"colour" meaning in English

See colour in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Adjective

IPA: /ˈkʰɐlɜ/ [UK], /ˈkɐlə/ [General-Australian, New-Zealand], [ˈkʰɐɫɐ] [General-Australian, New-Zealand] Audio: EN-AU ck1 colour.ogg [Australia], LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-colour.wav [Southern-England]
Head templates: {{en-adj|-}} colour (not comparable)
  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, India, Jamaica, Belize, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Trididad & Tobago, Singapore, Barbados, Bahamas, Grandada, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grendadines, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Guyana, and Fiji standard spelling of color. Tags: not-comparable Related terms: colourimeter
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: color (english: U.S. spelling)

Noun

IPA: /ˈkʰɐlɜ/ [UK], /ˈkɐlə/ [General-Australian, New-Zealand], [ˈkʰɐɫɐ] [General-Australian, New-Zealand] Audio: EN-AU ck1 colour.ogg [Australia], LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-colour.wav [Southern-England] Forms: colours [plural]
Head templates: {{en-noun|~}} colour (countable and uncountable, plural colours)
  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, India, Jamaica, Belize, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Trididad & Tobago, Singapore, Barbados, Bahamas, Grandada, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grendadines, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Guyana, and Fiji standard spelling of color. Tags: Canada, UK, countable, uncountable
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: color (english: U.S. spelling)

Verb

IPA: /ˈkʰɐlɜ/ [UK], /ˈkɐlə/ [General-Australian, New-Zealand], [ˈkʰɐɫɐ] [General-Australian, New-Zealand] Audio: EN-AU ck1 colour.ogg [Australia], LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-colour.wav [Southern-England] Forms: colours [present, singular, third-person], colouring [participle, present], coloured [participle, past], coloured [past]
Head templates: {{en-verb}} colour (third-person singular simple present colours, present participle colouring, simple past and past participle coloured)
  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and UK standard spelling of color.
    Sense id: en-colour-en-verb--HsajNtI Categories (other): Australian English, British English, Canadian English, Irish English, New Zealand English, South African English, English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 38 38 25 Derived forms: accidental colour, anticolour, baulk colour, becolour, bicolour, brass-colour, child of colour, colourable, colourant, colourate, colour bar, colourbearer, colourblind, colour-blind, colourbound, colourburst, colourcast, colour charge, colour-code, colour code, colour coded, colour-coded, colour commentator, colour coordinate, colour-coordinate, colour-coordinated, colour coordinated, colour coordination, colour'd, Coloured, coloured, coloureth, colourfast, colour-fast, colour field painting, colour force, colourful, colourfull, colourific, colourimeter, colourimetre, colourimetric, colourimetry, colour in, colouring, colour inside the lines, colourise, colouriser, colourish, colourism, colourist, colourize, colourizer, colour killer, colourless, colour light signal, colourmaker, colourman, colourmap, colour of someone's money, colourogenic, colourologist, colourology, colourous, colour outside the lines, colour pencil, colourphobe, colourphobia, colourphobic, colourpoint, colour-proof, colour proud, colour-proud, colourpuncture, colourpuncturist, colour retention agent, colour revolution, colour scheme, colour screw, colour sergeant, colours inside the lines, colours outside the lines, colour space, colourspace, colour supplement, colour symbolism, colour television, colour triangle, colourtype, colour up, colourway, colour wheel, colourwise, colourwork, coloury, colour’d, complementary colour, concolour, costly colours, decolour, decoloured, deep colour, eye colour, false colour, false-colour, field colours, Flesh Colour, flesh colour, forecolour, high colour, horse of a different colour, hyperbolic colour, in colour, local colour, man of colour, miscolour, monocolour, multicolour, neutral colour, of colour, off-colour, off colour, of the colours, overcolour, pair of colours, people of colour, person of colour, primary colour, primitive colour, prismatic colour, prismatic colours, process colour, pseudocolour, pseudocolouring, R-colour, recolour, secondary colour, self colour, serve with the colours, show colour, show one's true colours, shows one's true colours, skin colour, spot colour, technicolour, tertiary colour, tricolour, troops the colour, troops the colours, troop the colour, troop the colours, type colour, uncolour, undercolour, unicolour, wine colour, with flying colours, woman of colour
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: color (english: U.S. spelling)

Inflected forms

Alternative forms

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        {
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        {
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        {
          "word": "colour charge"
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        {
          "word": "colour-code"
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        {
          "word": "colour code"
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        {
          "word": "colour coded"
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        {
          "word": "colour-coded"
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        {
          "word": "colour commentator"
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        {
          "word": "colour coordinate"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour-coordinate"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour-coordinated"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour coordinated"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour coordination"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour'd"
        },
        {
          "word": "Coloured"
        },
        {
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        {
          "word": "coloureth"
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        {
          "word": "colourfast"
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          "word": "colour-fast"
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        {
          "word": "colour field painting"
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          "word": "colourful"
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          "word": "colourfull"
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        {
          "word": "colour in"
        },
        {
          "word": "colouring"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour inside the lines"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourise"
        },
        {
          "word": "colouriser"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourish"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourism"
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        {
          "word": "colourist"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourize"
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        {
          "word": "colourizer"
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        {
          "word": "colour killer"
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        {
          "word": "colourless"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour light signal"
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        {
          "word": "colourmaker"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourman"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourmap"
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        {
          "word": "colour of someone's money"
        },
        {
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        {
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        },
        {
          "word": "colourous"
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          "word": "colour outside the lines"
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        },
        {
          "word": "colourphobe"
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        {
          "word": "colourphobic"
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          "word": "colourpoint"
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        {
          "word": "colour-proof"
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        {
          "word": "colour proud"
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        {
          "word": "colour-proud"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourpuncture"
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        {
          "word": "colourpuncturist"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour retention agent"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour revolution"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour scheme"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour screw"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour sergeant"
        },
        {
          "word": "colours inside the lines"
        },
        {
          "word": "colours outside the lines"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour space"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourspace"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour supplement"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour symbolism"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour television"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour triangle"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourtype"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour up"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourway"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour wheel"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourwise"
        },
        {
          "word": "colourwork"
        },
        {
          "word": "coloury"
        },
        {
          "word": "colour’d"
        },
        {
          "word": "complementary colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "concolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "costly colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "decolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "decoloured"
        },
        {
          "word": "deep colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "eye colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "false colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "false-colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "field colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "Flesh Colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "flesh colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "forecolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "high colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "horse of a different colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "hyperbolic colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "in colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "local colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "man of colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "miscolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "monocolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "multicolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "neutral colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "of colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "off-colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "off colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "of the colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "overcolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "pair of colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "people of colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "person of colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "primary colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "primitive colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "prismatic colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "prismatic colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "process colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "pseudocolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "pseudocolouring"
        },
        {
          "word": "R-colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "recolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "secondary colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "self colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "serve with the colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "show colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "show one's true colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "shows one's true colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "skin colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "spot colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "technicolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "tertiary colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "tricolour"
        },
        {
          "word": "troops the colour"
        },
        {
          "word": "troops the colours"
        },
        {
          "word": "troop the colour"
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    {
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    {
      "word": "pair of colours"
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    {
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      "word": "person of colour"
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    {
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