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Definition 1: yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for yellow in the sense of this definition

(yellow is a kind of ...) a color that has hue

(... is a kind of yellow ) a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge

(... is a kind of yellow ) a deep yellow color

"an amber light illuminated the room" "he admired the gold of her hair"

(... is a kind of yellow ) a yellow color of low lightness with a brownish tinge

(... is a kind of yellow ) a strong yellow color

(... is a kind of yellow ) a dark yellow

(... is a kind of yellow ) a shade of yellow tinged with orange

(... is a kind of yellow ) a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

(... is a kind of yellow ) a shade of yellow tinged with green

Definition 2: turn yellow - [verb of change]

Samples where yellow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pages of the book began to yellow

(yellow is a kind of ...) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

Definition 3: of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for yellow in the sense of this definition

(yellow is similar to ...) being or having or characterized by hue

Definition 4: easily frightened - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for yellow in the sense of this definition

(yellow is similar to ...) lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

"cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"

(yellow is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 5: cowardly or treacherous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where yellow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the little yellow stain of treason
  • too yellow to stand and fight

(yellow is similar to ...) lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor

"dishonorable in thought and deed"

Definition 6: changed to a yellowish color by age - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where yellow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • yellowed parchment

Synonyms for yellow in the sense of this definition

(yellow is similar to ...) of long duration; not new

"old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

Definition 7: typical of tabloids - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where yellow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal
  • yellow press

Synonyms for yellow in the sense of this definition

(yellow is similar to ...) causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion

Definition 8: affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for yellow in the sense of this definition

(yellow is similar to ...) not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

"unhealthy ulcers"

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