Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Color-blind adjective Affected with color blindness. See Color blindness , under Color , noun
Coloration noun The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored. Bacon.
The females . . . resemble each other in their general type of coloration .
Colorature noun [ Confer German coloratur , from Late Latin coloratura .] (Mus.) Vocal music colored , as it were, by florid ornaments, runs, or rapid passages.
Colored adjective 1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.
The lime rod, colored as the glede.
The colored rainbow arched wide. 2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description. Sir G. C. Lewis.
His colored crime with craft to cloke. 3. Of some other color than black or white. 4. (Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; specifically applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people. 5. (Botany) Of some other color than green.
Colored , meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green.
» In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is. Wood.
Colorific adjective [ Latin color color + facere to make: confer French colorifique .] Capable of communicating color or tint to other bodies.
Colorimeter noun [ Color + -meter : confer French colorimètre .] An instrument for measuring the depth of the color of anything, especially of a liquid, by comparison with a standard liquid.
[ See Colorimeter
.] 1. The quantitative determination of the depth of color of a substance. 2. A method of quantitative chemical analysis based upon the comparison of the depth of color of a solution with that of a standard liquid.
Coloring noun 1. The act of applying color to; also, that which produces color. 2. Change of appearance as by addition of color; appearance; show; disguise; misrepresentation.
Tell the whole story without coloring or gloss. Dead coloring
. See under Dead .
[ Confer French coloriste
.] One who colors; an artist who excels in the use of colors; one to whom coloring is of prime importance.
Titian, Paul Veronese, Van Dyck, and the rest of the good colorists .
1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water. 2. Free from any manifestation of partial or peculiar sentiment or feeling; not disclosing likes, dislikes, prejudice, etc.; as, colorless music; a colorless style; definitions should be colorless .
; plural Colormen
. A vender of paints, etc. Simmonds.
[ Confer French colossal
, Latin colosseus
. See Colossus
.] 1. Of enormous size; gigantic; huge; as, a colossal statue.
stride." Motley. 2. (Sculpture & Painting) Of a size larger than heroic. See Heroic .
Colossean adjective Colossal. [ R.]
[ Neut., from Latin colosseus
gigantic. See Coliseum
.] The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome.
[ Also written Coliseum
, English Colossuses
. [ Latin , from Greek ....] 1. A statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome, the Colossus of Apollo at Rhodes.
He doth bestride the narrow world
Like a colossus .
» There is no authority for the statement that the legs of the Colossus at Rhodes extended over the mouth of the harbor. Dr. Wm. Smith. 2. Any man or beast of gigantic size.
Colostrum noun [ Latin , biestings.] (Medicine) (a) The first milk secreted after delivery; biestings. (b) A mixture of turpentine and the yolk of an egg, formerly used as an emulsion.
Colotomy noun [ Greek ... colon + ... cutting.] (Surg.) An operation for opening the colon
Colportage noun [ French] The distribution of religious books, tracts, etc., by colporteurs.
Colporteur noun [ French colporteur one who carries on his neck, from colporter to carry on one's neck; col (L. collum ) neck + porter (L. portare ) to carry.] A hawker; specifically, one who travels about selling and distributing religious tracts and books.
[ French col
neck + English staff
. Confer Coll
.] A staff by means of which a burden is borne by two persons on their shoulders.
[ Middle English colt
a young horse, ass, or camel, Anglo-Saxon colt
; confer dial. Swedish kullt
a boy, lad.] 1. The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes distinctively applied to the male, filly being the female. Confer Foal .
» In sporting circles it is usual to reckon the age of colts from some arbitrary date, as from January 1, or May 1, next preceding the birth of the animal. 2. A young, foolish fellow. Shak. 3. A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy. Ham. Nav. Encyc. Colt's tooth
, an imperfect or superfluous tooth in young horses.
-- To cast one's colt's tooth
, to cease from youthful wantonness.
"Your colt's tooth
is not cast yet." Shak.
-- To have a colt's tooth
, to be wanton. Chaucer.
Colt intransitive verb To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
They shook off their bridles and began to colt .
Colt transitive verb
1. To horse; to get with young. Shak. 2. To befool. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Colt pistol (Firearms) A self-loading or semi-automatic pistol with removable magazine in the handle holding seven cartridges. The recoil extracts and ejects the empty cartridge case, and reloads ready for another shot. Called also Browning, & Colt-Browning , pistol .
Colt revolver (Firearms) A revolver made according to a system using a patented revolving cylinder, holding six cartridges, patented by Samuel Colt, an American inventor, in 1835. With various modifications, it has for many years been the standard for the United States army.
Colt's tooth See under Colt .
[ Anglo-Saxon culter
, from Latin culter
plowshare, knife. Confer Cutlass
.] A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.
[ Written also coulter
Coltish adjective Like a colt; wanton; frisky.
He was all coltish , full of ragery.
Coltsfoot noun (Botany) A perennial herb ( Tussilago Farfara ), whose leaves and rootstock are sometimes employed in medicine. Butterbur coltsfoot (Botany) , a European plant ( Petasites vulgaris ).
Coluber noun [ Latin , a serpent.] (Zoology) A genus of harmless serpents. » Linnæus placed in this genus all serpents, whether venomous or not, whose scales beneath the tail are arranged in pairs; but by modern writers it is greatly restricted.
Colubrine adjective [ Latin colubrinus .]
1. (Zoology) like or related to snakes of the genus Coluber. 2. Like a snake; cunning; crafty. Johnson.
Colugo noun [ Prob. an aboriginal name.] (Zoology) A peculiar East Indian mammal ( Galleopithecus volans ), having along the sides, connecting the fore and hind limbs, a parachutelike membrane, by means of which it is able to make long leaps, like the flying squirrel; -- called also flying lemur .
Columba noun (Medicine) See Calumba .
[ Latin See Columbary
.] (Rom. Antiq.) (a) A dovecote or pigeon house. (b) A sepulchral chamber with niches for holding cinerary urns.
; plural Columbaries
. [ Latin columbarium
, from columba
a dove.] A dovecote; a pigeon house. Sir T. Browne.
[ Confer French colombate
. See Columbium
.] (Chemistry) A salt of columbic acid; a niobate. See Columbium .
[ From Kolumbatz
, a mountain in Germany.] (Zoology) See Buffalo fly , under Buffalo .
Columbella noun [ New Latin , dim. of Latin columba a dove. So called from a fancied resemblance in color and form, of some species.] (Zoology) A genus of univalve shells, abundant in tropical seas. Some species, as Columbella mercatoria , were formerly used as shell money.
Columbia noun America; the United States; -- a poetical appellation given in honor of Columbus , the discoverer. Dr. T. Dwight.
Columbiad noun [ From Columbia the United States.] (Mil.) A form of seacoast cannon; a long, chambered gun designed for throwing shot or shells with heavy charges of powder, at high angles of elevation. » Since the War of 1812 the Columbiad has been much modified, especially by General Rodman, and the improved form now used in seacoast defense is often called the Rodman gun .
[ From Columbia
.] Of or pertaining to the United States, or to America.
[ From Columbium
.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or containing, columbium or niobium; niobic. Columbic acid (Chemistry)
, a weak acid derived from columbic or niobic oxide, Nb 2 O 5 ; -- called also niobic acid .
Columbiferous adjective [ Columbium + -ferous .] Producing or containing columbium.
Columbin noun (Chemistry) A white, crystalline, bitter substance. See Calumbin .
Columbæ noun plural ; [ Latin columba pigeon.] (Zoology) An order of birds, including the pigeons.