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Ajax is a multicultural club, and we have found that many talented immigrant players quit when they reach puberty. So we wanted to tackle this problem with someone from the same background who had come through it. And that was Edgar Davids. During one of our fights, I pointed that out to him. But it had nothing to do with his skin colour.
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Meaning of "colour" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COLOUR

From Old French colour from Latin color tint, hue.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COLOUR

colour  [ˈkʌlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COLOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Colour is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb colour in English.

WHAT DOES COLOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

colour

Color

Color or colour is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, blue, yellow, green and others. Color derives from the spectrum of light interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. Color categories and physical specifications of color are also associated with objects or materials based on their physical properties such as light absorption, reflection, or emission spectra. By defining a color space, colors can be identified numerically by their coordinates. Because perception of color stems from the varying spectral sensitivity of different types of cone cells in the retina to different parts of the spectrum, colors may be defined and quantified by the degree to which they stimulate these cells. These physical or physiological quantifications of color, however, do not fully explain the psychophysical perception of color appearance. The science of color is sometimes called chromatics, chromatography, colorimetry, or simply color science.

Definition of colour in the English dictionary

The first definition of colour in the dictionary is an attribute of things that results from the light they reflect, transmit, or emit in so far as this light causes a visual sensation that depends on its wavelengths. Other definition of colour is the aspect of visual perception by which an observer recognizes this attribute. Colour is also the quality of the light producing this aspect of visual perception.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COLOUR

PRESENT

Present
I colour
you colour
he/she/it colours
we colour
you colour
they colour
Present continuous
I am colouring
you are colouring
he/she/it is colouring
we are colouring
you are colouring
they are colouring
Present perfect
I have coloured
you have coloured
he/she/it has coloured
we have coloured
you have coloured
they have coloured
Present perfect continuous
I have been colouring
you have been colouring
he/she/it has been colouring
we have been colouring
you have been colouring
they have been colouring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I coloured
you coloured
he/she/it coloured
we coloured
you coloured
they coloured
Past continuous
I was colouring
you were colouring
he/she/it was colouring
we were colouring
you were colouring
they were colouring
Past perfect
I had coloured
you had coloured
he/she/it had coloured
we had coloured
you had coloured
they had coloured
Past perfect continuous
I had been colouring
you had been colouring
he/she/it had been colouring
we had been colouring
you had been colouring
they had been colouring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will colour
you will colour
he/she/it will colour
we will colour
you will colour
they will colour
Future continuous
I will be colouring
you will be colouring
he/she/it will be colouring
we will be colouring
you will be colouring
they will be colouring
Future perfect
I will have coloured
you will have coloured
he/she/it will have coloured
we will have coloured
you will have coloured
they will have coloured
Future perfect continuous
I will have been colouring
you will have been colouring
he/she/it will have been colouring
we will have been colouring
you will have been colouring
they will have been colouring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would colour
you would colour
he/she/it would colour
we would colour
you would colour
they would colour
Conditional continuous
I would be colouring
you would be colouring
he/she/it would be colouring
we would be colouring
you would be colouring
they would be colouring
Conditional perfect
I would have colour
you would have colour
he/she/it would have colour
we would have colour
you would have colour
they would have colour
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been colouring
you would have been colouring
he/she/it would have been colouring
we would have been colouring
you would have been colouring
they would have been colouring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you colour
we let´s colour
you colour
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to colour
Past participle
coloured
Present Participle
colouring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COLOUR


bicolor
ˈbaɪˌkʌlə
bicolour
ˈbaɪˌkʌlə
color
ˈkʌlə
culler
ˈkʌlə
decolor
diːˈkʌlə
discolor
dɪsˈkʌlə
discolour
dɪsˈkʌlə
multicolor
ˈmʌltɪˌkʌlə
multicolour
ˈmʌltɪˌkʌlə
off-color
ˌɒfˈkʌlə
off-colour
ˌɒfˈkʌlə
recolor
riːˈkʌlə
recolour
riːˈkʌlə
sculler
ˈskʌlə
Technicolor
ˈtɛknɪˌkʌlə
technicolour
ˈtɛknɪˌkʌlə
unicolor
ˈjuːnɪˌkʌlə
versicolor
ˈvɜːsɪˌkʌlə
watercolour
ˈwɔːtəˌkʌlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COLOUR

colotomy
colour bar
colour blindness
colour camera
colour chart
colour code
colour commentator
colour contrast
colour film
colour filter
colour guard
colour index
colour line
colour phase
colour photograph
colour photography
colour printer
colour scheme
colour separation
colour separation overlay

WORDS THAT END LIKE COLOUR

a horse of another colour
body colour
dolour
eye colour
false colour
film colour
flesh colour
flour
four-colour
ground colour
hair colour
local colour
off colour
oil colour
person of colour
primary colour
secondary colour
skin colour
three-colour
tone colour
tricolour

Synonyms and antonyms of colour in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COLOUR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «colour» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of colour

Translation of «colour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COLOUR

Find out the translation of colour to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of colour from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «colour» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

颜色
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

color
570 millions of speakers

English

colour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لَوْن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цвет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রঙ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

couleur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

warna
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Farbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Werna
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

màu sắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிறம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

renk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kolor
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

колір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

culoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρώμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kleur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

färg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

farge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of colour

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COLOUR»

The term «colour» is very widely used and occupies the 3.605 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of colour
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «colour».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COLOUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «colour» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «colour» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about colour

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10 QUOTES WITH «COLOUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word colour.
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Isabel Allende
If you change the way you tell your own story, you can change the colour and create a life in technicolour.
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Gemma Arterton
The industry is quite chauvinistic generally. Expectations of women, girls, what they should look like, how they should be, what they should say, what they should wear, how their hair should be, what colour their skin should be.
3
Benjamin Banneker
The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.
4
John Barton
I became intrigued with colour theory. The absurd pronouncements of the colour Institute, a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season, amused me.
5
Jacqueline Bisset
I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
6
Robert Bridges
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
7
Roberto Cavalli
Fashion should be something that in the morning, when you open your window, you say, 'Oh fantastic, sun!' Then you take your shower, you say, 'OK fantastic, which colour I wear today because I feel happy?' This should be fashion.
8
Paul Cezanne
Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
9
Lily Cole
Every time I have to try on a wig for work, I get excited about the colour; I've often thought about going for a platinum bob or also raven black, as it looks so great against pale skin. But I always end up being loyal to my red colour.
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Johan Cruyff
Ajax is a multicultural club, and we have found that many talented immigrant players quit when they reach puberty. So we wanted to tackle this problem with someone from the same background who had come through it. And that was Edgar Davids. During one of our fights, I pointed that out to him. But it had nothing to do with his skin colour.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COLOUR»

Discover the use of colour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to colour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Colour: Art & Science
To answer such questions on the nature of colour this volume gathers the combined knowledge of physics, biology, history and art.
Trevor Lamb, Janine Bourriau, 1995
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Colour: A Workshop for Artists and Designers
Demystifying its subject for professionals and students alike, this title inspires confidence in colour's application to graphic design, illustration, painting, textile art, and textile design.
David Hornung, 2005
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Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
"This book by internationally renowned dyer, costumier and artist India Flint draws on her two decades of experience and experimentation in natural dyeing techniques to present an expert, highly accessible and achievable handbook of ...
India Flint, 2008
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Colour-Music
Included in this special edition is the original patent application for A. Wallace Rimington's Colour Organ, his 1895 speech announcing the new art of colour-music, and the full text of his 1912 book discussing his art in detail, complete ...
A. Rimington, 2004
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Colour
Discusses the colors of the natural world, the mechanism of color vision, uses of color in technology, and the psychological effects of color
Hazel Rossotti, 1985
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Colour and The Optical Properties of Materials: An ...
New to this Edition: The chapter framework of the first edition will be retained, with each chapter being substantially rewritten and some material would be relocated. Some chapters will be rewritten in a clearer fashion, e.g.
Richard J. D. Tilley, 2010
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Colour: Seeing, Experiencing, Understanding
This book is ideal for parents, teachers and anyone who wishes to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the phenomenon of color.
Ueli Seiler-Hugova, 2011
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Colour: How to Use Colour in Art and Design
This book provides a thorough grounding in colour theory as well as expert advice about putting the principles into practice.
Edith Anderson Feisner, 2000
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Colour-coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950
A richly textured narrative that seeks to capture the role played by the law in the definition of race and shoring up of racial repression in Canada.
Constance Backhouse, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 1999
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The Architectonic Colour: Polychromy in the Purist ...
With the term 'the architectonic colour', Le Corbusier (1887-1965) referred tot he profound link between this gamma and architecture. This book is an account of a significant aspect of Le Corbusier's work.
‎2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COLOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term colour is used in the context of the following news items.
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See your way to better colour choices
But when it comes to choosing a wall colour, you're stopped cold. You are not alone. I knew a woman who put less thought into her wedding ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
2
Kylie Minogue injects a pop of colour to Lancome Celebrates 80 …
Even shaped like the velvety lip colour, thanks to its off-the-shoulder shape, the Princess Of Pop was positively radiant from head-to-toe in the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Blake Lively debuts her new brunette hair colour on Instagram
The actress debuted her new darker colour on Tuesday, giving her Instagram followers a look at her look, which she called: 'bronde.'. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Debra Williams blog: Well, colour me purple!
ONE of the first questions children learn to answer is what is your favourite colour? Blue is the most popular colour, even in countries where ... «South Wales Evening Post, Jul 15»
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Have a blast with Grove House's first colour run
St Albans estate agents Collinson Hall are playing a colourful part in the first-ever Colour Blast fun run in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care. «Herts Advertiser, Jul 15»
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New colour scale reveals FarSounder images
FarSounder, the US-based navigation systems specialist, has altered the pallet of its colour-map's in order to create more intuitive and readable ... «Superyacht News - The Superyacht Report, Jul 15»
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Good news Tottenham fans: White is a more successful colour than …
Previous research has suggested that teams wearing red win more matches because the colour subconsciously unnerves and scares ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
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18 rare colour photographs of the Russian Empire from over 100 …
Russian chemist and photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was one of the first to use colour photography in the early 20th ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
9
Colour Sound Invests In Robe BMFLs
West London based lighting and visuals rental company Colour Sound Experiment now holds the largest stock of Robe BMFL Spot moving ... «Live Design, Jul 15»
10
Probe unveils Pluto as solar system's second 'Red Planet'
More remarkable, though, is the zoomed-in, colour image that shows off the reddish hue of the surface - making Pluto strangely reminiscent of ... «The Weather Network, Jul 15»

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