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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Remember that these figurines were often painted with red ochre.
▪ Similarly, many of the figurines and relief sculptures of the Goddess found in the later caves were painted in red ochre.
▪ Significantly, the statue appears to have been colored with red ochre, a clue to her status as sacred art.
▪ I use ultramarine, yellow ochre and crimson.
▪ White acrylic mixed with cadmium orange, yellow ochre or burnt sienna allows Martin to overlap and cross-hatch.
▪ His face had been painted with yellow ochre.
▪ This is a mixture of yellow ochre and burnt umber applied to previously dampened paper.
▪ A three-storeyed neo-classical frontage of immense length, the ground level is in grey stone, the upper storeys in pale ochre.
▪ All the surfaces were pale ochre mud and dung which the women plastered over stone each year.
▪ Humble houses were cobbled together from leavings stuccoed over and painted in pastel tones of pink, ochre and yellow.
▪ I use ultramarine, yellow ochre and crimson.
▪ Remember that these figurines were often painted with red ochre.
▪ White acrylic mixed with cadmium orange, yellow ochre or burnt sienna allows Martin to overlap and cross-hatch.
▪ Yellow ochre is a colour I often use for both undercoats and overpainting, having a good semi-transparent quality.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ocher \O"cher\, Ochre \O"chre\, n. [F. ocre, L. ochra, fr. Gr. ?, from (?) pale, pale yellow.]

  1. (Min.)

    1. A impure earthy ore of iron or a ferruginous clay, usually red (hematite) or yellow (limonite), -- used as a pigment in making paints, etc. The name is also applied to clays of other colors.

    2. A metallic oxide occurring in earthy form; as, tungstic ocher or tungstite.

  2. The color of ocher[1], varying around orange, from more yellowish to more reddish in tint.


Ochre \O"chre\, n. (Min.) See Ocher.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of clayey soil (much used in pigments), late 14c., from Old French ocre (c.1300) and directly from Late Latin ocra, from Latin ochra, from Greek ochra, from ochros "pale yellow," of unknown origin. As a color name, "brownish-yellow," it is attested from mid-15c. Related: Ochreous.

  1. 1 Having a yellow-orange colour. 2 (context archaeology English) Referring to cultures that covered their dead with ochre. n. 1 An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide 2 A somewhat dark yellowish orange color 3 (context molecular biology colloquial English) The stop codon sequence "UAA." v

  2. to cover with ochre

  1. adj. of a moderate orange-yellow color [syn: ocher]

  2. n. any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment [syn: ocher]

  3. a moderate yellow-orange to orange color [syn: ocher]


Ochre ( ; from Greek: ὠχρός, ōkhrós, (pale yellow, pale), also spelled ocher, see spelling differences) is a natural earth pigment containing hydrated iron oxide, which ranges in color from yellow to deep orange or brown. It is also the name of the colors produced by this pigment, especially a light brownish-yellow. A variant of ochre containing a large amount of hematite, or dehydrated iron oxide, has a reddish tint known as "red ochre".

Ochre (disambiguation)

Ochre is a natural pigment and associated color.

Ochre or OCHRE may also refer to:

  • Ochre (musician), an artist
  • Ochre River, Manitoba, in Canada
  • Object-centered high-level reference ontology, a computer science information structure
  • A type of genetics stop codon
Ochre (musician)

Ochre is the stage name of English electronic musician Christopher Leary. The name "Ochre" was originally adopted as the title for Leary's academic work while studying audio production at Newcastle College, as a variation of "Oaker", being the name of a street in Manchester where Leary spent his early childhood. Leary also holds a Master's degree in music.

Ochre has had his music licensed for use in computer games, such as Sony's LittleBigPlanet 2, Psyonix's Whizzle, and Euclidean Crisis. Christopher has also composed music for the animated documentary, Centrefold, and has produced music for commercial projects by Google, Skoda, and Orange.

Usage examples of "ochre".

Through the windows opposite shone an afterglow sky of ochre and pale-green, and from somewhere just outside came the low cackle of birds settling to roost along a cornicemy-nahs or starlings.

Standing naked before the horned altar, Aganippe struggled to stay awake, murmuring prayers she had recited since girlhood, while they painted her body with yellow ochre-- the earth color.

I rubbed it with pumice stone, sand, and ochre, and finally I succeeded in imparting to my production such a queer, old-fashioned shape that I could not help laughing in looking at my work.

The room itself, elegantly coved and dadoed, was a sophisticated mix of purples and contrasting shades, mainly ochres and whites, against which the King made a different kind of contrast, dressed today not in his Roman wear but local garments in a whole fruit basket of berry dyes.

To remembrance the Eddas was to walk across alien landscapes, worlds of ochre and violet dust spinning in the light of red giant stars.

When the level prairie merged into low rolling hills, dotted with fescue and feather grass and red with the richness of iron ore -- the red ochre making it hallowed ground -- Brun knew the salt marsh was not far beyond.

For a long moment she stared at the texture of the pale ground, a mix of gesso and a light burnt ochre acrylic wash, then she took up a stick of charcoal and began to sketch the faces of the two dark-haired girls before the memory of them left her mind.

He walked Gonzo most often through Craigleigh Gardens, near his Rosedale home, and at night the most visible object from the shrubbery is the ochre neon sign at Bloor and Yonge, announcing-rhe Bay!

John was a guerilla sniper, invisible even at ten yards in his camouflage blanket, a net sewn with strips of cloth in shades of ochre, gray, and brown.

The lochage was looking out the window again, and now I too saw the threads of ochre mist.

The rainmaker got some of that, and taking a short piece of waratah stick from his hair in which it was concealed he smeared it with red ochre.

They make baskets with long lids that roll doubly over them, and in these they place their earrings and pendants, their bracelets, garters, their ribbands for their hair, and their vermillion for painting themselves, if they have any, but when they have no vermillion they boil ochre, and paint themselves with that.

CHAPTER XV SOLA TELLS ME HER STORY When consciousness returned, and, as I soon learned, I was down but a moment, I sprang quickly to my feet searching for my sword, and there I found it, buried to the hilt in the green breast of Zad, who lay stone dead upon the ochre moss of the ancient sea bottom.

A moment later a swirl of dust rose from the ochre grasses a few paces from where Toc crouched.

Once they worked her over with the manicure prodders and eyebrow tweezers, curling tongs and earwax scoops, left her fermenting all afternoon in a mealy flour face mask, then finished her off with a delicate sponging of red ochre across the cheekbones and a fine gleam of antimony above the eyes, Helena Justina was bound to be presentable enough, even to me.