colour vs discolor what difference

what is difference between colour and discolor

English

Alternative forms

  • color (American spelling)

Pronunciation

Homophone: culler

Noun

colour (countable and uncountable, plural colours) (British spelling, Canadian spelling)

  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Britain standard spelling of color.

Adjective

colour (not comparable)

  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Britain standard spelling of color.

Related terms

  • colourimeter

Verb

colour (third-person singular simple present colours, present participle colouring, simple past and past participle coloured)

  1. Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Britain standard spelling of color.

Derived terms

Anagrams

  • courol, ur-cool

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • colur, color, culur, coler, coloure, kolour

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman colur, from Latin color.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kuˈluːr/, /ˈkulur/

Noun

colour (plural colours or coloures)

  1. colour, hue, shade
  2. pigment, dye (substance for colouring)
  3. method (literary or rhetorical)
  4. justification, explanation (often feigned)

Descendants

  • English: color, colour
  • Scots: colour

References

  • “cǒlǒur, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-30.

See also


Old French

Noun

colour f (oblique plural colours, nominative singular colour, nominative plural colours)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of color


English

Alternative forms

  • discolour

Etymology

From Old French descolorer, des- + colorer

Verb

discolor (third-person singular simple present discolors, present participle discoloring, simple past and past participle discolored)

  1. (American spelling) To change or lose color.
    Washing light laundry with dark may cause your clothes to discolor.
    A bad enough bruise can discolor the skin.

Translations


Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdis.ko.lor/, [ˈd̪ɪs̠kɔɫ̪ɔɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈdis.ko.lor/, [ˈd̪iskɔlɔr]

Adjective

discolor (genitive discolōris); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. having a different colour
  2. variegated

Declension

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

References

  • discolor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • discolor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • discolor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • discolor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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