From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishyellowyel‧low1 /ˈjeləʊ $ -loʊ/ ●●● S2 W3 adjective 1 CChaving the colour of butter or the middle part of an egg yellow flowers → chrome yellow, → lemon yellow at lemon2, → primrose yellow at primrose(2)2 SSRINSULT not polite an offensive way of describing the skin colour of people from parts of Asia3 (also yellow-bellied) informalBRAVE not brave SYN cowardly
Examples from the Corpusyellow• They were wearing bright yellow coats because of the rain.• Imagine that you can see the yellow glow of the warm sun through your closed eyes.• The hen with yellow legs in his room on his documents and books was too much one day.• There are, however, to be yellow lines at certain corners in Juniper Green.• Colouration: Golden upper surface occasionally with red tints, pale yellow lower surface.• I opened my eyes and saw a set of long yellow teeth glowing right in front of my face.yellowyellow2 ●●● S3 W3 noun [countable, uncountable] CCthe colour of butter or the middle part of an egg Yellow doesn’t suit me at all. The room was decorated in a variety of reds, blues, and yellows.
Examples from the Corpusyellow• Warm reds and yellows create a lively setting.• By the time I reached the small town of Pinedale the blue sky had been blotted out by ugly, sulphurous yellow.• The autumn afternoon was paling and the ivy that covered the façade of number 63 dripped with yellows and browns.yellowyellow3 verb [intransitive, transitive] CCto become yellow, or to make something become yellow The paper had yellowed with age.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusyellow• Centuries-old varnish had yellowed and darkened, discolouring the original palette and weakening the composition's depth.• They have bloomed well, but now the foliage is yellowing and they need pruning.• Fresh green growths should not be cut down, but any stems that have yellowed and withered can be cleared away.• Here were the upright golden flames of the poplars lining the road, and the willows yellowing down by the creek.• The two bedside tables were covered by stacks of magazines, yellowing newspapers, books and legal pads.• The yellowed parchment becomes a light-filled emptiness.Origin yellow1 Old English geolu