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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
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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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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].
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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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
But when I was first hatched out no one could tell whether I was going to be a hen or a rooster; so the little boy at the farm where I was born called me Bill, and made a pet of me because I was the only yellow chicken in the whole brood.
"Oh, I don't mind it in the least," returned the yellow hen.
Don't forget, monsieur, that there is no chimney in The Yellow Room.
"We have, without interrupting him, allowed Daddy Jacques to recount to us roughly all he knows about the crime of The Yellow Room.
As we talked we had been approaching the entrance to the cave, and as we crossed the threshold I ceased to wonder that the ancient green enemies of the yellow men had been halted by the horrors of that awful way.
"In the meantime," I continued, "I may discover some means of winning my way alone to the land of the yellow men, but if I am unsuccessful one life only will have been sacrificed.
Dorothy told the girl Ruler how successful they had been in their quest until they came to the item of the yellow butterfly, which the Tin Woodman positively refused to sacrifice to the magic potion.
The Winkies were sorry to have them go, and they had grown so fond of the Tin Woodman that they begged him to stay and rule over them and the Yellow Land of the West.
You see, Tal, the papers in this yellow covering, told of an old buried city that the bald-headed professor--the-man- with-no-hair-on-his-head--is very anxious to discover.
Just then Toto, who had been growling to himself in a cross way, gave a sharp bark and flew at the yellow hen, who ruffled her feathers and let out such an angry screech that Dorothy was startled.
Yellow Handkerchief approached me, and, pointing out his village on the Point Pedro beach, gave me to understand that if I turned the Reindeer in that direction and put them ashore, they, in turn, would go to bailing.
It is dull work giving orders and trying to describe the bright visions of one's brain to a person who has no visions and no brain, and who thinks a yellow bed should be calceolarias edged with blue.