Yellow is a lemony color between orange and green on the spectrum.noun
An example of yellow is the color of the sun.
The definition of yellow is of the color between orange and green on the spectrum which is a buttery, golden shade.adjective
An example of something yellow is a lemon.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- of the color of gold, butter, or ripe lemons
- changed to a yellowish color as by age, as old paper
- having a yellowish pigmentation of the skin
- ☆ Informal cowardly; craven
Origin: see yellow journalismcheaply sensational: said of certain newspapers
Origin: ME yelwe < OE geolu, akin to Ger gelb < IE base *ĝhel-, to gleam, yellow, green, blue > Gr cholos, gall, L helvus, tawny
- a yellow color; color lying between orange and green in the color spectrum
- a pigment or dye that is yellow or capable of producing yellow
- the yolk of an egg
- any of several fungous or viral diseases of plants, causing yellowing of the leaves, stunting of growth, etc.
- jaundice, esp. in farm animals
transitive verb, intransitive verb
- yellowness noun
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- a. The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between orange and green, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 570 to 590 nanometers; any of a group of colors of a hue resembling that of ripe lemons and varying in lightness and saturation; one of the subtractive primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.b. A pigment or dye having this hue.c. Something that has this hue.
- Chiefly Southern U.S. The yolk of an egg.
- Western U.S. Gold. Used formerly by prospectors.
- yellows Any of various plant diseases usually caused by fungi of the genus Fusarium or viruses of the genus Chlorogenus and characterized by yellow or yellowish discoloration.
- Of the color yellow.
- a. Having a yellow-brown skin color.b. Offensive Of or being a person of Asian origin.
- Slang Cowardly.
Origin: Middle English yelow, from Old English geolu; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- yelˈlow·ness noun