yellow
1. [ adjective ] similar to the color of an egg yolk
Synonyms: yellowish xanthous
Related terms: chromatic
2. [ adjective ] (color) similar to the color of an egg yolk
Synonyms: yellowish
Related terms: chromatic
3. [ noun ] (color) the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
Synonyms: yellowness
Related terms: chromatic_color amber gamboge orange_yellow pale_yellow brownish_yellow old_gold greenish_yellow canary_yellow chrome_yellow
4. [ verb ] (color) turn yellow
Examples:

"The pages of the book began to yellow"

Related terms: discolor
5. [ adjective ] (informal) easily frightened
Synonyms: chickenhearted lily-livered white-livered yellow-bellied chicken
Related terms: colloquialism cowardly
6. [ adjective ] changed to a yellowish color by age
Synonyms: yellowed
Examples:

"yellowed parchment"

Related terms: old
7. [ adjective ] (news) typical of tabloids
Synonyms: sensationalistic scandalmongering
Examples:

"sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal" "yellow journalism"

Related terms: sensational
8. [ adjective ] affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
Synonyms: jaundiced icteric
Related terms: unhealthy
9. [ adjective ] (archaic) showing or experiencing a state of disordered feeling or distorted judgment as through bitterness or melancholy
Synonyms: jaundiced
Examples:

"all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye"-Alexander Pope

Related terms: irrational
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30865
11. [ adjective ] cowardly or treacherous
Examples:

"the little yellow stain of treason"-M.W.Straight "too yellow to stand and fight"

Related terms: dishonorable
12. [ adjective ] affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
Synonyms: jaundiced
Related terms: unhealthy
Similar spelling:   yell
  Yelle