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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·or v. t. [imp. & p. p. Colored p. pr. & vb. n. Coloring.]
 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 Æneas 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)

 Col·ored a.
 1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.
    The lime rod, colored as the glede.   --Chaucer.
    The colored rainbow arched wide.   --Spenser.
 2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description.
    His colored crime with craft to cloke.   --Spenser.
 3. Of some other color than black or white.
 4. Ethnol. Of some other color than white; having a skin color darker than that of caucasian people; mostly applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people.  Opposite of white and caucasian.
 Syn: -- coloured, dark-skinned.
 5. Bot. Of some other color than green.
    Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green.   --Gray.
 Note:In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having color or a certain color; sometimes used in
             combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in
             color"; "amber-colored heads of grain" [syn: coloured,
              colorful] [ant: uncolored]
      2: having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association
         for the Advancement of Colored People"; "the dark races";
         "dark-skinned peoples" [syn: coloured, dark, dark-skinned]
      3: favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account
         of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the
         defendant" [syn: biased, coloured, one-sided, slanted]
      4: (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a
         bleached blonde" [syn: bleached, coloured, dyed]
      n : a United States term for Blacks that is now considered
          offensive [syn: colored person]