(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, colored, colorful

2. favoring one person or side over another

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

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

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

4. having skin rich in melanin pigments

Similar word(s): black, colored


1. British standard spelling of colored.


1. simple past tense and past participle of colour