adjective, yel·low·er, yel·low·est.
- designating or pertaining to an Asian person or Asian peoples.
- designating or pertaining to a person of mixed racial origin, especially of black and white heritage.
- (of a newspaper, book, etc.) featuring articles, pictures, or other content that is sensational, especially morbidly or offensively so: yellow rags;yellow biographies.
- dishonest in editorial comment and the presentation of news, especially in sacrificing truth for sensationalism, as in yellow journalism; yellow press.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of yellow
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OTHER WORDS FROM yellowyel·low·ly, adverbyel·low·ness, noun
Words nearby yellow
Example sentences from the Web for yellow
“When I say everybody and their mama got court notices, the entire neighborhood of Harbour House had yellow court notices on every single mailbox.”She Was Sued Over Rent She Didn’t Owe. It Took Seven Court Dates to Prove She Was Right.|by Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette, and Talia Buford and Beena Raghavendran, ProPublica|August 25, 2020|ProPublica
It’s a species of mosquito that carries several deadly diseases, such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 22)|Singularity Hub Staff|August 22, 2020|Singularity Hub
The Hangzhou app asked people to self-report their travel and health information, and then gave them a color code of red, yellow, or green.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“We’ve seen some really beautiful bright yellows, sort of golden-orangey colors, through to some really deep purple,” Filomena Pettolino, a scientist on MacMillan’s team, told Australia’s ABC News.Scientists Gene-Hack Cotton Plants to Make Them Every Color of the Rainbow|Jason Dorrier|August 11, 2020|Singularity Hub
While our sun is called a yellow dwarf star, it’s not that small.
Yellow fever ravaged Philadelphia in first few weeks of October 1793.
A yellow hazardous material bin placed out on the lawn, just beyond some red tape reading “Danger Do Not Enter,” left no doubt.
“Americans thought then we were at the cutting edge figuring out typhus and yellow fever,” says Bennett.
Beyond medical board or nursing association certification, candidates must have a valid passport and yellow fever vaccination.
The first checkpoint was decked out in the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag and just inside the city limits.On the Bus: Ukraine’s Frontline Express Across the Battle Lines|Ted Phillips|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The harp can be made of wood, covered with gold paper, and strung with yellow cord.Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants|James H. Head
And yet there was one gleam of hope, feeble as the yellow flicker of the gas-lamp across the way.The Big Bow Mystery|I. Zangwill
The blossoms of this plant are bright red, usually more or less tinged with yellow.Flowers of Mountain and Plain|Edith S. Clements
Her face was yellow; her eyes were sunken and dull; her hands trembled.A Daughter of the Vine|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
South of the river the yellow strata are more distinctly developed.Buffalo Land|W. E. Webb