- colour (US color) ► NOUN 1) the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light. 2) one, or any mixture, of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum or rainbow. 3) the use of all colours, not only black and white, in photography or television. 4) pigmentation of the skin as an indication of someone's race. 5) redness of the complexion. 6) interest, excitement, and vitality. 7) (colours) chiefly Brit. an item or items of a particular colour worn for identification, especially in sport. 8) (colours) the flag of a regiment or ship.► VERB 1) give a colour to. 2) show embarrassment by becoming red; blush. 3) influence, especially in a negative way: the experiences had coloured her whole existence.● show one's true colours — Cf. ↑show one's true coloursORIGIN Latin color.
English terms dictionary. 2015.