- Obsolete general appearance; aspect
- color; esp., the distinctive characteristics of a given color that enable it to be assigned a position in the spectrum
- a particular shade or tint of a given color
Origin of hueMiddle English hewe ; from Old English heow, akin to Gothic hiwi, appearance, form ; from Indo-European an unverified form i-wo ; from base an unverified form ei-, (dark-)colored from source Old English hæwen, blue, har, hoar
Origin of hueMiddle English hu ; from Old French a warning interjection
hue and cry
Origin of hueAnglo-Norm hu e cri
- a loud shout or cry by those pursuing a felon: all who heard were obliged to join in the pursuit
- the pursuit itself
- any loud outcry or clamor
- The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light. See Table at color.
- A particular gradation of color; a shade or tint.
- Color: all the hues of the rainbow.
- Appearance; aspect: a man of somber hue.
Origin of hueMiddle English, color, form, from Old English hīw, hēo.
From Middle English hewe, from Old English hīew, hīw (“appearance, form, species, kind; apparition; hue, color; beauty; figure of speech”), from Proto-Germanic *hiwją (“hue, form, shape, appearance; mildew”), from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- (“skin, colour of the skin”) or Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (“grey, dark shade”). Cognate with Swedish hy (“complexion, skin”), Norwegian hy (“fluff, mold, skin”), Icelandic hégóma (“vanity”), Gothic [script?] (hiwi, “form, show, appearance”). Compare also Sanskrit [script?] (chavī, “cuticle, skin, hide; beauty, splendour”); Irish céo (“fog”), Tocharian B black, dark grey (kwele), Lithuanian šývas (“light grey”), Albanian thinjë (“grey”), Sanskrit [script?] (śyāvá, “brown”). [Devanagari?]
From Old French hu, a hunting cry
hue - Computer Definition
The dominant wavelength of a color. Also known as "chromaticity." A color system (color space, color model) measures color by hue, saturation and luminance. The hue is the predominant color, the saturation is the color intensity (from white to pure color), and the luminance is the brightness (from light to dark). See color space, HSB, HSL and CIE Lab.