yellow has definitions from the fields of color,news
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[ adjective ] similar to the color of an egg yolk

Synonyms

yellowish xanthous

Related terms

chromatic

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[ adjective ] (color) similar to the color of an egg yolk

Synonyms

yellowish

Used in print

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

The coronary_arteries were sclerotic and diffusely narrowed throughout their courses , and the right_coronary_artery was virtually occluded by a yellow atheromatous plaque 1.5 cm. distal to its origin .

The valves were normal except for thin yellow plaques on the inferior surface of the mitral leaflets .

On the surface of the right kidney there were also 2 yellow , firm , friable raised areas measuring up_to 2 cm. in diameter .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

The maid was very black and very energetic , trim in a yellow pique uniform .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Eugene was in his pajamas and dressing_gown , and on his large feet he wore yellow Turkish slippers that turned_up at the toes .

Related terms

chromatic

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[ noun ] (color) the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons

Synonyms

yellowness

Used in print

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

As we have already seen in the first chapter , bumblebees are bigger , hairier , and much more colorful than honeybees , exhibiting various combinations of black , yellow , white and orange .

Still Andrena will do a reasonably good job , so that an animal with a full pollen load looks_like a gay little piece of yellow down floating in the wind .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

The gilt sterns of the men-of-war becoming clearer to him , the sides of the wooden sea walls alternately painted yellow and black , the bronze cannon at the ports .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Still , he had liked the way she had looked , in a fresh , neat cotton dress - citron yellow , if he remembered .

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[ verb ] (color) turn yellow

Examples

"The pages of the book began to yellow"

Used in print

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

He had seen a dry , old , yellowing hand reach_out , with that painful solicitude , to touch , to rearrange , to shift aimlessly , some object worth a pfennig .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

He looked at her out of himself , she thought , as he did only for an instant at_a_time , the look which always surprised her even now when his uncombable hair was yellowing a_little and his breath came hard through his nicotine choked lungs , the look of the gaunt youth she had suddenly found herself staring at in the Tate_Gallery on a Thursday once .

Related terms

discolor

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[ adjective ] (informal) easily frightened

Used in print

(Samuel Elkin, "The Ball Player," Nugget, 6: 5...)

Phil turned_away and opened his locker , and_then he heard Mike_Deegan say : `` You 're yellow , Rossoff '' !

`` I 'm not saying you 're yellow .

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colloquialism cowardly

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[ adjective ] changed to a yellowish color by age

Synonyms

yellowed

Examples

"yellowed parchment"

Used in print

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

Above the tongue , an aged yellow eye , sallow and time-cast , encrusted within a sphere of marbleized pink skin , stared unfalteringly at him .

Related terms

old

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[ adjective ] (news) typical of tabloids

Examples

"sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal" "yellow journalism"

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sensational

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[ adjective ] affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc

Synonyms

jaundiced icteric

Related terms

unhealthy

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[ adjective ] (archaic) showing or experiencing a state of disordered feeling or distorted judgment as through bitterness or melancholy

Synonyms

jaundiced

Examples

"all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye"-Alexander Pope

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irrational

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30865
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[ adjective ] cowardly or treacherous

Examples

"the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight "too yellow to stand and fight"

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dishonorable

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[ adjective ] affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc

Synonyms

jaundiced

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unhealthy

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