- the flag that indicates nationality
- military the ceremony of hoisting or lowering the colours
- to refuse to admit defeat
- to declare openly one's opinions or allegiances
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How to use colours in a sentence
During the Boer War, Canadians flocked to the colours to defend the British Empire.Canada Comes to the Rescue of Great Britain, Again|Andrew Roberts|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The unwanted blooms are at odds with his plans for a garden replicating the calming colours of an Impressionist painting.
You can buy them in a multitude of different colours and they cost 20 euros, or roughly $30.
Liking for a single colour is a considerably smaller display of mind than an appreciation of the relation of two colours.
Admiration for brilliant colours, for moving things, such as feathers, is common to the two.
Directly after them came a lot of palace attendants in curious hats and long robes of all colours of the rainbow.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
The colours of the rainbow shone there in pale tints, and the flaring sunshine could not enter.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
In 1881 the appearance of the figures was improved by their being painted in correct colours.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell