(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

- colored crepe paper

- the film was in color

- amber-colored heads of grain

Similar word(s): crimson, flushed, red, reddened, bay, bichrome, bicolor, bicolored, bicolour, bicoloured, dichromatic, black, blackened, ginger, gingery, indigo, liver, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, monochromous, calico, motley, multicolor, multicolored, multicolour, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, roan, trichromatic, trichrome, tricolor, colorful, coloured

2. having skin rich in melanin pigments

Similar word(s): black, coloured

3. favoring one person or side over another

Similar word(s): partial, biased, coloured, slanted

4. (used of color) artificially produced; not natural

Similar word(s): artificial, unreal, bleached, coloured, dyed

Sentences with colored as an adjective:

- Wash colored items separately from whites and darks to prevent the colors from bleeding.

- The room was colored red, with a dark-colored rug.

- The singer wore a colored shirt.

- My opinions are colored by my upbringing.

- Being of an older generation, they considered themselves "colored ladies".

- Most of the colored community speaks Afrikaans, whereas languages like Xhosa or Venda are typically spoken by blacks and English is spoken mostly by whites.

- a colored drinking fountain; a colored hospital


1. (US, now dated and offensive) A colored person.

2. (laundry) A colored article of clothing.


1. simple past tense and past participle of color