noun (used with a singular verb)
- yellowstone falls,
- yellowstone lake,
- yellowstone national park,
Origin of yellows
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)
Origin of yellow
Examples from the Web for yellows
There were bright greens, yellows, oranges, and reds -- all marching down the runway.Ralph Lauren Spring Summer 2014: Black, White, and Bright|Isabel Wilkinson|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lawrence Osborne on the tragedy and surreal beauty of the political battle between the opposing Yellows and Reds.
Greens and yellows made by the admixture of chrome are apt to be crude as compared with those in which cadmium was used.The Painter in Oil|Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
If her sun-room is done in yellows and orange and greens, nothing will look better than cream-white as a costume.Woman as Decoration|Emily Burbank
It consists of a rude checkerboard design, or, rather, of a diagonal lozenge pattern in reds and yellows.The Old Franciscan Missions Of California|George Wharton James
It is striped in reds and yellows, and when the sun strikes it it glitters like a ball of fire.The Girl From the Marsh Croft|Selma Lagerlf
A name for yellow he applied to dark orange and thence to a list of colors through to yellows lightest and most delicate tint.The Seminole Indians of Florida|Clay MacCauley
noun (functioning as singular)
Word Origin for yellow
"to become yellow," Old English geoluwian, from the source of yellow (adj.). Related: Yellowed; yellowing.
Old English geolu, geolwe, from Proto-Germanic *gelwaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German gelo, Middle Dutch ghele, Dutch geel, Middle High German gel, German gelb, Old Norse gulr, Swedish gul "yellow"), from PIE *ghel- "yellow, green" (see Chloe).
Meaning "light-skinned" (of blacks) first recorded 1808. Applied to Asiatics since 1787, though the first recorded reference is to Turkish words for inhabitants of India. Yellow peril translates German die gelbe gefahr. Sense of "cowardly" is 1856, of unknown origin; the color was traditionally associated rather with treachery. Yellow-bellied "cowardly" is from 1924, probably a rhyming reduplication of yellow; earlier yellow-belly was a sailor's name for a half-caste (1867) and a Texas term for Mexican soldiers (1842, based on the color of their uniforms). Yellow dog "mongrel" is attested from c.1770; slang sense of "contemptible person" first recorded 1881. Yellow fever attested from 1748, American English (jaundice is a symptom).