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yellow

1. any of a group of colours that vary in saturation but have the same hue. They lie in the approximate wavelength range 585--575 nanometres. Yellow is the complementary colour of blue and with cyan and magenta forms a set of primary colours
2. yellow cloth or clothing
3. the yolk of an egg
4. a yellow ball in snooker, etc.
5. any of a group of pieridine butterflies the males of which have yellow or yellowish wings, esp the clouded yellows (Colias spp.) and the brimstone
6. having a yellowish skin; Mongoloid

What does it mean when you dream about the color yellow?

Yellow usually represents energy, vigor, and enthusiasm. This color also has a negative connotation, indicating cowardice.

yellow

[yel·ō]
(optics)
The hue evoked in an average observer by monochromatic radiation having a wavelength in the approximate range from 577 to 597 nanometers; however, the same sensation can be produced in a variety of other ways.

yellow

color symbolizing cowardice. [Western Culture: Misc.]

yellow

color of fecundity, relating to yellow sun and earth. [Eastern Color Symbolism: Binder, 78]

yellow

color symbolizing jealousy. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 1704]

yellow

color marking doors of convicted traitors. [Fr. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1171]

Yellow

A language from SRI proposed to meet the Ironman requirements which led to Ada.

["On the YELLOW Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):22-26, Oct 1978].

Yellow

(dreams)
Depending on the details of the dream, the color yellow could have positive or negative connotations. If the dream has a pleasant or happy mood, the yellow could represent enthusiasm, energy, vigor, and harmony. However, if the dream had an undesirable tone, the yellow could represent fear and the inability to make a decision or take action.
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I sat down in the middle of the garden, where snakes could scarcely approach unseen, and leaned my back against a warm yellow pumpkin.
But see how closely, so far, each detail tallies with the world-old story of the hegira of the yellow race.
The river, which had a certain amount of troubled yellow light in it, ran with great force; bulky barges floated down swiftly escorted by tugs; police boats shot past everything; the wind went with the current.
Tastes differ," murmured the dragonette, slowly drooping its scaley eyelids over its yellow eyes, until they looked like half-moons.
Then they had to go into the back rooms occupied by Billina's nine Dorothys and two Daniels, who were all plump yellow chickens and greeted the visitors very politely.
The mighty head swung slowly around until the yellow eyes rested upon the man.
I made no sign, but out of the corner of my eye I saw that the Yellow Handkerchief had discovered the emptiness of the pocket which had hitherto overawed him.
Bartley held the yellow wine against the light and squinted into it as he turned the glass slowly about.
Down at the South is the red Country of the Quadlings, and here, in the West, the yellow Country of the Winkies.
He said that she would be of great size and of a yellow shade.
Why, as for that," answered the yellow hen thoughtfully, "I've clucked and cackled all my life, and never spoken a word before this morning, that I can remember.
Outside the dazzling snow and sunshine, inside the bright room and happy faces--I thought of those yellow fogs and shivered.