Couleur

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Couleur A suit of cards, as hearts or clubs; -- used in some French games.
    • Couleur Color; -- chiefly used in a few French phrases, as couler de rose, color of rose; and hence, adjectively, rose-colored; roseate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n couleur In the game of solo, a name for any selected suit of cards, bids in which are of twice as much value as in any other suit.
    • n couleur In the game of ombre, a suit composed of spades.
    • n couleur In rouge-et-noir, the square (marked ‘couleur’) in which the banker pays all bets when the first card dealt for red or black is the same color as the winning color.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Couleur kool′ār French word for Colour
    • adv Couleur in a favourable light: fanciful
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

I did think the couleur harm'nize so well with the wall papier.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
All things just then were couleur de rose at Earlescourt.
"Dora Thorne" by Charlotte M. Braeme
Je vie des visages long comme un aune, change de couleur vingt fois pendant que je parlois.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Doesn't even our quarrel show 'couleur de rose' in this light?
"The March Family Trilogy, Complete" by William Dean Howells
It is because it is not couleur de rose that I am so much bent upon it.
"The Daisy Chain" by Charlotte Yonge
Befare the present era of colonial decadence, the character of the fille-de-couleur was not what it is now.
"Two Years in the French West Indies" by Lafcadio Hearn
Elle a la couleur de son regule: Elle salit les doigts de la meme teinte.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Immediatement dessus pose la pierre calcaire, elle est d'une grain fin, serre, couleur grise-jaunatre, ainsi que toute le reste.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Leur longeur, leur largueur et les grains de couleur se proportionnent a l'importance de l'affaire.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
Mue couleur (je), 457.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
De quel couleur le taindra il?
"Dialogues in French and English" by William Caxton
Le Blason des Couleurs, author of, 442.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Je crois qu'en somme on se represente la realite comme constituee de la facon dont sont faites les "couleurs" qui nous servent a la peinture.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
Noir perd, et couleur gagne.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
Avant qu'a son amour votre coeur s'abandonne Une Robe qui soit de la couleur du Tems.
"Popular Tales" by Charles Perrault
Beaucoup disaient l'avoir rencontree, et la depeignaient sous les couleurs, du reste, les plus diverses.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
A ceinture panne, couleur de feuille d'automne touched with gold broderie.
"My Little Sister" by Elizabeth Robins
Il est vray que pour la couleur, tous les Ecriuains conuiennent qu'elle estoit rouge.
"The History of Chivalry" by G. P. R. James
Ouy, quelle couleur .
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
Les produits qui ne sont utilises que pour obtenir des couleurs beneficient de l'exemption.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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In news:

The Carrières de Lumières opened to the public in March of this year with its first show – 'Gauguin, Van Gogh, les peintres de la couleur.
Zee Tiles en Couleurs.
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