colour vs semblance what difference

what is difference between colour and semblance

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

  • semblaunce

Etymology

From Middle English semblaunce, from Old French semblance, from semblant, present participle of sembler.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛm.bləns/

Noun

semblance (countable and uncountable, plural semblances)

  1. likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
  2. the way something looks; appearance; form

Synonyms

  • (likeness): veneer

Related terms

Translations

References

Further reading

  • semblance in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • semblance in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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