colored

colored
col|ored1 [ `kʌlərd ] adjective *
1. ) usually before noun red, green, blue, etc. rather than transparent or black or white:
colored glass
pieces of colored paper
brightly colored: a woman wearing a brightly colored dress
2. ) colored hair has been treated with a chemical to make it change color
3. ) OFFENSIVE someone who is colored is a black person. Older white people sometimes use this word thinking it is polite, but black people consider it offensive.
colored
col|ored 2 [ `kʌlərd ] noun count OFFENSIVE
an offensive word for a black person

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

См. также в других словарях:

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -colored — [ kʌlərd ] suffix used with some adjectives and nouns to make adjectives describing what color something is: a dark colored skirt a building made of tan colored stone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • colored — [adj1] not white dyed, flushed, glowing, hued, shaded, stained, tinged, tinted, washed; concept 618 Ant. white colored [adj2] distorted angled, biased, false, falsified, jaundiced, misrepresented, one sided, partial, partisan, perverted,… …   New thesaurus

  • colored — [kul′ərd] adj. 1. having color 2. of a (specified) color 3. of a group other than the Caucasoid 4. Old fashioned BLACK (adj. 2b) 5. [C ] in South Africa, of racially mixed parentage: in this sense, usually Coloured …   English World dictionary

  • colored — index one sided, prejudicial, specious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • colored — late 14c., pp. adj.; in reference to non white skin, 1610s; pp. adj. from COLOR (Cf. color) …   Etymology dictionary

  • colored — I noun a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive • Syn: ↑colored person • Usage Domain: ↑archaism, ↑archaicism • Hypernyms: ↑Black, ↑Black person …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colored — This article is about a term used for black people like African Americans. For the term used to describe an ethnic group in Southern Africa see Coloured. For other uses see Color (disambiguation). For the dc Talk song, see Colored People (song).… …   Wikipedia

  • colored — /kul euhrd/, adj. 1. having color. 2. Often Offensive. belonging wholly or in part to a race other than the white, esp. to the black race. 3. Often Offensive. pertaining to the black race. 4. influenced or biased: colored opinions. 5. specious;… …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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