleeping those volcanoes
Until recently, evidence found by archeologists and anthropologists indicated that painting with ocher began about 60,000 years ago.
Pieces of ocher, soft rock containing iron oxides, were rubbed on stone slabs to produce a red powder that was mixed in a predesignated order with ocher chips, heated and crushed animal bone that acted as a binder, charcoal fragments, quartz grains and an unknown liquid, the team reports in the Oct.
They made the paint by using stones to pound a reddish variety of dirt called ocher into a powder and mixing it with bone marrow and charcoal.
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