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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive;
[syn: colored person, colored]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination;
- Example: "colored crepe paper"
- Example: "the film was in color"
- Example: "amber-colored heads of grain"
[syn: colored, coloured, colorful]

2. having skin rich in melanin pigments;
- Example: "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"
- Example: "dark-skinned peoples"
[syn: colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white]

3. favoring one person or side over another;
- Example: "a biased account of the trial"
- Example: "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
[syn: biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted]

4. (used of color) artificially produced; not natural;
- Example: "a bleached blonde"
[syn: bleached, colored, coloured, dyed]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Color \Col"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Colored; p. pr. & vb. n. Coloring.] [F. colorer.] 1. To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain. [1913 Webster] The rays, to speak properly, are not colored; in them there is nothing else than a certain power and disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that color. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices. [1913 Webster] He colors the falsehood of [AE]neas by an express command from Jupiter to forsake the queen. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To hide. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That by his fellowship he color might Both his estate and love from skill of any wight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Colored \Col"ored\, a. 1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained. [1913 Webster] The lime rod, colored as the glede. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The colored rainbow arched wide. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster] His colored crime with craft to cloke. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Of some other color than black or white. [1913 Webster] 4. (Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; having a skin color darker than that of caucasian people; mostly applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people. Opposite of white and caucasian. Syn: coloured, dark-skinned. [1913 Webster] 5. (Bot.) Of some other color than green. [1913 Webster] Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green. --Gray. [1913 Webster] Note: In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is. --Wood. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

colored adj 1: having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain" [syn: colored, coloured, colorful] [ant: uncolored, uncoloured] 2: having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples" [syn: colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white] 3: favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant" [syn: biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted] 4: (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde" [syn: bleached, colored, coloured, dyed] n 1: a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive [syn: colored person, colored]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

130 Moby Thesaurus words for "colored": adorned, affected, antiblack, apocryphal, apparent, artificial, assumed, bastard, befrilled, biased, black, black-skinned, bogus, brummagem, chauvinistic, colorable, counterfeit, counterfeited, dark-complexioned, dark-skinned, decorated, deep, deep-colored, distorted, doctrinaire, dogmatic, dressed up, dummy, dyed, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, falsified, fancy, feigned, festooned, fictitious, fictive, figurative, figured, florid, flowery, full, full-colored, garbled, gilded, hued, illegitimate, imbued, imitation, in Technicolor, in color, influenced, interested, jaundiced, junky, know-nothing, lush, luxuriant, make-believe, man-made, melanian, melanic, melanistic, melano, melanotic, melanous, meretricious, mock, nonobjective, one-sided, opinionated, ornate, ostensible, overcharged, overloaded, partial, partisan, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, plausible, prejudiced, prepossessed, pretended, pseudo, purple, put-on, quasi, queer, racist, seeming, self-styled, sexist, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, specious, spurious, stained, superpatriotic, supposititious, swayed, synthetic, tendentious, tin, tinct, tinctured, tinged, tinsel, tinted, titivated, toned, twisted, ultranationalist, unauthentic, undetached, undispassionate, ungenuine, unnatural, unneutral, unreal, warped, wash-colored, xenophobic