hue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hue suffuse with color
    • v hue take on color or become colored "In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"
    • n hue the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eating large amounts of carrots will eventually turn your skin orange because of the chemical substance called carotene which is found in carrots. Carotene is the cause of the orange hue in leaves during the fall.
    • Hue (Painting) A predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others.
    • n Hue A shouting or vociferation.
    • Hue Color or shade of color; tint; dye. "Flowers of all hue .""Hues of the rich unfolding morn."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hue Form; appearance; guise.
    • n hue Color; specifically and technically, distinctive quality of color in an object or on a surface; the respect in which red, yellow, green, blue, etc., differ one from another; that in which colors of equal luminosity and chroma may differ. Hue is the distinctive quality of a color, the respect in which colors may differ though they have the same luminosity and chroma. Thus, scarlet and crimson differ in hue, but bulf and yellow especially in chroma, myrtle and emerald-green chiefly in luminosity.
    • n hue In painting, a compound color in which one of the primaries predominates, as the various grays, which are composed of the three primary colors in unequal proportion.
    • n hue A cry; a shout; loud shouting of many voices, as in pursuit of game or of a fugitive: now used only in the phrase hue and cry.
    • n hue In English practice, a written proclamation issued on the escape of a felon from prison, requiring officers and all other people to assist in retaking him. A general outcry or alarm; a great stir or clamor made about any matter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hue appearance: colour: tint: dye
    • n Hue a shouting
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.”
  • John Locke
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    “We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.”

Idioms

Black will take no other hue - Evil can take many disguises but it is always black (evil).
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Hue and cry - Hue and cry is an expression that used to mean all the people who joined in chasing a criminal or villain. Nowadays, if you do something without hue and cry, you do it discreetly and without drawing attention.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hew, heow, color, shape, form, AS. hiw, heow,; akin to Sw. hy, skin, complexion, Goth. hiwi, form, appearance
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. huer, imit.

Usage

In literature:

In the thrombotic stage the part may assume a purplish hue.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
In it are laid two or three eggs of salmon hue with reddish-brown and purple-grey blotches.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
The blood of the mammalia is of a bright scarlet hue.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Here outlines, surfaces, and hues were in absolute contrariety.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Ordinarily it is of a greenish hue, that changes to a reddish as the oil becomes lighter and more evaporative.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
It is much wrinkled with years; but still has a hale and hearty hue.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
The color varies from the natural dull leaden hue of the clay, to a bright brick red, the latter largely predominating.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
On the path before our feet lie crystals of many hues, the splinters of a thousand gems.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The higher the altitude, the brighter the hues of any given species.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
My face crimsoned, even my fingers were suffused with the rosy hue of shame.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
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In poetry:

For her his rank aside he laid;
He took the hue and tone
Of lowly life and toil, and made
Her simple ways his own.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'So pleasant are the scents that rise
From flowers of loveliest hue,
And more than all — Zenobia,
I am alone with you!
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
I met a maid upon the moor,
The morrow was her wedding.
Love lit her eyes with lovelier hues
Than the eve-star was shedding.
"On The Moor" by Cale Young Rice
Of wisteria blooms
I caught sight, today, and ever since
As violet
Of the deepest hue, my passion,
Grows ever more profound!
"Of wisteria blooms" by Ise
Once a woman tried to show me
Something spotless, bright and new,
And she pick'd for illustration
Objects of the dirtiest hue.
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"A tear is in your sweet blue ee,
A tear that speaks o' sadness.
Noo what should dim its happy hue,
This simmer day o' gladness?
"Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Philips' hue Offers App-controlled LED Lighting with Color Control.
Can a system like hue eliminate the need for lighting control systems.
Our AFC West poll, asking whether Hue Jackson should have been kept as the coach in Oakland, was no contest.
Should Hue Jackson have been kept.
Did Oakland make a mistake by firing Hue Jackson.
Do you think Oakland made a mistake by firing Hue Jackson after one season as coach.
Hue Jackson, now a Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach, visits his former players.
Raiders prepare for reunion with former coach Hue Jackson when they visit Bengals.
Reeling Oakland Raiders will see former head coach Hue Jackson in Cincinnati.
Former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson before the Raiders game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the O.co Stadium in Oakland, Calif on Sunday, October 23, 2011.
To bring out the warmth in the brown or gold flecks, choose golden hues .
D Williamson, research into the most popular natural hues for beverages found uncolored tops the list, which is reflected in the number of all-natural enhanced waters, followed by red, yellow and brown hues .
Hue LED Light Bulb available at Apple retail stores.
Philips (NEW YORK) — Given all the attention being placed on Hurricane Sandy, Monday might not be the best day to announce a new light bulb, but at least Philips' hue isn't just any old light bulb.
The Hue 's app lets you to control up to 50 bulbs.
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In science:

To display the CIPs hue-saturation-brightness image it is usually necessary to convert it to an RGB image.
Improved visualisation of brain arteriovenous malformations using color intensity projections with hue cycling
The order of the hue with increasing time is redyellow-green-light blue-blue.
Improved visualisation of brain arteriovenous malformations using color intensity projections with hue cycling
Close examination of Figure 1 shows that each hue in the image only corresponds to a single arrival time as expected for no hue cycling.
Improved visualisation of brain arteriovenous malformations using color intensity projections with hue cycling
Figure 2 is calculated in the same way as Figure 1 with the exception that the hue is cycled in the image.
Improved visualisation of brain arteriovenous malformations using color intensity projections with hue cycling
For example, the purple hue at the bottom of the image indicates both early and late arrival times.
Improved visualisation of brain arteriovenous malformations using color intensity projections with hue cycling
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