'Colored' definitions:

Definition of 'colored'

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

Definition of 'Colored'

  • Color \Col"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Colored; p. pr. & vb. n. Coloring.] [F. colorer.]
  • 1. To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • He colors the falsehood of [AE]neas by an express command from Jupiter to forsake the queen. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To hide. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • That by his fellowship he color might Both his estate and love from skill of any wight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Colored'

  • Colored \Col"ored\, a.
  • 1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained. [1913 Webster]
  • The lime rod, colored as the glede. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • The colored rainbow arched wide. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster]
  • His colored crime with craft to cloke. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Of some other color than black or white. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. (Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; having a skin color darker than that of caucasian people; mostly applied to ##censored##es or persons having ##censored## blood; as, a colored man; the colored people. Opposite of white and caucasian.
  • Syn: coloured, dark-skinned. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. (Bot.) Of some other color than green. [1913 Webster]
  • Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green. --Gray. [1913 Webster]
  • Note: In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is. --Wood. [1913 Webster]

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