colored meaning

  • Colored or coloured is a term used in the United States and the United Kingdom to refer to black people (i.e., persons of sub-Saharan African ancestry; members of the black race).
  • In other English-speaking countries, the term has varied meanings.

    Definition of colored in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcoloredsPREcolo-SUF-red
    1. (US, now dated and offensive) A colored person.
      1. (laundry) A colored article of clothing.
      2. Verb
        1. simple past tense and past participle of color.
        2. AdjectiveCOMmore coloredSUPmost colored
          1. Having a color.
            1. Wash colored items separately from whites and darks to prevent the colors from bleeding.
          2. Having a particular color or kind of color.
            1. The room was colored red, with a dark-colored rug.
          3. Having prominent colors; colorful.
            1. The singer wore a colored shirt.
          4. Influenced pervasively but subtly.
            1. My opinions are colored by my upbringing.
          5. (US, now dated and potentially offensive) Of skin color other than the white; in particular: black.
            1. Being of an older generation, they considered themselves "colored ladies".
          6. (South Africa, potentially offensive) Of neither black nor white skin color.
            1. Most of the colored community speaks Afrikaans, whereas languages like Xhosa or Venda are typically spoken by blacks and English is spoken mostly by whites.
          7. (chiefly historical) Designated for use by colored people (in either the US or South African sense).
            1. a colored drinking fountain; a colored hospital
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Max is an expressive huge-eyed black ball of kinetic kittenness who pops against each page’s bright, differently colored background.
            • The brown colored immunospots corresponding to the cells secreting IFN-γ and IL-4 were counted manually under a dissection microscope.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Participles
                    • Past participles
                    • Verb simple past forms
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                1. en coloreds
                2. en colored egg
                3. en colored eggs
                4. en colored pencil
                5. en colored pencils
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of colored for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "colored" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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