• (Britain, politics) Related to the Liberal Democrats.

    "yellow constituencies"

  • (informal) Lacking courage.
  • (dated, US) High yellow.
  • Having yellow as its colour.
  • (chiefly derogatory, offensive) Far East Asian (relating to Asian people).
  • (Germany, politics) Related to the Free Democratic Party.

    "The black-yellow coalition"

  • (publishing, journalism) Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.


  • (US) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.
  • (sports) yellow card
  • The colour of gold or butter; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.
  • (pocket billiards) One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of pool that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow[s] and red[s]); contrast stripes and solids in the originally American version with numbered balls).
  • (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 2 points.


  • (transitive) To make (something) yellow or more yellow.
  • (intransitive) To become yellow or more yellow.

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