Yellow meaning

yĕlō
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.

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Yellow is a lemony color between orange and green on the spectrum.

An example of yellow is the color of the sun.

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Gold. Used formerly by prospectors.
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Any of various plant diseases characterized by yellow or yellowish discoloration of the leaves and caused by phytoplasmas that are transmitted by insects or by certain viruses.
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(publishing, journalism) Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.
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The yolk of an egg.
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Of the color yellow.
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Cowardly.
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To make or become yellow.

Documents that had been yellowed by age; clouds that yellow in the evening light.

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Of the color of gold, butter, or ripe lemons.
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Changed to a yellowish color as by age, as old paper.
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Having a yellowish pigmentation of the skin.
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Cowardly; craven.
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Cheaply sensational.
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A yellow color; color lying between orange and green in the color spectrum.
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A pigment or dye that is yellow or capable of producing yellow.
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The yolk of an egg.
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Any of several fungous or viral diseases of plants, causing yellowing of the leaves, stunting of growth, etc.
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Jaundice, esp. in farm animals.
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To make or become yellow.
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Having yellow as its colour.
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(informal) Lacking courage.
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(chiefly derogatory and offensive) Asian (relating to Asian people).
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(UK, politics) Related to the Liberal Democrats.

Yellow constituencies.

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(Germany, politics) Related to the Free Democratic Party.

The black-yellow coalition.

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The colour of gold or butter; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.
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(US) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.
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(snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 2 points.
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(pocket billiards) One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of pool that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow[s] and red[s]); contrast stripes and solids in the originally American version with numbered balls).
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(sports) Yellow card.
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(intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights): red, green.
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(intransitive) To become yellow or more yellow.
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To make (something) yellow or more yellow.
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Origin of yellow

  • Middle English yelow from Old English geolu ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English yelwe, yelou, from Old English Ä¡eolu, Ä¡eolwe, from Proto-Germanic *gelwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃-u̯os (compare Welsh gelw (“pale"), Latin helvus (“dull yellow")), from *ǵʰelh₃ (“gleam, yellow") (compare Irish geal (“white, bright"), Lithuanian žalias (“green"), Ancient Greek χλωρός (chlōrós, “light green"), Persian زر (zar, “yellow"), Sanskrit हरि (hari, “greenish-yellow")).

    From Wiktionary