* yeallow (obsolete), yeller (slang)
Having yellow as its colour.
- A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought / First fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf.
* 1911', , "The green eye of the little ' yellow god,"
- The line of yellow light dies fast away.
* 1962' (quoting '''c. 1398 text), (Hans Kurath) & Sherman M. Kuhn, eds., ''(Middle English Dictionary) , Ann Arbor, Mich.: (University of Michigan Press), , page 1242:
- 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.
(lb) Lacking courage.
- 773;', '''d?r?''' adj. & n.
Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.
* 2004 , Doreen Carvajal, "
- You yellow bastards! Come back here and take what's coming to you!
Photo edict muffles gossipy press," International Herald Tribune , 4 Oct. (retrieved 29 July 2008),
Asian (relating to Asian people).
* 1933 September 9, (James Thurber), “My Life and Hard Times—VI. A Sequence of Servants”, in The New Yorker :
- 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.
Related to the .
* 2012' March 2, Andrew Grice, "
- 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.
'''Yellow rebels take on Clegg over NHS 'betrayal'", ''The Independent
- yellow constituencies
- The black-yellow coalition
* (lacking courage) cowardly
* (having yellow as its colour) nonyellow, unyellow
, double yellow lines
, high yellow
, yellow anemone
, yellow-bellied sapsucker
, yellow bile
, yellow-billed loon
, yellow birch
, yellow-breasted chat
, yellow brick road
, yellow cake
, yellow card
, yellow dog
, yellow dog contract
, yellow dwarf
, yellow-eyed penguin
, yellow fever
, yellow-green alga
, 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
, yellow terror
, yellow-throated warbler
, yellow warbler
, yellow wood anemone
, yellow woodland anemone
(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
(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
- 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.
, date=April 15
, author=Saj Chowdhury
, title=Norwich 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest
, work=BBC Sport
, 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.}}
* (intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights) amber (British)
* (intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights) red, green
* (color) bronze yellow, cadmium yellow, fast yellow AB, quinoline yellow, school bus yellow, sulfur yellow, sulphur yellow, taxi yellow, yellow-green,
* see yellow
To become yellow or more yellow.
* 1977 , (Alistair Horne), A Savage War of Peace , New York Review Books 2006, page 47:
To make (something) yellow or more yellow.
- 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.
All pages with yellow as a prefix
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.
In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
- honours thrown away upon dirt and infamy
* dirt bike
* dirt nap
* do someone dirt
(rare) To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty