colored colored  /ˈkə lərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
  2. (adj) having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination
  3. (adj) having skin rich in melanin pigments
  4. (adj) favoring one person or side over another
  5. (adj) (used of color) artificially produced; not natural

News

  1. Scientists worry over dwindling tri-colored blackbird population in California

    WILLIAMS – The use of pesticides and other farming practices are causing a dramatic decline in the population of what was once one of the state's most populous bird species: the tricolored blackbird.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  2. Sunglass choices largely colored by their lenses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is seeing life through rose-colored sunglasses right for you? It might be if you're a fan of early-morning bike rides, if you're a commuter at dusk or you happen to live in a largely overcast climate.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Political 'facts' colored by partisanship

    People's version of facts is colored by their partisanship - and they'll tout that version even if they know it may not be accurate, according to a study by researchers at UC San Diego and Yale University.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

Quotes

  1. "I clearly remember we were calling ourselves colored, and after the song, we were calling ourselves black," Brown said in a 2003 Associated Press interview. "The song showed even people to that day that lyrics and music and a song can change...
    on Dec 25, 2006 By: James Brown Source: Forbes

  2. Describing her experience on Election Day, Lohan said: "It was really exciting. It's an amazing feeling. It's our first colored president."
    on Nov 12, 2008 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Protecting children from smoking is a government priority and taking away temptation is one way to do this," Public Health Minister Dawn Primarolo said on Saturday. "If banning brightly colored packets, removing cigarettes from display and...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Dawn Primarolo Source: Reuters

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