yellow [yel-oh] /ˈyɛl oʊ/ Show IPA noun, adjective, yellower, yellowest, verb
a color like that of egg yolk, ripe lemons, etc.; the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 570 and 590 nm.
a yellow pigment or dye.
designating or pertaining to an Oriental person or Oriental peoples.
designating or pertaining to a person of mixed racial origin, especially of black and white heritage, whose skin is yellowish or yellowish brown.
having a sallow or yellowish complexion.
(of a newspaper, book, etc.) featuring articles, pictures, or other content that is sensational, especially morbidly or offensively so: yellow rags;
dishonest in editorial comment and the presentation of news, especially in sacrificing truth for sensationalism, as in yellow journalism; yellow press.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to make or become yellow:
Yellow the sheets with dye. The white stationery had yellowed with age.
before 900; 1895–1900 for def 9; Middle English yelou (adj. and noun), Old English geolo, geolu (adj.); cognate with Dutch geel, German gelb, Latin helvus pale-yellow; akin to Old Norse gulr
9. craven, timorous, fearful.