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
3. favoring one person or side over another
4. (used of color) artificially produced; not natural
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