yellow

Definitions

  • Work of Ambrosia Beetles in Tulip or Yellow Poplar Wood
    Work of Ambrosia Beetles in Tulip or Yellow Poplar Wood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj yellow easily frightened
    • adj yellow of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
    • adj yellow affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
    • adj yellow cowardly or treacherous "the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight","too yellow to stand and fight"
    • adj yellow changed to a yellowish color by age "yellowed parchment"
    • adj yellow typical of tabloids "sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal","yellow press"
    • v yellow turn yellow "The pages of the book began to yellow"
    • n yellow yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
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Additional illustrations & photos:

COME UNTO THESE YELLOW SANDS COME UNTO THESE YELLOW SANDS
Yellow Birch. Gray Birch Yellow Birch. Gray Birch
Chinquapin Oak. Chestnut Oak. Yellow Oak Chinquapin Oak. Chestnut Oak. Yellow Oak
Yellow Oak. Black Oak Yellow Oak. Black Oak
The giant yellow slug The giant yellow slug
The yellow-hammer The yellow-hammer
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow
    • Yellow A 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. "A long motley coat guarded with yellow ."
    • Yellow A yellow pigment.
    • Yellow 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. "Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress.""A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought
      First fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf."
      "The line of yellow light dies fast away."
    • Yellow Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he has a yellow streak.
    • Yellow Sensational; -- said of some newspapers, their makers, etc.; as, yellow journal, journalism, etc.
    • v. i Yellow To become yellow or yellower.
    • v. t Yellow To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow
    • yellow As originally applied to journalism, indecently sensational; in general, sensational; morbid; decadent. See yellow journal.
    • n yellow An acid coal-tar color of the monoazo type prepared by combining diazotized meta-sulphanilic acid with diphenyl amine. It dyes wool orange-yellow in an acid bath.
    • n yellow Same as yellow, 1 .
    • n yellow Same as diphenylamine-orange (which see, under orange).
    • yellow Of a color resembling that of gold, butter, etc. See II. Yellow is sometimes used in the sense of ‘jaundiced,’ ‘jealous,’ etc., the color being regarded as a token or symbol of jealousy, envy, melancholy, etc.: a usage no doubt connected with the figurative notions attaching to jaundice, the skin having a yellow hue in that disease.
    • yellow See balsam.
    • yellow A mulatto or a dark quadroon: used (as also yellow girl) both by whites and by negroes.
    • yellow The yellow star-thistle, Centaurea solstitialis.
    • yellow Seeflag and Iris.
    • yellow See yellow-gum.
    • yellow See Micropterus.
    • yellow In entomology, Peck's skipper, Polites peckius, a small hesperian butterfly of America, of a brownish color with a large yellow blotch on each hind wing.
    • n yellow The color of gold, butter, the neutral chromates of lead, potassa, etc., and of light of wave-length about 0.581 micron. It has some remarkable properties, which are due to the fact that by far the greater part of the visible spectrum consists of two regions, in either of which any three colors being taken a suitable mixture of the extreme ones will match the middle one, and that the yellow is about the middle of one of these regions which contains four fifths of all the visible light of the solar spectrum. This region is bounded by the scarlet and the emerald-green; the other by the emerald-green and the violet-blue. These three colors are thus the only ones which cannot be matched by mixtures of others. They are also more chromatic or high-colored than those which fall between them in the spectrum; for which reasons physicists regard these three colors as the elementary ones. (See color.) A remarkable property of yellow is that an increase of light merely intensifles the sensation with a slight heightening of the color, without changing the hue; while blue, on the other hand, is rendered pale by increased illumination, and all other colors are rendered yellowish. The name yellow is restricted to highly chromatic and luminous colors. When reduced in chroma, it becomes buff; when reduced in luminosity, a cool brown. Mixed with red, yellow goes over into orange; mixed with green, into yellow-green. Lemon-yellow and canary-yellow may be taken as pure yellows, the latter being a little greener. Sulphur-yellow is a little greenish; primrose is a little greenish and pale; gamboge is a very slightly orange yellow. By chrome-yellow is usually meant a little more orange and most intensely chromatic color. Indian, cadmium, and saffron yellows are orange-yellows; Naples yellow and maize-yellow are pale orange-yellows. Ocher-yellow, clay-yellow, and wax-yellow are of somewhat diminished chroma, the first a little orange, and the last a little green. It is impossible to describe the yellows more precisely, as the slightest causes—for example, a little thicker layer of paint, or illumination from another part of the sky—change their hues decidedly.
    • n yellow The yolk of an egg; the vitellus: opposed to the white, or the surrounding albumen.
    • n yellow plural Jaundice, especially jaundice in cattle (see jaundice); hence, figuratively, jealousy.
    • n yellow plural Dyer's-weed.
    • n yellow Same as peach-yellows.
    • n yellow One of certain geometrid moths: an English collectors' name: as, the speckled yellow.
    • n yellow Any one of the group of small yellow butterflies; a sulphur. See sulphur, n., 3.
    • yellow To render yellow.
    • yellow To become yellow; grow yellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue.
    • adj Yellow yel′ō of a bright gold colour
    • n Yellow a bright golden colour: :
    • v.t Yellow to make yellow
    • v.i Yellow to become yellow
    • n Yellow (pl.) the peach-yellows (see Peach)
    • n Yellow (Shak.) jaundice in horses
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Quotations

  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse%20Jackson
    “Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -- red, yellow, brown, black and white -- and we're all precious in God's sight.”
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.”
  • Thomas Hood
    Thomas Hood
    “Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold.”
  • Alexander Pope
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    “All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight.”

Idioms

Yellow press - The yellow press is a term for the popular and sensationalist newspapers.
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Yellow streak - If someone has a yellow streak, they are cowardly about something.
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Yellow-bellied - A yellow-bellied person is a coward.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. yelow, yelwe, ȝelow, ȝeoluw, from AS. geolu,; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus, light bay, Gr. chlo`n young verdure, chlwro`s greenish yellow, Skr. hari, tawny, yellowish. √49. Cf. Chlorine Gall a bitter liquid, Gold Yolk

Usage

In literature:

He would try his strength against this big yellow-eyed beast.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The bill is yellow and the feet are red.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
When baked, the yellow-brown, crackery loaf was only an inch thick.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The prothyrum is painted with figures on a yellow ground.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
YELLOW ZIRCON RESEMBLES YELLOW DIAMOND.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
It apparently had not been made to represent any benign Chinese god; the aspect of the yellow figure was anything but benevolent.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Autumn and yellow were the main ideas which guided the selection of the menu for this golden-rod breakfast.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Only a few yellow leaves clung to the branches, and every moment a leaf fluttered down.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
It differs from T. coryphaeum in having gills entirely yellow, while the edges only of the latter are yellow.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Remarks on the Pathology and Treatment of Yellow Fever.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Stipe long, slender, tapering upward, flexuous, bent or curved at the apex, yellow, yellow-brown, or pale brown.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
I throw two balls at once, yellow and red; you keep the yellow and throw back the red.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Still Yellow Rufe came not.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
For example, mix red and yellow: then the resulting color is a saturated reddish yellow.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
It lay yellow and warm in the summer sunshine.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
Use 6 tablespoonfuls of bright yellow dye, and 5 tablespoonfuls of dull yellow dye, and 2 tablespoonfuls of green dye to 6 yds.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
It was lined with the best yellow satin, and a peacock's feather was stuck in the band.
"Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children" by Julian Hawthorne
They reached a patch of crushed and yellowed growth where Connel obviously had parked his jeep.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
There were days when she painted her face bright yellow.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
Sepals brown, save the yellow tips, and a few yellow lines; petals yellow, with two large brown blots.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
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In poetry:

You are like a yellow star
Budding and blowing
In an apricot sky
You are like the beauty
Of a voice
Remembered after death
"Evanescence" by Angelina Weld Grimke
Her low combed hair was just the shade
Of ripened hazel burs;
The cheeks of yellow astrackans,
Were not more ripe than hers.
"Memory of Mother" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The shadows folded; here and there
A yellow light began to flare.
For some, another golden day
Of gladness sped upon its way.
"A City Sunset" by Charles Hanson Towne
I know the realms where people say
The flowers have not their fellow;
I know where they shine out like suns,
The crimson and the yellow.
"The Broom Flower" by Mary Botham Howitt
The ship was steady on her keel,
Wash'd by that soft and lovely flood;
And, blushing, on the yellow beach,
The Queen of Beauty stood ....
"The Prophecy Of Merlin" by Anne Bannerman
O'er the lea and across the mead,
And far away where the cattle feed,
There blows the yellow crested reed,
The autumnal queen of flowers.
"The Golden Rod" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Yellow and Green, by Baroness .
Baroness Discuss Their Epic New Double Album, 'Yellow & Green'.
Baroness ' acclaimed new double-album, Yellow & Green, is out now.
The Yellow Jackets are going to have to outscore the Panthers in this one.
French Beret and James Graham (center, yellow cap) take the Colonel E.R.
Below the droning hookah compressor, divers work diligently at the ends of the 60-foot-long yellow hoses.
Get used to blinking yellow turn arrows, coming soon to an intersection near you.
Chet Edwards, Charles 'Doc' Anderson, the recession and blinking yellow lights.
He doesn't need to pick blue, green or yellow blouses .
Goodbye yellow brick road, shit happens.
1 yellow onion, finely chopped.
5 red, yellow and?or green sweet peppers.
1 cup diced yellow onion.
It appears that every family has their own, often on recipe cards yellow with the fingerprints of at least three generations.
2 medium sweet yellow onions, chopped.
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In science:

Yellow histogram is obtained with the detector at zenith equal 00 .
Test results of a prototype designed to detect horizontal cosmic ray flux
The yellow cross has the same meaning as in (a).
Relative Evolutionary Time Scale of Hot Molecular Cores with Respect to Ultra Compact HII Regions
Also included in yellow are the four theoretical IRAC band-averaged fluxes for the TrES-1 model and in blue for the HD209458b model.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
As a result, the yellow dot that represents this integrated band contribution is a weak function of CO abundance.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
Also included are the band-averaged detected-electron/“flux” ratios for the TrES-1 (yellow) and HD209458b (blue) models in the four IRAC bands.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
Figure 4.10: Examples of some different chains (in green) which could be constructed from the links established (in yellow) in a cluster (see Fig. 4.8).
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The region permitted by each experiment is the area inside the respective contour, with the allowed area at 50 GeV/c2 in yellow.
A CF3I-based SDD Prototype for Spin-independent Dark Matter Searches
Sources targeted spectroscopically with Keck/LRIS are shown as yellow crosses.
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
All spectroscopically targeted objects are marked by yellow crosses in Fig. 2.
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
First, the slower nebulae around RSGs and yellow hypergiants are generally not axisymmetric.
Eta Carinae and Nebulae Around Massive Stars: Similarities to Planetary Nebulae?
Every other sample in the field is identical to some sample in the yellow area.
The Rank of the Covariance Matrix of an Evanescent Field
The driver cells are much fewer in number (usually a “linear normal to driver ratio” of 5 has been used, corresponding to a 2-dimensional ratio of 5*5=25) and are deployed evenly on the development area: they appear as yellow dots in the figures.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
The yellow dashed dotted lines show the case for IH without collective effects (WOC).
Effect of Collective Flavor Oscillations on the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background
These are shown for the different detectors by the yellow dot-dashed lines in the figure.
Effect of Collective Flavor Oscillations on the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background
Basins are represented by rectangles, decaying as yellow, collecting as blue.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS--Lindblad generators II. General
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