Yellow vs Nonyellow - What's the difference?

yellow | nonyellow |

As adjectives the difference between yellow and nonyellow

is that yellow is having yellow as its colour while nonyellow is not yellow.

As a noun 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.

As a verb yellow

is to become yellow or more yellow.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Alternative forms

* yeallow (obsolete), yeller (slang)


  • 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


    * (lacking courage) cowardly


    * (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 }}


    (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.}}


    * (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,

    Derived terms

    * see yellow


  • 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 *




  • Not yellow.