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Adjective: yellow (yellower,yellowest)  ye-low
  1. Of the colour intermediate between green and orange in the colour spectrum; of something resembling the colour of an egg yolk
    "I just want to discuss the reason for the yellow tinge on your teeth";
    - yellowish, xanthous, yellowy
     
  2. Easily frightened
    "It was long tank with three European fire-bellied and three yellow-bellied toads";
    - chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow-bellied, chicken-livered
     
  3. Changed to a yellowish colour by age
    "yellow parchment";
    - yellowed
     
  4. Typical of tabloids
    "yellow press";
    - scandalmongering, sensationalistic
     
  5. Cowardly or treacherous
    "the little yellow stain of treason"; "too yellow to stand and fight"
     
  6. Affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
    - jaundiced, icteric
Noun: yellow  ye-low
  1. Yellow colour or pigment; the chromatic colour resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    - yellowness
Verb: yellow  ye-low
  1. Turn yellow
    "The pages of the book began to yellow"

Derived forms: yellower, yellowed, yellowing, yellowest, yellows

See also: chromatic, cowardly, dishonorable [US], dishonourable [Brit, Cdn], fearful, old, sensational, unhealthy

Type of: chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Yellow