An example of something yellow is a lemon.
An example of yellow is the color of the sun.
Documents that had been yellowed by age; clouds that yellow in the evening light.
The black-yellow coalition.
Other Word Forms
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")).