noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
verb turn yellow
- The pages of the book began to yellow
adjective satellite of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
adjective satellite easily frightened
white-livered; yellow-bellied; chickenhearted; lily-livered; chicken.
adjective satellite changed to a yellowish color by age
adjective satellite typical of tabloids
- sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal
- yellow press
adjective satellite cowardly or treacherous
- the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight
- too yellow to stand and fight
adjective satellite affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
, from AS. geolu
; akin to D. geel
, OS. & OHG. gelo
, G. gelb
, Icel. gulr
, Sw. gul
, Dan. guul
, L. helvus
light bay, Gr. young verdure, greenish yellow, Skr. hari
tawny, yellowish. . Cf. Chlorine
a bitter liquid, Gold
comparative Yellower ; superlative Yellowest
- Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green.
Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress.
A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought
First fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf.
The line of yellow light dies fast away.
- A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green. "A long motley coat guarded with yellow."
- A yellow pigment.
Yel"low transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Yellowed ; present participle & verbal noun Yellowing
- To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.
Yel"low intransitive verb
- To become yellow or yellower.
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