ochre


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o·chre

 (ō′kər)
n.
Variant of ocher.

ochre

(ˈəʊkə) or

ocher

n
1. any of various natural earths containing ferric oxide, silica, and alumina: used as yellow or red pigments
2. (Colours)
a. a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
b. (as adjective): an ochre dress.
vb
(Dyeing) (tr) to colour with ochre
[C15: from Old French ocre, from Latin ōchra, from Greek ōkhra, from ōkhros pale yellow]
ochreous, ochrous, ochry, ˈocherous, ˈochery adj
ochroid adj

ochre


Past participle: ochred
Gerund: ochring

Imperative
ochre
ochre
Present
I ochre
you ochre
he/she/it ochres
we ochre
you ochre
they ochre
Preterite
I ochred
you ochred
he/she/it ochred
we ochred
you ochred
they ochred
Present Continuous
I am ochring
you are ochring
he/she/it is ochring
we are ochring
you are ochring
they are ochring
Present Perfect
I have ochred
you have ochred
he/she/it has ochred
we have ochred
you have ochred
they have ochred
Past Continuous
I was ochring
you were ochring
he/she/it was ochring
we were ochring
you were ochring
they were ochring
Past Perfect
I had ochred
you had ochred
he/she/it had ochred
we had ochred
you had ochred
they had ochred
Future
I will ochre
you will ochre
he/she/it will ochre
we will ochre
you will ochre
they will ochre
Future Perfect
I will have ochred
you will have ochred
he/she/it will have ochred
we will have ochred
you will have ochred
they will have ochred
Future Continuous
I will be ochring
you will be ochring
he/she/it will be ochring
we will be ochring
you will be ochring
they will be ochring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ochring
you have been ochring
he/she/it has been ochring
we have been ochring
you have been ochring
they have been ochring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ochring
you will have been ochring
he/she/it will have been ochring
we will have been ochring
you will have been ochring
they will have been ochring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ochring
you had been ochring
he/she/it had been ochring
we had been ochring
you had been ochring
they had been ochring
Conditional
I would ochre
you would ochre
he/she/it would ochre
we would ochre
you would ochre
they would ochre
Past Conditional
I would have ochred
you would have ochred
he/she/it would have ochred
we would have ochred
you would have ochred
they would have ochred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ochre - any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxideochre - 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
2.ochre - a moderate yellow-orange to orange colorochre - a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
orange yellow, saffron - a shade of yellow tinged with orange
Adj.1.ochre - of a moderate orange-yellow color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
okra
oker
oker

ochre

ocher (US) [ˈəʊkəʳ] Nocre m
red ochreocre m rojo, almagre m
yellow ochreocre m amarillo

ochre

[ˈəʊkər] adjocre

ochre

, (US) ocher
nOcker m or nt; red ochreroter or rotes Ocker; yellow ochre (= substance)Ocker m or nt; (= colour)Ocker m or nt, → Ockergelb nt
adjockerfarben

ochre

ocher (Am) [ˈəʊkəʳ]
1. nocra f inv
2. adj(color) ocra inv
References in classic literature ?
His flier was rushing swiftly above a barren, ochre plain--the world-old bottom of a long-dead Martian sea.
The green man was hurrying his captive toward a huge thoat that browsed upon the ochre vegetation of the once scarlet-gorgeous plaza.
His stomach is generally full, and his skin is covered with linen and cloth, instead of red ochre and oil.
Rolling ochre sea bottom of long dead seas, low surrounding hills, with here and there the grim and silent cities of the dead past; great piles of mighty architecture tenanted only by age-old memories of a once powerful race, and by the great white apes of Barsoom.
When consciousness returned, and, as I soon learned, I was down but a moment, I sprang quickly to my feet searching for my sword, and there I found it, buried to the hilt in the green breast of Zad, who lay stone dead upon the ochre moss of the ancient sea bottom.
A group of old fakirs were capering and making a wild ado round the statue; these were striped with ochre, and covered with cuts whence their blood issued drop by drop--stupid fanatics, who, in the great Indian ceremonies, still throw themselves under the wheels of Juggernaut.
Touching pattern - a carpet should not be bedizzened out like a Riccaree Indian - all red chalk, yellow ochre, and cock's feathers.
About a stout stake near the centre of the circling fires a little knot of black warriors stood conversing, their bodies smeared with white and blue and ochre in broad and grotesque bands.
A party of Indians -- in their savage finery of curiously embroidered deerskin robes, wampum-belts, red and yellow ochre, and feathers, and armed with the bow and arrow and stone-headed spear -- stood apart with countenances of inflexible gravity, beyond what even the Puritan aspect could attain.
These mountains abound also with mineral earths, or chalks of various colors; especially two kinds of ochre, one a pale, the other a bright red, like vermilion; much used by the Indians, in painting their bodies.
Far out across the ochre sea-bottoms beyond the twin cities of Helium raced the swift flier of Tara of Helium.
If you want to cheek us, pay your ochre at the doors and take it out.