(The MODERN spelling of) one of the shades of a prism, like red, blue, green, yellow, etc. Colors are decided by the amount of light that is absorbed or reflected by the human eye. Don't give me any crap about this "colour" shit and it being "the original spelling". Any educated person living in the 21st century knows that the word isn't pronounced "kul-oo-wer". It's 2 syllables: "kul-er" And stop bitching. After all, this is an American website. If it was European, I wouldn't care.
Steve: "The book says 'add two teaspoons of red dye for colour, and--'"
Jon: "What!?!? 'COLOUR'!?!? AAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!! @&%#$!!!! IT'S F*****NG COLOR!!!!!!!!!
by GameBoy83 May 17, 2006
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Listen up, you ignorant assholes...there's no right or wrong way to spell it.

It was originally "colour", but early Americans decided that the "u" was unnecessary, so they changed it to "color". What's so wrong about that...they thought it made a lot of sense. And what's wrong with the original spelling...obviously that's the way the Brits liked it!

I can't believe some of the postings on here...with the Brits calling us "lazy" and "stupid" for changing the spelling of a word, and with us calling them ridiculous because their version has an "extra letter"...for Pete's sake, it's a fucking WORD.

Language evolves over time, so deal with it and stop bitching about insignificant things, like everyday language. There's much more important stuff going on out there...
"Color" or "colour"...it's the same word either way.
by C-Mills June 13, 2007
1. The quality of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflected light; saturation or chroma; hue.

2. One of the words that's most popularly debated about the correct spelling of. Color vs Colour.

In the USA the spelling of the word is 'color'. Many "Yankophiles" (people that live outside of the USA, but admire the USA) also spell it this way.

In the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, etc. the correct spelling of the word is 'colour'.
Anglophiles in the USA (Americans that admire England) also spell the word 'colour'.

Simple as.
There's no real correct way to spell the word, if it's officially adopted as the correct spelling there. That's why in the US, they speak American-English, not exactly English per se.

Chatroom Session:

British person: So yh, mate. The colour of my car is red.

American person: wtf. u spelled color wrong.

British person: no, u did. the english language originated here. so colour is correct.

Open minded person: Shut up both of you. Both 'colour' and 'color' are both correct. You're on the internet speaking internationally, so technically they're both right.

British and American people: .....
by PERSANNNNNNA February 17, 2009
Miss-spelt version of colour. Originated as the use of the letter 'U' was a tad on the hard side for people to remember.
This is how not to spell colour.
by Matt March 04, 2005

*Symbol color, as in a color representing a group or a side.
"Man get some colors CJ!"
by Dave October 29, 2004
no no no that simply won't do, it's colour colOUR
colouring book, not coloring book.how yow lot rule the world when yow can't even bloody spell
by david w spencer. rev. December 07, 2005
An amazing album by Between the Buried and Me.
"Dude, have you bought Colors yet?"

"Of course I have! It's amazing".
by Disko Fish August 02, 2009

Colonial slang of 'colour'.
"Behold, for I cannot spell color correctly!"
by victorhadin March 25, 2003
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