Definition of "ochre" []

  • Variant of ocher. (noun)
  • Any of various natural earths containing ferric oxide, silica, and alumina: used as yellow or red pigments (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A moderate yellow-orange to orange colour (noun)
  • (as adjective) (noun)
  • To colour with ochre (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ochre" in a sentence
  • "E'en as a fresco one sees drawn on a wall, painted in ochre,"
  • "-- This alludes to the mode of taking the tithe of cattle, which were made to pass singly through a narrow gateway, where a person with a rod, dipped in ochre, stood, and counting them, marked the back of every tenth beast, whether male or female, sound or unsound."
  • "But, while the people who shop at Walmart and Target make no bones about their purchases: Oprah books, self-help, Grisham, Dan Brown, Danielle Steel, Koontz, etc. (so those stores only stock those titles), those who shop at Indigo want to feel as though they’re of a certain “lifestyle” (so the store puts in couches and offers lattes) and colours the walls whatever yuppy ochre is current."