What is the meaning of yellow?


  • Yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons.


  • Turn yellow.
    • usage: "The pages of the book began to yellow"


  • Of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk.
  • Easily frightened.
  • Changed to a yellowish color by age.
    • usage: "yellowed parchment"
  • Typical of tabloids.
    • usage: "sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; "yellow press"
  • Cowardly or treacherous.
    • usage: "the little yellow stain of treason-M. W. Straight; "too yellow to stand and fight"
  • Affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc.
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