The rays, to speak properly, are not colored; in
them there is nothing else than a certain power and
disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that
color. --Sir I.
2. To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a
false appearance to; usually, to give a specious
appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make
plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were
colored by his prejudices.
He colors the falsehood of [AE]neas by an express
command from Jupiter to forsake the queen. --Dryden.
3. To hide. [Obs.]
That by his fellowship he color might Both his
estate and love from skill of any wight. --Spenser.
The lime rod, colored as the glede. --Chaucer.
The colored rainbow arched wide. --Spenser.
2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a
highly colored description. --Sir G. C. Lewis.
His colored crime with craft to cloke. --Spenser.
3. Of some other color than black or white.
4. (Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; specifically
applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a
colored man; the colored people.
5. (Bot.) Of some other color than green.
Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some
other color than green. --Gray.
Note: In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white