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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an earth pigment;

2. a medium brown to dark-brown color;
[syn: chocolate, coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umber]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grayling \Gray"ling\, n. [From Gray, a.] 1. (Zool.) A European fish (Thymallus vulgaris), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; -- called also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish. [1913 Webster] And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there a grayling. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) An American fish of the genus Thymallus, having similar habits to the above; one species (T. Ontariensis), inhabits several streams in Michigan; another (T. montanus), is found in the Yellowstone region. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Umbrere \Um*brere\, Umbriere \Um*briere\, n. [F. ombre a shade, L. umbra; cf. F. ombrelle a sunshade, OF. also ombri[`e]re. See Umbrella.] In ancient armor, a visor, or projection like the peak of a cap, to which a face guard was sometimes attached. This was sometimes fixed, and sometimes moved freely upon the helmet and could be raised like the beaver. Called also umber, and umbril. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But only vented up her umbriere. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Umber \Um"ber\, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d'ombre, It. terra d'ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. Umber, 3 & 4, Umbrage.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called burnt umber; when not heated, it is called raw umber. See Burnt umber, below. [1913 Webster] 2. An umbrere. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. [F. ombre, umbre, L. umbra.] (Zool.) See Grayling, 1. [1913 Webster] 4. [Cf. NL. scopus umbretta, F. ombrette; probably fr. L. umbra shade, in allusion to its dark brown color. See Umber a pigment.] (Zool.) An African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also umbrette, umbre, and umber bird. [1913 Webster] Burnt umber (Paint.), a pigment made by burning raw umber, which is changed by this process from an olive brown to a bright reddish brown. Cologne umber, or German umber, a brown pigment obtained from lignite. See Cologne earth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Umber \Um"ber\, a. Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky. [1913 Webster] Their harps are of the umber shade That hides the blush of waking day. --J. R. Drake. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Umber \Um"ber\, v. t. To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over one's face. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

colorful \colorful\ adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless. Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing; prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled] Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5] 2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious; flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque] [WordNet 1.5] 3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and monochrome. Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn, reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden; azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful, blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy; brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary, canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation; chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored, earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green, dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender, lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored; ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive; orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish; purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red; rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel, brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine; tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish; yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey, honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta; maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green; sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark, light.] Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

umber adj 1: of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments n 1: an earth pigment 2: a medium brown to dark-brown color [syn: chocolate, coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umber]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "umber": beige, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, drab, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, fawn, fawn-colored, fuscous, grege, hazel, khaki, lurid, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, seal, seal-brown, sepia, snuff-colored, sorrel, tan, taupe, tawny, toast, toast-brown, umber-colored, walnut, walnut-brown, yellowish-brown