- The definition of yellow is of the color between orange and green on the spectrum which is a buttery, golden shade.
An example of something yellow is a lemon.
- Yellow is a lemony color between orange and green on the spectrum.
An example of yellow is the color of the sun.
This lemon is yellow.
yellow definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English yelwe ; from Old English geolu, akin to German gelb ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝhel-, to gleam, yellow, green, blue from source Classical Greek cholos, gall, Classical Latin 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
- yellowness noun
yellow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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