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Meaning of YELLOW

Pronunciation:  'yelow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
  2. [adj]  (informal) easily frightened
  3. [adj]  similar to the color of an egg yolk
  4. [adj]  affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
  5. [adj]  cowardly or treacherous; "the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight; "too yellow to stand and fight"
  6. [adj]  changed to a yellowish color by age; "yellowed parchment"
  7. [adj]  (archaic) showing or experiencing a state of disordered feeling or distorted judgment as through bitterness or melancholy; "all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye"-Alexander Pope
  8. [v]  turn yellow; "The pages of the book began to yellow"

YELLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with Y.


 Synonyms: chicken, chickenhearted, chromatic, coward(a), cowardly, dishonorable, dishonourable, fearful, irrational, jaundiced, lily-livered, old, unhealthy, white-livered, xanthous, yellow-bellied, yellowed, yellowish, yellowness
 See Also: amber, brownish yellow, canary, canary yellow, chromatic color, chromatic colour, chrome yellow, color, colour, discolor, discolour, gamboge, gold, greenish yellow, lemon, lemon yellow, maize, old gold, orange yellow, pale yellow, saffron, spectral color, spectral colour, straw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yel"low\, a.
    1. Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he
       has a yellow streak. [Slang]
    2. Sensational; -- said of some newspapers, their makers,
       etc.; as, yellow journal, journalism, etc. [Colloq.]
  2. \Yel"low\, a. [Compar. {Yellower}; superl. {Yellowest}.]
    [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu;
    akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw.
    gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus light bay, Gr. ? young verdure, ?
    greenish yellow, Skr. hari tawny, yellowish. ???. Cf.
    {Chlorine}, {Gall} a bitter liquid, {Gold}, {Yolk}.]
    Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or
    brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the
    solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green.
          Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress.
          A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought First fruits,
          the green ear and the yellow sheaf.      --Milton.
          The line of yellow light dies fast away. --Keble.
    {Yellow atrophy} (Med.), a fatal affection of the liver, in
       which it undergoes fatty degeneration, and becomes rapidly
       smaller and of a deep yellow tinge. The marked symptoms
       are black vomit, delirium, convulsions, coma, and
    {Yellow bark}, calisaya bark.
    {Yellow bass} (Zo["o]l.), a North American fresh-water bass
       ({Morone interrupta}) native of the lower parts of the
       Mississippi and its tributaries. It is yellow, with
       several more or less broken black stripes or bars. Called
       also {barfish}.
    {Yellow berry}. (Bot.) Same as {Persian berry}, under
    {Yellow boy}, a gold coin, as a guinea. [Slang] --Arbuthnot.
    {Yellow brier}. (Bot.) See under {Brier}.
    {Yellow bugle} (Bot.), a European labiate plant ({Ajuga
    {Yellow bunting} (Zo["o]l.), the European yellow-hammer.
    {Yellow cat} (Zo["o]l.), a yellow catfish; especially, the
    {Yellow copperas} (Min.), a hydrous sulphate of iron; --
       called also {copiapite}.
    {Yellow copper ore}, a sulphide of copper and iron; copper
       pyrites. See {Chalcopyrite}.
    {Yellow cress} (Bot.), a yellow-flowered, cruciferous plant
       ({Barbarea pr[ae]cox}), sometimes grown as a salad plant.
    {Yellow dock}. (Bot.) See the Note under {Dock}.
    {Yellow earth}, a yellowish clay, colored by iron, sometimes
       used as a yellow pigment.
    {Yellow fever} (Med.), a malignant, contagious, febrile
       disease of warm climates, attended with jaundice,
       producing a yellow color of the skin, and with the black
       vomit. See {Black vomit}, in the Vocabulary.
    {Yellow flag}, the quarantine flag. See under {Quarantine},
       and 3d {Flag}.
    {Yellow jack}.
    (a) The yellow fever. See under 2d {Jack}.
    (b) The quarantine flag. See under {Quarantine}.
    {Yellow jacket} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
       American social wasps of the genus {Vespa}, in which the
       color of the body is partly bright yellow. These wasps are
       noted for their irritability, and for their painful
    {Yellow lead ore} (Min.), wulfenite.
    {Yellow lemur} (Zo["o]l.), the kinkajou.
    {Yellow macauco} (Zo["o]l.), the kinkajou.
    {Yellow mackerel} (Zo["o]l.), the jurel.
    {Yellow metal}. Same as {Muntz metal}, under {Metal}.
    {Yellow ocher} (Min.), an impure, earthy variety of brown
       iron ore, which is used as a pigment.
    {Yellow oxeye} (Bot.), a yellow-flowered plant
       ({Chrysanthemum segetum}) closely related to the oxeye
    {Yellow perch} (Zo["o]l.), the common American perch. See
    {Yellow pike} (Zo["o]l.), the wall-eye.
    {Yellow pine} (Bot.), any of several kinds of pine; also,
       their yellowish and generally durable timber. Among the
       most common are valuable species are {Pinus mitis} and {P.
       palustris} of the Eastern and Southern States, and {P.
       ponderosa} and {P. Arizonica} of the Rocky Mountains and
       Pacific States.
    {Yellow plover} (Zo["o]l.), the golden plover.
    {Yellow precipitate} (Med. Chem.), an oxide of mercury which
       is thrown down as an amorphous yellow powder on adding
       corrosive sublimate to limewater.
    {Yellow puccoon}. (Bot.) Same as {Orangeroot}.
    {Yellow rail} (Zo["o]l.), a small American rail ({Porzana
       Noveboracensis}) in which the lower parts are dull yellow,
       darkest on the breast. The back is streaked with brownish
       yellow and with black, and spotted with white. Called also
       {yellow crake}.
    {Yellow rattle}, {Yellow rocket}. (Bot.) See under {Rattle},
       and {Rocket}.
    {Yellow Sally} (Zo["o]l.), a greenish or yellowish European
       stone fly of the genus {Chloroperla}; -- so called by
    {Yellow sculpin} (Zo["o]l.), the dragonet.
    {Yellow snake} (Zo["o]l.), a West Indian boa ({Chilobothrus
       inornatus}) common in Jamaica. It becomes from eight to
       ten long. The body is yellowish or yellowish green, mixed
       with black, and anteriorly with black lines.
    {Yellow spot}.
    (a) (Anat.) A small yellowish spot with a central pit, the
        fovea centralis, in the center of the retina where vision
        is most accurate. See {Eye}.
    (b) (Zo["o]l.) A small American butterfly ({Polites Peckius})
        of the Skipper family. Its wings are brownish, with a
        large, irregular, bright yellow spot on each of the hind
        wings, most conspicuous beneath. Called also {Peck's
        skipper}. See Illust. under {Skipper}, n., 5.
    {Yellow tit} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
       crested titmice of the genus {Machlolophus}, native of
       India. The predominating colors of the plumage are yellow
       and green.
    {Yellow viper} (Zo["o]l.), the fer-de-lance.
    {Yellow warbler} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
       American warblers of the genus {Dendroica} in which the
       predominant color is yellow, especially {D. [ae]stiva},
       which is a very abundant and familiar species; -- called
       also {garden warbler}, {golden warbler}, {summer
       yellowbird}, {summer warbler}, and {yellow-poll warbler}.
    {Yellow wash} (Pharm.), yellow oxide of mercury suspended in
       water, -- a mixture prepared by adding corrosive sublimate
       to limewater.
    {Yellow wren} (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) The European willow warbler.
    (b) The European wood warbler.
  3. \Yel"low\, n.
    1. A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any
       other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum
       which is between the orange and green. ``A long motley
       coat guarded with yellow.'' --Shak.
    2. A yellow pigment.
    {Cadmium yellow}, {Chrome yellow}, {Indigo yellow}, {King's
    yellow}, etc. See under {Cadmium}, {Chrome}, etc.
    {Naples yellow}, a yellow amorphous pigment, used in oil,
       porcelain, and enamel painting, consisting of a basic lead
       metantimonate, obtained by fusing together tartar emetic
       lead nitrate, and common salt.
    {Patent yellow} (Old Chem.), a yellow pigment consisting
       essentially of a lead oxychloride; -- called also
       {Turner's yellow}.
  4. \Yel"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Yellowed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Yellowing}.]
    To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to
    dye yellow.
  5. \Yel"low\, v. i.
    To become yellow or yellower.
Computing Dictionary

A language from sri proposed to meet the ironman requirements which led to ada.

["On the YELLOW Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):22-26, Oct 1978].