(noun, adjective, verb)


1. of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk

Similar word(s): chromatic, xanthous, yellowish

2. easily frightened

Similar word(s): cowardly, fearful, chicken, chickenhearted

3. changed to a yellowish color by age

- yellowed parchment

Similar word(s): old, yellowed

4. typical of tabloids

- yellow press

Similar word(s): sensational, scandalmongering, sensationalistic

5. cowardly or treacherous

- the little yellow stain of treason

- too yellow to stand and fight

Similar word(s): dishonorable, dishonourable

6. affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc

Similar word(s): unhealthy, icteric, jaundiced

Sentences with yellow as an adjective:

- yellow constituencies

- The black-yellow coalition


1. yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons

Similar word(s): yellowness

Definition categories: attribute


1. turn yellow

- The pages of the book began to yellow

Definition categories: change, color, colour, discolor, discolour