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colored (race)

Definition:

a person with a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)

Class:

person noun (people)

Plurals:

colored* | coloreds
(* colored may be used in a singular or plural context)

Type of:

race » grouping » abstraction » entity

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

color [American spelling] | colour [British/Canadian spelling] | Coloured [British/Canadian spelling] | coloured [British/Canadian spelling] | person of color [American spelling] | person of colour [British/Canadian spelling] | Colored [American spelling]

Etymology:

past participle adjective; in reference to "non-white skin", 1610s; past ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of colored...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Coloured | Bruinmense | Kleurlinge | Bruin Afrikaners

In the South African, Namibian, Zambian, Botswana and Zimbabwean context, the term Coloured refers to an heterogeneous ethnic group who possess ancestry from Europe, various Khoisan and Bantu tribes of Southern Africa, as well as peoples of West... (38 of 2571 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Coloured

Collins Dictionary:

coloured | Coloured | colour | color [United States] | chromatic colour [synonym, sense-specific] | timbre [synonym, sense-specific]

possessing colour | having a strong element of fiction or fantasy; distorted (especially in the phrase highly coloured) | [outdated, offensive] an ... (20 of 950 words, 27 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coloured

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Coloured [people] | Cape Coloured [archaic]

a person of mixed European and African or Asian ancestry, as officially defined by the South African government from 1950 to 1991. Individuals ... (23 of 357 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/126829​/Coloured

American Heritage Dictionary:

colored | coloreds [plural] | Colored [sense-specific] | Coloured [sense-specific]

Having color | also "Colored": [offensive] ; Of or belonging to a racial group not categorized as white. | Black or African-American. | Of mixed ... (22 of 233 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/colored

New World Dictionary:

colored | -chroous | Coloured [sense-specific]

having color | of a (specified) color | of a group other than the Caucasoid | [outdated] "black" | in South Africa, of racially mixed parentage | ... (22 of 40 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/colored

Oxford Dictionary:

person of color | man of color | woman of color

Syllabification: (per·son of col·or) | a person who is not white or of European parentage. The term person of color is first recorded at the end of ... (26 of 142 words, 5 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/person-of-color

Wiktionary:

person of color [United States, politically correct] | people of color [plural] | persons of color [plural] | person of colour [outside North America]

A non-white person. (3 of 7 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/person of color

Merriam-Webster:

colored [entry 2, noun, offensive] | coloreds [plural] | Colored

a person of a race other than the white or of mixed race (13 of 31 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/colored show=1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

coloured | Coloured | colored [American spelling]

[usually before noun] red, green, orange etc instead of black and white or transparent | coloured hair has been treated with a chemical to make it a ... (26 of 107 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/coloured

Random House Dictionary:

colored | the colored [sense-specific] | Cape Colored [sense-specific]

having color. | [offensive] belonging wholly or in part to a race other than the white, especially to the black race. | [offensive] pertaining to the ... (24 of 78 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/colored

Cambridge Dictionary:

coloured [entry 1, British] | colored [United States]

having or producing a colour or colours (7 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coloured 1

coloured [entry 2, British] | colored [United States]

[dated] used to describe a person who has black or brown skin. This word is now considered offensive by most people | [dated] in South Africa, ... (25 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coloured 2

coloured [entry 3, British] | colored [United States]

[dated] a person who has black or brown skin. This word is now considered offensive by most people. | [dated] in South Africa, a person of mixed race (27 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coloured 3

coloured [entry 4, British] | coloureds | colored [United States]

clothes that are any colour except white (7 of 18 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coloured 4

Columbia Encyclopedia:

color | value

effect produced on the eye and its associated nerves by light waves of different wavelength or frequency. Light transmitted from an object to the eye ... (25 of 51 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0812936​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

Coloured | Coloureds [plural]

belonging to a group of mixed ethnic origin, formerly a racial classification in the apartheid era | somebody whose ancestors were of both African and ... (24 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561512425​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

colored

First use: late 14th century

Origin: past participle adjective; in reference to "non-white skin", 1610s; past participle adjective from "color".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=colored

color

First use: early 13th century

Origin: "skin color, complexion", from Old French color "color, complexion, appearance" (Mod.French couleur), from Latin color "color of ... (20 of 105 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=color

Collins Dictionary:

colored | color | colour

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French colour from Latin color tint, hue

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/colored

Wiktionary:

color | colors [plural] | colored [past tense] | coloring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English colour, from Anglo-Norman colur, from Old French colour, color, from Latin color, from Old Latin colos "covering", from Proto-Indo-European *kel- ("to cover, conceal"). Akin to Latin ... (28 of 44 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/color

New World Dictionary:

color

Origin: Middle English and Old French colour from Latin color from ... | Latin colorare (13 of 28 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/color

Oxford Dictionary:

color | colour [British] | give [British] | colors [British]

Origin: Middle English (as colour): from Old French colour (noun), colourer (verb), from Latin color (noun), colorare (verb)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/color

American Heritage Dictionary:

color | colored [past tense] | coloring [present participle] | colors [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English colour, from Old French, from Latin color; see kel- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/color

Merriam-Webster:

color [entry 1, often attributive, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English colour, from Anglo-French, from Latin color; akin to Latin celare to conceal

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/color

Encarta Dictionary:

color | colors [plural] | colored [past tense] | coloring [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French from Latin color

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861598685​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

colored | coloreds [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "colored"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/colored

color | colors [plural] | colored [past tense] | coloring [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "color"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/color

Macmillan American Dictionary:

colored

Audio: North American pronunciation of "colored"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/colored

Coloured [South African, offensive]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Coloured"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Coloured

color [noun] | colors [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "color"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/color

color [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "color"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

colored

Audio: British English pronunciation of "colored"

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coloured

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coloured [countable, noun] | coloureds [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "coloured"

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color

Audio: British English pronunciation of "color"

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the Free Dictionary:

colored

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "colored"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "colored"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/colored

coloured

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "coloured"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "coloured"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "coloured" by speech synthesizer

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color

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "color"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "color"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "color" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

colored | coloreds [plural] | coloureds [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "colored"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=colored

color | colors [plural] | colours [plural] | colored [past tense] | coloured [past tense] | coloring [present participle] | colouring [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "color"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

colored

Audio: North American pronunciation of "colored"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=colore​02 word=colored

color

Audio: North American pronunciation of "color"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=color​001 word=color

YourDictionary Audio:

colored

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "colored" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/colored

coloured

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "coloured"

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color

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Collins Dictionary:

coloured | Coloured | colour | color [United States]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "coloured"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coloured

color [United States] | colour

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "color"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/color

Cambridge Dictionary:

coloured [entry 2, British]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "coloured"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "coloured"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coloured 2

color [United States]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "color"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "color"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/color

freedictionary.org:

color

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "color" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=color

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