colour

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

colour (countable and uncountable, plural colours)

  1. (British) Alternative spelling of color

Adjective[edit]

colour (not comparable)

  1. (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Britain) Alternative spelling of color

Verb[edit]

colour (third-person singular simple present colours, present participle colouring, simple past and past participle coloured)

  1. (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain) Alternative spelling of color

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman colur, from Latin color.

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Noun[edit]

colour (plural colours or coloures)

  1. colour, hue
  2. The colour of an aforementioned thing or region
  3. (heraldry) Heraldic colour
  4. A pigment, dye, or other instrument for colouring
  5. A literary or rhetorical method or technique
  6. A reasoning, justification, explanation (often a feigned one)

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red ; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre ; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry ; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket ; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet ; inde              rose, murrey ; purpel              claret

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

colour f (oblique plural colours, nominative singular colour, nominative plural colours)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of color