Tuesday, July 21, 2009

yel⋅low

–noun

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.
4. Informal. yellow light.
5. Slang. yellow jacket (def. 2).


–adjective

6. of the color yellow.
7.




Often Offensive.

a

designating or pertaining to an Oriental person or Oriental peoples.
b.


designating or pertaining to a person of mixed racial origin, esp.
of black and white heritage, whose skin is yellowish or yellowish
brown.
8. having a sallow or yellowish complexion.
9.
Informal. cowardly.
10.





(of journalism, a newspaper, etc.)
a. sensational, esp. morbidly or offensively so
b.
dishonest in editorial comment and the presentation of news,
esp. in sacrificing truth for sensationalism
11. jealous; envious.

–verb

12.

to make or become yellow

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