Yellow vs Dirt - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between yellow and dirt

is that yellow is (yellow) the colour of gold or butter; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light while dirt is animal.

As an adjective yellow

is having yellow as its colour.

As a verb yellow

is to become yellow or more yellow.

yellow

English

Alternative forms

* yeallow (obsolete), yeller (slang)

Adjective

(er)
  • Having yellow as its colour.
  • * Milton
  • A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought / First fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf.
  • * Keble
  • The line of yellow light dies fast away.
  • * 1911', , "The green eye of the little ' yellow god,"
  • There's a one-eyed yellow' idol / To the north of Kathmandu; / There's a little marble cross below the town; / And a brokenhearted woman / Tends the grave of 'Mad' Carew, / While the ' yellow god for ever gazes down.
  • * 1962' (quoting '''c. 1398 text), (Hans Kurath) & Sherman M. Kuhn, eds., ''(Middle English Dictionary) , Ann Arbor, Mich.: (University of Michigan Press), , page 1242:
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  • 773;', '''d?r?''' adj. & n.
  • (lb) Lacking courage.
  • *Monty Python
  • You yellow bastards! Come back here and take what's coming to you!
  • Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.
  • * 2004 , Doreen Carvajal, " Photo edict muffles gossipy press," International Herald Tribune , 4 Oct. (retrieved 29 July 2008),
  • The denizens of the gossipy world of the pink press, purple prose and yellow tabloids are shivering over disputed photographs of Princess Caroline of Monaco.
  • Asian (relating to Asian people).
  • High yellow.
  • * 1933 September 9, (James Thurber), “My Life and Hard Times—VI. A Sequence of Servants”, in The New Yorker :
  • Charley threw her over for a yellow gal named Nancy: he never forgave Vashti for the vanishing from his life of a menace that had come to mean more to him than Vashti herself.
  • Related to the .
  • * 2012' March 2, Andrew Grice, " '''Yellow rebels take on Clegg over NHS 'betrayal'", ''The Independent
  • yellow constituencies
  • .
  • The black-yellow coalition

    Synonyms

    * (lacking courage) cowardly

    Antonyms

    * (having yellow as its colour) nonyellow, unyellow

    Derived terms

    {{der3 , double yellow lines , high yellow , yellow anemone , yellowbelly , yellow-bellied , yellow-bellied sapsucker , yellow bile , yellow-billed loon , yellowbird , yellow birch , yellow-breasted chat , yellow brick road , yellow cake , yellow card , yellow-card , yellow dog , yellow dog contract , yellow dwarf , yellow-eyed penguin , yellowface , yellow fever , yellow-green alga , yellow-haired , yellowhammer , yellow horde , yellow jack , yellow jersey , yellow jessamine , yellow journalism , yellow-legged tinamou , yellow light , yellow menace , yellow-necked mouse , yellow oriole , yellow pages , yellow perch , yellow peril , yellow phosphorus , yellow pine , yellow pocket , yellow poplar , yellow press , yellow rattle , Yellow River , Yellow Sea , yellow-shafted flicker , yellow sheet , yellow spot , yellowtail , yellow terror , yellow-throated , yellow-throated warbler , yellow warbler , yellow wood anemone , yellow woodland anemone }}

    Noun

    (wikipedia yellow) (en noun)
  • (yellow) The colour of gold or butter; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.
  • * 1892 , Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
  • It is the strangest yellow , that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw—not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things.
  • (US) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.
  • (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 2 points.
  • (pocket billiards) One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow[s] and red[s]); contrast stripes and solids in the originally American version with numbered balls ).
  • (sports) yellow card
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=April 15 , author=Saj Chowdhury , title=Norwich 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Andrew Surman fired in what proved to be a 37th-minute winner before Forest's Paul Konchesky saw red late on. That second yellow for the loan signing came in stoppage time and did not affect the outcome of a game which Norwich dominated.}}

    Synonyms

    * (intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights) amber (British)

    Antonyms

    * (intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights) red, green

    Hyponyms

    * (color) bronze yellow, cadmium yellow, fast yellow AB, quinoline yellow, school bus yellow, sulfur yellow, sulphur yellow, taxi yellow, yellow-green,

    Derived terms

    * see yellow

    Verb

  • To become yellow or more yellow.
  • * 1977 , (Alistair Horne), A Savage War of Peace , New York Review Books 2006, page 47:
  • Then suddenly, with the least warning, the sky yellows and the Chergui blows in from the Sahara, stinging the eyes and choking with its sandy, sticky breath.
  • To make (something) yellow or more yellow.
  • See also

    * All pages with yellow as a prefix *

    dirt

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • soil or earth
  • A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance
  • Previously unknown facts, or the invented "facts", about a person; gossip
  • The reporter uncovered the dirt on the businessman by going undercover.
  • Meanness; sordidness.
  • * Melmoth
  • honours thrown away upon dirt and infamy
  • In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
  • Derived terms

    * dirt bike * dirt nap * dirty * do someone dirt

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rare) To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty