YELLOW, a. [G. See Gold.] Being of a bright color; the color of gold.
YELLOW, n. A bright color, reflecting the most light of any, after white. It is one of the simple or primitive colors.
YEL'LOW, a. [Sax. gealew, yellow; gealla, gall; G. gelb; D. geel; Dan. guul; Sw. gåål, gul. Hence gold, Dan. guld. The Fr. jaune is the same word, contracted from jaulne, as it is written in the Norman; It. giallo; Russ. jelknu, to become yellow; jeltnie, yellow; L. galbanus. Qu. gilvus. The root is the Celtic gal, geal, bright. See Gold. Class Gl, No. 7.]
Being of a bright color; of the color of gold. – Newton.
A bright color, reflecting the most light of any, after white. It is one of the simple or primitive colors.
- Being of
a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having the
hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is
between the orange and the green.
bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except
white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the
orange and green.
- To make yellow] to cause to have a yellow
tinge or color; to dye yellow.
- To become yellow or
- Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he has a
- A yellow pigment.
- Sensational; -- said of some newspapers,
their makers, etc.; as, yellow journal, journalism, etc.