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yel·low

 (yĕl′ō)
n.
1.
a. The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between orange and green, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 570 to 590 nanometers; any of a group of colors of a hue resembling that of ripe lemons and varying in lightness and saturation; one of the subtractive primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
b. A pigment or dye having this hue.
c. Something that has this hue.
2. Chiefly Southern US The yolk of an egg.
3. Western US Gold. Used formerly by prospectors.
4. yellows Any of various plant diseases characterized by yellow or yellowish discoloration of the leaves and caused by phytoplasmas that are transmitted by insects or by certain viruses.
adj. yel·low·er, yel·low·est
1. Of the color yellow.
2.
a. Having a yellow-brown skin color.
b. Offensive Of or being a person of Asian origin.
3. Slang Cowardly.
tr. & intr.v. yel·lowed, yel·low·ing, yel·lows
To make or become yellow: documents that had been yellowed by age; clouds that yellow in the evening light.

[Middle English yelow, from Old English geolu; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

yel′low·ness n.

yellow

(ˈjɛləʊ)
n
1. (Colours) any of a group of colours that vary in saturation but have the same hue. They lie in the approximate wavelength range 585–575 nanometres. Yellow is the complementary colour of blue and with cyan and magenta forms a set of primary colours.
2. (Dyeing) a pigment or dye of or producing these colours
3. (Textiles) yellow cloth or clothing: dressed in yellow.
4. (Zoology) the yolk of an egg
5. (Billiards & Snooker) a yellow ball in snooker, etc
6. (Animals) any of a group of pieridine butterflies the males of which have yellow or yellowish wings, esp the clouded yellows (Colias spp.) and the brimstone
adj
7. (Colours) of the colour yellow
8. yellowish in colour or having parts or marks that are yellowish: yellow jasmine.
9. (Anthropology & Ethnology) having a yellowish skin; Mongoloid
10. informal cowardly or afraid
11. (Journalism & Publishing) offensively sensational, as a cheap newspaper (esp in the phrase yellow press)
vb
(Colours) to make or become yellow
[Old English geolu; related to Old Saxon, Old High German gelo, Old Norse gulr, Latin helvus]
ˈyellowish adj
ˈyellowishness n
ˈyellowly adv
ˈyellowness n
ˈyellowy adj

yel•low

(ˈyɛl oʊ)

n., adj. -low•er, -low•est,
v. n.
1. a color like that of egg yolk, ripe lemons, etc.; the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 570 and 590 nm.
2. the yolk of an egg.
3. a yellow pigment or dye.
adj.
5. of the color yellow.
6. Usually Offensive.
a. designating or pertaining to an Asian person or Asian peoples.
b. designating a person of mixed racial origin, esp. of black and white heritage, whose skin is yellowish or yellowish brown.
7. having a sallow or yellowish complexion.
8. having a yellowish cast due to age or deterioration: a stack of yellow newspapers.
9. cowardly.
10. emphasizing sensational or lurid details: yellow journalism.
v.t., v.i.
11. to make or become yellow.
[before 900; Middle English yelou, Old English geolo, geolu, c. Old Saxon, Old High German gelo]
yel′low•ness, n.
usage: The racial designation represented by definition 7a is usually perceived as insulting. Mongoloid is the preferred scientific term. However, many anthropologists reject the concept of races based on physical traits and prefer to classify human beings into ethnic groups. Definition 7b is usually perceived as insulting, also because it refers to a physical trait.

Yellow

 

See Also: COLORS, HAIR

  1. Dun-yellow color, a color like that of old lions in the zoo —Harold Brodkey
  2. Yellow and solid as lemons —Joyce Cary
  3. (Hair) yellow as a dandelion —Anne Sexton
  4. (Hair) yellow as a full moon —George Garrett
  5. Yellow as a marsh-marigold —Henry Van Dyke
  6. Yellow as an old tooth —Howard Spring
  7. (Dandelions … ) yellow as butter —Cynthia Ozick
  8. (The field is) yellow as egg-bread dough —Randall Jarrell
  9. (Hair) yellow as hay —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. Yellow as mustard —Edna St. Vincent Millay
  11. Yellow as the yolk of eggs —Marcel Proust
  12. (Eyes) Yellow like amber —Isaac Bashevis Singer
  13. Yellow like moldy linen —Sinclair Lewis
  14. Yellow like ripe corn —Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    The point of reference is to the golden hair of the subject of Rossetti’s famous poem, The Blessed Damozel.

  15. Yellow like unburnished gold —Honore de Balzac

yellow


Past participle: yellowed
Gerund: yellowing

Imperative
yellow
yellow
Present
I yellow
you yellow
he/she/it yellows
we yellow
you yellow
they yellow
Preterite
I yellowed
you yellowed
he/she/it yellowed
we yellowed
you yellowed
they yellowed
Present Continuous
I am yellowing
you are yellowing
he/she/it is yellowing
we are yellowing
you are yellowing
they are yellowing
Present Perfect
I have yellowed
you have yellowed
he/she/it has yellowed
we have yellowed
you have yellowed
they have yellowed
Past Continuous
I was yellowing
you were yellowing
he/she/it was yellowing
we were yellowing
you were yellowing
they were yellowing
Past Perfect
I had yellowed
you had yellowed
he/she/it had yellowed
we had yellowed
you had yellowed
they had yellowed
Future
I will yellow
you will yellow
he/she/it will yellow
we will yellow
you will yellow
they will yellow
Future Perfect
I will have yellowed
you will have yellowed
he/she/it will have yellowed
we will have yellowed
you will have yellowed
they will have yellowed
Future Continuous
I will be yellowing
you will be yellowing
he/she/it will be yellowing
we will be yellowing
you will be yellowing
they will be yellowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yellowing
you have been yellowing
he/she/it has been yellowing
we have been yellowing
you have been yellowing
they have been yellowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yellowing
you will have been yellowing
he/she/it will have been yellowing
we will have been yellowing
you will have been yellowing
they will have been yellowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yellowing
you had been yellowing
he/she/it had been yellowing
we had been yellowing
you had been yellowing
they had been yellowing
Conditional
I would yellow
you would yellow
he/she/it would yellow
we would yellow
you would yellow
they would yellow
Past Conditional
I would have yellowed
you would have yellowed
he/she/it would have yellowed
we would have yellowed
you would have yellowed
they would have yellowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellow - yellow color or pigmentyellow - yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
canary yellow, canary - a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
amber, gold - a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair"
brownish yellow - a yellow color of low lightness with a brownish tinge
lemon yellow, maize, gamboge, lemon - a strong yellow color
old gold - a dark yellow
orange yellow, saffron - a shade of yellow tinged with orange
pale yellow, straw, wheat - a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
greenish yellow - a shade of yellow tinged with green
Verb1.yellow - turn yellow; "The pages of the book began to yellow"
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
Adj.1.yellow - of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
2.yellow - easily frightenedyellow - easily frightened      
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
3.yellow - changed to a yellowish color by ageyellow - changed to a yellowish color by age; "yellowed parchment"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
4.yellow - typical of tabloids; "sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; "yellow press"
sensational - causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
5.yellow - cowardly or treacherous; "the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight; "too yellow to stand and fight"
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"
6.yellow - affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"

yellow

noun & adjective
1. lemon, gold, amber, yellowish, yellowy The walls have been painted bright yellow.
adjective
1. (Informal) cowardly, spineless, gutless, chicken (informal), craven (informal), faint-hearted, yellow-bellied (informal), lily-livered You yellow dogs!
Related words
adjective xanthous

Shades of yellow

almond, amber, beige, bisque, bistre, buff, butternut, canary yellow, champagne, cinnamon, citron, daffodil, eau de nil, ecru, eggshell, gamboge, gold or golden, jasmine, lemon, magnolia, maize, mustard, nankeen, oatmeal, ochre, old gold, primrose, saffron, straw, tea rose, topaz, tortoiseshell

yellow

adjective
Translations
أَصْفَرأصْفَريَصْفَر
žlutýžloutnoutžluťžlutá
gulgulneblive gul
flava
kollane
keltainenpelkuri
žutžuta
sárgasárgítsárgulgyávamegsárgít
kuning
gulurhuglaushuglaustgulgulna
黄色の
노란색의
flavus
geltonasgeltonintigeltonumasgelsti
dzeltena krāsadzeltensdzeltētkrāsot dzeltenu
galbengalbenăgalbenegalbenilaş
žltýžltá farbažltnúť
rumenažoltrumen
gulgulagultfegfega
ที่เป็นสีเหลือง
sarısarartmaksararmak
жовтий
vàng

yellow

[ˈjeləʊ]
A. ADJ (yellower (compar) (yellowest (superl)))
1. (in colour) [ribbon, paint, colour] → amarillo; [hair] → rubio; [teeth, fingers] → amarillo, amarillento
to go or turn yellowvolverse or ponerse amarillo, volverse or ponerse amarillento
the fields were yellow with buttercupslos campos estaban amarillos, llenos de ranúnculos
his fingers were yellow with nicotinetenía los dedos amarillos or amarillentos de la nicotina
2. (by race) → amarillo
3. (= cowardly) → gallina, miedica, cagueta
to have a yellow streakser un poco gallina or miedica
B. N
1. (= colour) → amarillo m
2. (= yolk) → yema f
C. VIvolverse amarillo, ponerse amarillo
the paper had yellowed with ageel papel se había vuelto or puesto amarillo con el paso del tiempo
yellowing leaves/pageshojas fpl amarillentas
D. VT yellowed newspapersperiódicos amarillentos (por el paso del tiempo)
grass verges yellowed by weeks of sunshinela hierba seca y amarillenta al borde del camino tras semanas de sol
E. CPD yellow belly Ngallina mf, cagueta mf
yellow card N (Ftbl) → tarjeta f amarilla
yellow fever Nfiebre f amarilla
yellow line Nlínea f amarilla (de estacionamiento limitado)
a double yellow lineuna línea amarilla doble
a single yellow lineuna línea amarilla
yellow ochre Nocre m amarillo
Yellow Pages® NPL (Telec) → páginas fpl amarillas
the yellow peril Nla amenaza amarilla
the yellow press Nla prensa amarilla, la prensa sensacionalista
the Yellow River Nel Río Amarillo
the Yellow Sea Nel Mar Amarillo
yellow wagtail Nlavandera f boyera

yellow

[ˈjɛləʊ]
adjjaune
njaune m
vijauniryellow card ncarton m jauneyellow fever nfièvre f jauneyellow jersey nmaillot m jauneyellow line n
single yellow line ligne jaune simple délimitant une zone de stationnement réglementé
double yellow line ligne jaune double délimitant une zone de stationnement interditYellow Pages® nplpages fpl jaunesYellow Sea n
the Yellow Sea → la mer Jaune

yellow

adj (+er)
gelb; yellow hairstrohblondes or gelbblondes Haar; to go or turn yellowgelb werden; (paper) → vergilben
(inf: = cowardly) → feige
(pej, by race) → gelb
n (= colour)Gelb nt; (of egg)Eigelb; (inf, = cowardice) → Feigheit f
vtgelb färben; the sunlight had yellowed the pagesdie Sonne hatte die Seiten vergilben lassen; paper yellowed with agevor Alter vergilbtes Papier
vigelb werden, sich gelb färben; (corn also)reifen; (pages)vergilben; the leaves were yellowingdie Blätter färbten sich gelb

yellow

:
yellow-bellied
adj (sl)feige
yellow-belly
n (inf)Angsthase m (inf), → Waschlappen m (inf)
yellow brick road
n (fig)Straße fdes Erfolgs
yellow card
n (Ftbl) → Gelbe Karte
yellow fever
nGelbfieber nt
yellow flag
n (Naut) → gelbe Flagge, Quarantäneflagge f
yellowhammer
n (Orn) → Goldammer f

yellow

:
yellow jack
n (Naut) → gelbe Flagge, Quarantäneflagge f
yellow jersey
n (Cycling) → gelbes Trikot
yellow journalism
nRegenbogenjournalismus m
yellow Labrador
yellow legal pad
nNotizblock m
yellow line
n (Brit) → Halteverbot nt; double yellowabsolutes Halteverbot; to be parked on a (double) yellowim (absoluten) Halteverbot stehen
yellow metal
nMünzmetall nt

yellow

:
yellow ochre
adjockergelb
Yellow Pages®
n sing the yellowdas Branchenverzeichnis, die Gelben Seiten® pl
yellow peril
yellow press
n (dated Press) → Regenbogenpresse f
Yellow River
Yellow Sea
nGelbes Meer
yellow wagtail

yellow

[ˈjɛləʊ]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (colour) → giallo/a
to go or turn yellow (person) → diventare giallo/a (leaf, paper) → ingiallire
b. (fam, pej) (cowardly) → fifone/a
2. n (colour) → giallo; (of an egg) → rosso
3. viingiallire

yellow

(ˈjeləu) adjective, noun
(of) the colour of gold, the yolk of an egg etc. a yellow dress; yellow sands; Yellow is my favourite colour.
verb
to make or become yellow. It was autumn and the leaves were beginning to yellow.
ˈyellowness noun

yellow

أَصْفَر žlutý gul gelb κίτρινος amarillo keltainen jaune žut giallo 黄色の 노란색의 geel gul żółty amarelo желтый gul ที่เป็นสีเหลือง sarı vàng 黄色的

yel·low

n. color amarillo;
a. amarillo-a.

yellow

adj amarillo
References in classic literature ?
A regular snow maiden, with blue eyes, and yellow hair curling on her shoulders, pale and slender, and always carrying herself like a young lady mindful of her manners.
Across a long field that had been seeded for clover but that had produced only a dense crop of yellow mustard weeds, he could see the public highway along which went a wagon filled with berry pickers returning from the fields.
A dull, sickly yellow began to obscure the sky, and the water, from a beautiful blue, turned a slate color and ran along the sides of the vessel with a hissing sound as though the sullen waves would ask nothing better than to suck the craft down into their depths.
The patch of yellow sunlight on the floor travelled back toward the stairway, and grandmother and I talked about my journey, and about the arrival of the new Bohemian family; she said they were to be our nearest neighbours.
A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over:
His nether garment was a yellow nankeen, closely fitted to the shape, and tied at his bunches of knees by large knots of white ribbon, a good deal sullied by use.
But the directions he had given us about keeping a yellow warehouse on our starboard hand till we opened a white church to the larboard, and then keeping that on the larboard hand till we made a corner three points to the starboard, and that done, then ask the first man we met where the place was: these crooked directions of his very much puzzled us at first, especially as, at the outset, Queequeg insisted that the yellow warehouse --our first point of departure --must be left on the larboard hand, whereas I had understood Peter Coffin to say it was on the starboard.
Books Yellow, Red, and Green and Blue, All true, or just as good as true, And here's the Yellow Book for YOU!
There is likewise an undergrowth of aromatic shrubs, creepers, and clambering vines, that render the forests almost impenetrable; together with berries of various kinds, such as gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, both red and yellow, very large and finely flavored whortleberries, cranberries, serviceberries, blackberries, currants, sloes, and wild and choke cherries.
They got along quite well at first, but when they reached the middle of the river the swift current swept the raft downstream, farther and farther away from the road of yellow brick.
Now he had a good deal of gold in the house: so he said to Catherine, 'What pretty yellow buttons these are
Only man could have placed that collar there, and as no race of Martians of which we knew aught ever had attempted to domesticate the ferocious apt, he must belong to a people of the north of whose very existence we were ignorant--possibly to the fabled yellow men of Barsoom; that once powerful race which was supposed to be extinct, though sometimes, by theorists, thought still to exist in the frozen north.