noun, adjective, verb (used with object), o·chred, o·chring.
verb (used with object), o·chered, o·cher·ing.
Origin of ocher
Related Words for ochrefawn, ginger, tan, toast, amber, brick, nut, buff, coffee, drab, dust, bronze, bay, ecru, beige, rust, copper, cinnamon, russet, puce
Examples from the Web for ochre
Contemporary Examples of ochre
The ochre spaghetti you get looks steampunk, but tastes just fine.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison
June 21, 2014
Our guide, Mouha, glanced up at the trail that disappeared far into the ochre uplands.On Foot in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
January 22, 2014
In this 1962 painting, called “Ochre and Black,” Gottlieb shows us pulling a face.AbEx with a Human Face
April 23, 2012
Historical Examples of ochre
Every day I wrote with him, first in red, and then in ochre to give him a rest.Droozle
All were profusely painted with chalk, ochre, and vermilion.The War Trail
To-day, they wear the ochre helmet, and show the profiles of Saracen warriors.The New Book Of Martyrs
The houses are of all colours from ochre to gray, and all sizes, and all architectures.Through Arctic Lapland
These formulas, however, contained a small percentage of umber and ochre.Paint Technology and Tests
Henry A. Gardner
- a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
- (as adjective)an ochre dress
Word Origin for ochre
noun, adjective, verb
type of clayey soil (much used in pigments), late 14c., from Old French ocre (c.1300) and directly from Late Latin ocra, from Latin ochra, from Greek ochra, from ochros "pale yellow," of unknown origin. As a color name, "brownish-yellow," it is attested from mid-15c. Related: Ochreous.