umber

7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grayling \Gray"ling\, noun [From {Gray}, adjective]

1. (Zool.) A European fish ({Thymallus vulgaris}), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; -- called also {umber}. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish.

And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there a grayling. --Tennyson.

2. (Zool.) An American fish of the genus {Thymallus}, having similar habits to the above; one species ({T. Ontariensis}), inhabits several streams in Michigan; another ({T. montanus}), is found in the Yellowstone region.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Umbrere \Um*brere\, Umbriere \Um*briere\, noun [F. ombre a shade, L. umbra; cf. F. ombrelle a sunshade, OF. also ombri['e]re. See {Umbrella}.] In ancient armor, a visor, or projection like the peak of a cap, to which a face guard was sometimes attached. This was sometimes fixed, and sometimes moved freely upon the helmet and could be raised like the beaver. Called also {umber}, and umbril. [Obs.]

But only vented up her umbriere. --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Umber \Um"ber\, noun [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d'ombre, It. terra d'ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.]

1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called {burnt umber}; when not heated, it is called {raw umber}. See {Burnt umber}, below.

2. An umbrere. [Obs.]

3. [F. ombre, umbre, L. umbra.] (Zool.) See {Grayling}, 1.

4. [Cf. NL. scopus umbretta, F. ombrette; probably fr. L. umbra shade, in allusion to its dark brown color. See {Umber} a pigment.] (Zool.) An African wading bird ({Scopus umbretta}) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also {umbrette}, {umbre}, and {umber bird}.

{Burnt umber} (Paint.), a pigment made by burning raw umber, which is changed by this process from an olive brown to a bright reddish brown.

{Cologne umber}, or {German umber}, a brown pigment obtained from lignite. See {Cologne earth}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Umber \Um"ber\, adjective Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky.

Their harps are of the umber shade That hides the blush of waking day. --J. R. Drake.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Umber \Um"ber\, verb (used with an object) To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over one's face. --B. Jonson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

colorful \colorful\ adjective

1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled}]

Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5]

2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of {colorless} or {dull}. [Narrower terms: {brave, fine, gay, glorious}; {flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained}; {flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty}; {picturesque}] [WordNet 1.5]

3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of {colorless} and {monochrome}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {tinted}; {touched, tinged}; {amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown}; {amethyst}; {auburn, reddish-brown}; {aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden}; {azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue}; {bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome}; {blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue}; {blushful, blush-colored, rosy}; {bottle-green}; {bronze, bronzy}; {brown, brownish, dark-brown}; {buff}; {canary, canary-yellow}; {caramel, caramel brown}; {carnation}; {chartreuse}; {chestnut}; {dun}; {earth-colored, earthlike}; {fuscous}; {green, greenish, light-green, dark-green}; {jade, jade-green}; {khaki}; {lavender, lilac}; {mauve}; {moss green, mosstone}; {motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured}; {mousy, mouse-colored}; {ocher, ochre}; {olive-brown}; {olive-drab}; {olive}; {orange, orangish}; {peacock-blue}; {pink, pinkish}; {purple, violet, purplish}; {red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet}; {red, reddish}; {rose, roseate}; {rose-red}; {rust, rusty, rust-colored}; {snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown}; {sorrel, brownish-orange}; {stone, stone-gray}; {straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured}; {tan}; {tangerine}; {tawny}; {ultramarine}; {umber}; {vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red}; {yellow, yellowish}; {yellow-green}; {avocado}; {bay}; {beige}; {blae bluish-black or gray-blue)}; {coral}; {creamy}; {cress green, cresson, watercress}; {hazel}; {honey, honey-colored}; {hued(postnominal)}; {magenta}; {maroon}; {pea-green}; {russet}; {sage, sage-green}; {sea-green}] [Also See: {chromatic}, {colored}, {dark}, {light}.]

Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

umber

adjective

1: of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments

noun

1: an earth pigment

2: a medium brown to dark-brown color [syn: {chocolate}, {coffee}, {deep brown}, {umber}, {burnt umber}]

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