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Yellow vs. Pale

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Yellowadjective

Having yellow as its colour.

Paleadjective

Light in color.

‘I have pale yellow wallpaper.’; ‘She had pale skin because she didn't get much sunlight.’;

Yellowadjective

(informal) Lacking courage.

Paleadjective

(of human skin) Having a pallor (a light color, especially due to sickness, shock, fright etc.).

‘His face turned pale after hearing about his mother's death.’;

Yellowadjective

Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.

Paleadjective

Feeble, faint.

‘He is but a pale shadow of his former self.’;

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Yellowadjective

Far East Asian relating to Asian people.

Paleverb

(intransitive) To turn pale; to lose colour.

Yellowadjective

Of mixed Aboriginal and Caucasian ancestry.

Paleverb

(intransitive) To become insignificant.

Yellowadjective

High yellow.

Paleverb

(transitive) To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.

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Yellowadjective

Related to the Liberal Democrats.

‘yellow constituencies’;

Paleverb

To enclose with pales, or as if with pales; to encircle or encompass; to fence off.

Yellowadjective

(politics) Related to the Free Democratic Party of Germany.

‘the black-yellow coalition’;

Palenoun

(obsolete) Paleness; pallor.

Yellownoun

The colour of gold, butter, or a lemon; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.

Palenoun

A wooden stake; a picket.

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Yellownoun

(US) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.

Palenoun

(archaic) Fence made from wooden stake; palisade.

Yellownoun

(snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 2 points.

Palenoun

(by extension) Limits, bounds (especially before of).

Yellownoun

(pocket billiards) One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of pool that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow(s) and red(s)); contrast stripes and solids in the originally American version with numbered balls).

Palenoun

The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase beyond the pale.

Yellownoun

(sports) A yellow card.

Palenoun

(heraldry) A vertical band down the middle of a shield.

Yellowverb

(intransitive) To become yellow or more yellow.

Palenoun

(archaic) A territory or defensive area within a specific boundary or under a given jurisdiction.

Yellowverb

(transitive) To make (something) yellow or more yellow.

Palenoun

(historical) The parts of Ireland under English jurisdiction.

Yellowadjective

Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green.

‘Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress.’; ‘A sweaty reaper from his tillage broughtFirst fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf.’; ‘The line of yellow light dies fast away.’;

Palenoun

(historical) The territory around Calais under English control (from the 14th to 16th centuries).

Yellowadjective

Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he has a yellow streak.

Palenoun

(historical) A portion of Russia in which Jews were permitted to live.

Yellowadjective

Sensational; - said of some newspapers, their makers, etc.; as, yellow journal, journalism, etc.

Palenoun

(archaic) The jurisdiction (territorial or otherwise) of an authority.

Yellownoun

A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green.

Palenoun

A cheese scoop.

Yellownoun

A yellow pigment.

Palenoun

A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.

Yellowverb

To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.

Paleadjective

Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.

‘Speechless he stood and pale.’; ‘They are not of complexion red or pale.’;

Yellowverb

To become yellow or yellower.

Paleadjective

Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.

‘The night, methinks, is but the daylight sick;It looks a little paler.’;

Yellownoun

the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons

Palenoun

Paleness; pallor.

Yellowverb

turn yellow;

‘The pages of the book began to yellow’;

Palenoun

A pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or inclosing; a picket.

‘Deer creep through when a pale tumbles down.’;

Yellowadjective

similar to the color of an egg yolk

Palenoun

That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.

Yellowadjective

easily frightened

Palenoun

A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; - often used figuratively.

Yellowadjective

changed to a yellowish color by age;

‘yellowed parchment’;

Palenoun

A region within specified bounds, whether or not enclosed or demarcated.

Yellowadjective

typical of tabloids;

‘sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal’; ‘yellow journalism’;

Palenoun

A stripe or band, as on a garment.

Yellowadjective

cowardly or treacherous;

‘the little yellow stain of treason’; ‘too yellow to stand and fight’;

Palenoun

One of the greater ordinaries, being a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.

Yellowadjective

affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc

Palenoun

A cheese scoop.

Yellowadjective

of the colour between green and orange in the spectrum, a primary subtractive colour complementary to blue; coloured like ripe lemons or egg yolks

‘curly yellow hair’;

Palenoun

A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.

Yellowadjective

having a naturally yellowish or olive skin (as used to describe Chinese or Japanese people).

Paleverb

To turn pale; to lose color or luster.

‘Apt to pale at a trodden worm.’;

Yellowadjective

denoting a warning of danger which is thought to be near but not actually imminent

‘he put Camp Visoko on yellow alert’;

Paleverb

To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.

‘The glowworm shows the matin to be near,And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire.’;

Yellowadjective

not brave; cowardly

‘he'd better get back there quick and prove he's not yellow’;

Paleverb

To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.

‘[Your isle, which stands] ribbed and paled inWith rocks unscalable and roaring waters.’;

Yellowadjective

showing jealousy or suspicion.

Palenoun

a wooden strip forming part of a fence

Yellowadjective

(of a style of writing, especially in journalism) lurid and sensational

‘he based his judgement on headlines and yellow journalism’;

Paleverb

turn pale, as if in fear

Yellownoun

yellow colour or pigment

‘the craft detonated in a blaze of red and yellow’; ‘a wide range of colours from rich vibrant reds, yellows, blues, and greens to more unexpected pastel shades’;

Paleadjective

very light colored; highly diluted with white;

‘pale seagreen’; ‘pale blue eyes’;

Yellownoun

yellow clothes or material

‘everyone dresses in yellow’;

Paleadjective

(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;

‘the pale light of a half moon’; ‘a pale sun’; ‘the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street’; ‘a pallid sky’; ‘the pale (or wan) stars’; ‘the wan light of dawn’;

Yellownoun

a yellow ball or piece in a game or sport, especially the yellow ball in snooker

‘he missed an easy yellow in frame four’;

Paleadjective

lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness;

‘a pale rendition of the aria’; ‘pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender’; ‘a pallid performance’;

Yellownoun

used in names of moths or butterflies that are mainly yellow in colour.

Paleadjective

abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress;

‘the pallid face of the invalid’; ‘her wan face suddenly flushed’;

Yellownoun

any of a number of plant diseases in which the leaves turn yellow, typically caused by viruses and transmitted by insects.

Paleadjective

not full or rich;

‘high, pale, pure and lovely song’;

Yellowverb

become yellow, especially with age

‘the cream paint was beginning to yellow’;

Paleadjective

light in colour or shade; containing little colour or pigment

‘choose pale floral patterns for walls’;

Yellow

Yellow is the color between orange and green on the spectrum of visible light. It is evoked by light with a dominant wavelength of roughly 575–585 nm.

Paleadjective

(of a person or their complexion) having less colour than usual, typically as a result of shock, fear, or ill health

‘she looked pale and drawn’;

Paleadjective

(of a light) not strong or bright

‘a pale dawn’;

Paleadjective

inferior or unimpressive

‘the new cheese is a pale imitation of continental cheeses’;

Paleverb

become pale in one's face from shock or fear

‘I paled at the thought of what she might say’;

Paleverb

seem or become less important

‘all else pales by comparison’;

Palenoun

a wooden stake or post used with others to form a fence.

Palenoun

a conceptual boundary

‘bring these things back within the pale of decency’;

Palenoun

an area within determined bounds, or subject to a particular jurisdiction.

Palenoun

another term for English Pale

Palenoun

the areas of Russia to which Jewish residence was formerly restricted.

Palenoun

a broad vertical stripe down the middle of a shield.

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