Crossword clues for colored
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Colored \Col"ored\, a.
Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.
The lime rod, colored as the glede.
The colored rainbow arched wide.
Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description.
--Sir G. C. Lewis.
His colored crime with craft to cloke.
Of some other color than black or white.
(Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; having a skin color darker than that of caucasian people; mostly applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people. Opposite of white and caucasian.
Syn: coloured, dark-skinned.
(Bot.) Of some other color than green.
Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green.
Note: In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is.
Color \Col"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Colored; p. pr. & vb. n. Coloring.] [F. colorer.]
To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.
The rays, to speak properly, are not colored; in them there is nothing else than a certain power and disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that color.
--Sir I. Newton.
To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices.
He colors the falsehood of [AE]neas by an express command from Jupiter to forsake the queen.
To hide. [Obs.]
That by his fellowship he color might Both his estate and love from skill of any wight.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., past participle adjective from color (v.); in reference to "non-white skin," 1610s.
1 Having a color. 2 Having a particular :w:color or kind of color. 3 Having prominent colors; colorful. 4 Influenced pervasively but subtly. 5 (context US now dated and potentially offensive English) Of skin color other than the white; in particular: black. 6 (context South Africa potentially offensive English) Of neither black nor white skin color. 7 (context chiefly historical English) Designated for use by colored people (qualifier: in either the US or South African sense). alt. 1 Having a color. 2 Having a particular :w:color or kind of color. 3 Having prominent colors; colorful. 4 Influenced pervasively but subtly. 5 (context US now dated and potentially offensive English) Of skin color other than the white; in particular: black. 6 (context South Africa potentially offensive English) Of neither black nor white skin color. 7 (context chiefly historical English) Designated for use by colored people (qualifier: in either the US or South African sense). n. 1 (context US now dated and offensive English) A colored person. 2 (context laundry English) A colored article of clothing. v
(en-past of: color)
n. a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive [syn: colored person]
Colored is a term used in the United States, predominantly in the South during the racial segregation era, and the United Kingdom to describe people who were not categorized as " white" or those with mixed racial heritage. Most commonly, the term was used to refer to black people (i.e., persons of sub-Saharan African ancestry; members of the African (or Negroid) race). Since the success of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the term, along with " negro" and others, has been largely replaced by " black" and (in the US) " African American". According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word colored was first used in the 14th Century, but with a meaning other than race or ethnicity.
In other English-speaking countries, the term – often spelled coloured – has varied meanings. In South Africa, Namibia, Botswana , Zambia and Zimbabwe, the name coloured (often capitalized) refers both to a specific ethnic group of complex mixed origins, which is considered neither black nor white, and in other contexts (usually lower case) to people of mixed race. In British usage, the term refers to "a person who is wholly or partly of non-white descent" and its use may be regarded as antiquated or offensive, and other terms are preferable, particularly when referring to a single ethnicity.
Usage examples of "colored".
The eastern Concavity of course being a whole different kettle of colored horses from what Inc calls the barren Eliotical wastes of the western Concavity, let me tell you.
For fun they liked to race cars, drink beer and hard liquor, run coloreds off the sidewalks, and fuck girls.
Commitment speakers, the Freeway Access Group from Mattapan, which is deep in the colored part of Boston where Cocaine Anonymous tends to be most heavily concentrated.
From a pouch on his belt he took a greased cotton patch-Elizabeth noted with some surprise that it was brightly colored, the kind of fabric a woman would use for a skirt-and wrapped it around a lead ball which came out of his bullet bag.
A gaudily colored duck building a nest in the wreck of a canoe half-hidden in reeds.
Elizabeth realized how insensitive she had been, and her cheeks colored with embarrassment.
Perhaps he is dead, she thought with no regret, and then colored with shame and defiance, simultaneously.
She slept for the most part, dreaming strange, brightly colored dreams of Hawkeye and Falling-Day, Runs-from-Bears and Many-Doves and Hannah, Curiosity and Anna Hauptmann.
In spite of the way the dusk colored the mountains and the lake reflected it back, it looked like bad news to Nathaniel.
Her eyes moved rapidly behind lids as delicately colored as seashells.
He could see the royal palace easily from here because of its strategic placement upon higher ground and because of the brightly colored flags that flew from its towers and ramparts.
He had red hair shot through with gray, and a scruffy, identically colored beard covered his face.
There were tables and chairs scattered around, beakers and vessels of every description lying about, some still containing colored liquids, and charts and scrolls lying discarded on the tables and floors.
Tristan watched in amazement as the colored daggers of light finally found their destination.
At this name the count, who had hitherto saluted every one with courtesy, but at the same time with coldness and formality, stepped a pace forward, and a slight tinge of red colored his pale cheeks.