yellow


yellow
   This colour carries few meanings in English lore, and no beliefs are attached to it. In the Middle Ages it stood for jealousy and treachery, and in the 19th and 20th centuries for cowardice; 'yellow-belly' is a mocking nickname for people of marshy districts, comparing them to frogs. In America a yellow *rib-bon indicates loyalty to an absent soldier or prisoner; this symbolism is spreading in Britain.

A Dictionary of English folklore. . 2014.

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  • Yellow — Yel low (y[e^]l l[ o]), a. [Compar. {Yellower} (y[e^]l l[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Yellowest}.] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus light bay …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yellow — Yel low, n. 1. A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green. A long motley coat guarded with yellow. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A yellow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellow — [yel′ō] adj. [ME yelwe < OE geolu, akin to Ger gelb < IE base * ĝhel , to gleam, yellow, green, blue > Gr cholos, gall, L helvus, tawny] 1. of the color of gold, butter, or ripe lemons 2. changed to a yellowish color as by age, as old… …   English World dictionary

  • yellow — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of the colour between green and orange in the spectrum, as of egg yolks or ripe lemons. 2) offensive having a yellowish or olive skin (as used to describe Chinese or Japanese people). 3) referring to a warning of danger which is… …   English terms dictionary

  • Yellow — Yel low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Yellowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yellowing}.] To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Yellow — Yel low, v. i. To become yellow or yellower. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellow — [adj1] cowardly chicken*, craven, deceitful, gutless, lily livered*, low, offensive, pusillanimous, sneaking, treacherous, tricky, unethical, unprincipled; concepts 267,401 Ant. bold, brave, confident yellow [n/adj2] sunny color amber, bisque,… …   New thesaurus