- yellow [yel′ō]adj.[ME yelwe < OE geolu, akin to Ger gelb < IE base * ĝhel-, to gleam, yellow, green, blue > Gr cholos, gall, L helvus, tawny]1. of the color of gold, butter, or ripe lemons2. changed to a yellowish color as by age, as old paper3. having a yellowish pigmentation of the skin☆ 4. Informal cowardly; craven☆ 5. [see YELLOW JOURNALISM] cheaply sensational: said of certain newspapersn.1. a yellow color; color lying between orange and green in the color spectrum2. a pigment or dye that is yellow or capable of producing yellow3. the yolk of an egg4. [pl.] any of several fungous or viral diseases of plants, causing yellowing of the leaves, stunting of growth, etc.5. [pl.] jaundice, esp. in farm animalsvt., vi.to make or become yellowyellownessn.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.