beige


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

beige

1. Literally, a light gray-brown color. I'm sick of these beige walls—I think I want to repaint them a nice shade of blue.
2. Bland, dull, or boring. That outfit is just so beige. Can't we jazz it up a little, maybe add some sparkle?

beige

(beʒ)
mod. boring; insipid. (see also vanilla.) This day is way beige! Bag it!
References in periodicals archive ?
"The Beige woman is feminine, educated and worldly.
Administrative staff: Beige jacket, trousers and black shoes.
Beige Market Intelligence is new-age provider of competitive business intelligence, working across various industry verticals.
The beige adipocyte is a type of adipose cell described by the ability to induce these cells to produce heat and increase energy expenditure.
It is likely that the phenotypic switch is caused by several mechanisms: (a) inhibition of progenitor proliferation and differentiation into additional thermogenic fat cells; (b) regulated cell death of existing thermogenic fat cells; and (c) remaining brown and beige fat cells taking on a more "white fat--like" morphology, with reduced mitochondrial contents and enlarged lipid droplets.
"So finding a way to turn the white fat into "beige" and burn the energy that normally we store would have high therapeutic potential for the treatment of obesity and its related diseases," he added.
The Beige Book will be referred to the Fed's decision-making Federal Open Market Committee when it convenes April 30 and May 1.
Since the previous Beige Book report, activity in the New York and Philadelphia districts rebounded from the immediate impacts of Hurricane Sandy.
Richard Bartlett of Bartlett, Hartley and Mulkey Architects PA described the tile as "Jura Stone Light Beige (light tan) and Jura Stone Blue-gray," both of which originated in Germany.
The study found that beige fat is genetically distinct from "brown fat," which also burns calories to generate heat.
Keywords: business forecasts, great recession, beige book, payroll data
The special edition CLASSY STYLE features a sand beige interior with high-quality upgrades, such as exclusive sand beige seats with leather side supports.
A PAINTER who helped decorate the water tower at Cardiff Central station with its once distinctive daffodil design has criticised as "dull" plans to paint to paint the landmark beige and brown.
Beige in colour, Le Rable Craie tiles are warm yet subtle in tone.
Commercial real estate conditions remained weak or little changed in most parts of the country, while New York, Minneapolis and Dallas districts noted improvement, according to the Federal Reserve's Beige Book.