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um·ber

 (ŭm′bər)
n.
1. A natural brown earth containing ferric oxide and manganese oxides, used as pigment.
2. Any of the shades of brown produced by umber in its various states.
adj.
1. Of or related to umber.
2. Having a brownish color.
tr.v. um·bered, um·ber·ing, um·bers
To darken with or as if with umber.

[French (terre d') ombre or Italian (terra di) ombra, shadow (earth), both possibly from alteration (influenced by French ombre Italian ombra, shadow) of Latin Umbria, Umbria.]

umber

(ˈʌmbə)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of various natural brown earths containing ferric oxide together with lime and oxides of aluminium, manganese, and silicon. See also burnt umber
2. (Colours) any of the dark brown to greenish-brown colours produced by this pigment
3. (Animals) short for umber moth
4. shade or shadow
5. (Colours) any dark, dusky, or indefinite colour
adj
6. (Colours) of, relating to, or stained with umber
7. (Elements & Compounds) of, relating to, or stained with umber
[C16: from French (terre d')ombre or Italian (terra di) ombra shadow (earth), from Latin umbra shade]

um•ber

(ˈʌm bər)

n.
1. a brown earth, largely oxides of iron and manganese, used as a pigment.
2. the color of such a pigment; dark dusky brown or dark reddish brown.
3. the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus.
adj.
4. of the color umber.
v.t.
5. to color with or as if with umber.
[1250–1300; Middle English umbre, umber shade, shadow < Old French umbre < Latin umbra; in sense "earth" < French terre d'ombre or Italian terra di ombra]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.umber - an earth pigmentumber - an earth pigment      
earth color - a colored mineral used as a pigment
raw umber - greenish brown pigment
burnt umber - dark brown pigment obtained by heating umber
2.umber - a medium brown to dark-brown colorumber - a medium brown to dark-brown color  
brown, brownness - an orange of low brightness and saturation
Adj.1.umber - of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigmentsumber - of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations

umber

[ˈʌmbəʳ]
A. N (= colour) → ocre m or pardo m oscuro; (= earth) → tierra f de sombra

umber

n (= earth)Umbraerde f; (= pigment: also raw umber) → Umbra f, → Umber m; burned umbergebrannte Umbra
adjumbrabraun

umber

[ˈʌmbəʳ] (frm)
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In the midst of all this the lamp still cast a smoky glow, obscure and brown as umber.
As the cab drew up before the address indicated, the fog lifted a little and showed him a dingy street, a gin palace, a low French eating house, a shop for the retail of penny numbers and twopenny salads, many ragged children huddled in the doorways, and many women of many different nationalities passing out, key in hand, to have a morning glass; and the next moment the fog settled down again upon that part, as brown as umber, and cut him off from his blackguardly surroundings.
The trampled earth of the river-banks and the peaty stain in the pools did not look drab but glowing umber, and the dark woods astir in the breeze did not look, as usual, dim blue with mere depth of distance, but more like wind-tumbled masses of some vivid violet blossom.
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