Umber meaning

ŭmbər
Frequency:
A natural brown earth containing ferric oxide and manganese oxides, used as pigment.
noun
2
0
Any of the shades of brown produced by umber in its various states.
noun
2
0
Of or related to umber.
adjective
2
0
Having a brownish color.
adjective
2
0
To darken with or as if with umber.
verb
2
0
Advertisement
A brown clay, somewhat darker than ochre, which contains iron and manganese oxides.

noun
1
0
Alternative form of umbrere.
noun
1
0
A dusky brown African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons.
noun
1
0
A kind of earth containing oxides of manganese and iron, used as a pigment: raw umber is yellowish-brown; burnt, or calcined, umber is reddish-brown.
noun
0
0
A yellowish-brown or reddish-brown color.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
Of the color of raw umber or burnt umber.
adjective
0
0
To color with or as with umber.
verb
0
0
Shade; shadow.
noun
0
0
A common European grayling (Thymallus thymallus)
noun
0
0
Of a reddish brown colour, like that of the pigment.
adjective
0
0
Advertisement
noun
0
1

Origin of umber

  • French (terre d') ombre or Italian (terra di) ombra shadow (earth) both possibly from alteration (influenced by French ombre) (Italian ombra shadow) of Latin Umbria Umbria

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition