blue

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1blue

adjective \ˈblü\

: having the color of the clear sky

: sad or unhappy

blu·er blu·est

Full Definition of BLUE

1
:  of the color blue
2
a :  bluish <the blue haze of tobacco smoke>
b :  discolored by or as if by bruising <blue with cold>
c :  bluish gray <a blue cat>
3
a :  low in spirits :  melancholy
b :  marked by low spirits :  depressing <a blue funk> <things looked blue>
4
:  wearing blue
5
of a woman :  learned, intellectual
7
a :  profane, indecent <blue movie>
b :  off-color, risqué <blue jokes>
8
:  of, relating to, or used in blues <a blue song>
9
:  tending to support Democrats in a general election <blue states>
blue·ly adverb
blue·ness noun
blue in the face
:  extremely exasperated

Examples of BLUE

  1. <shocked at the blue banter she heard on that satellite-radio talk show>
  2. <a cold, dreary day always leaves me blue>

Origin of BLUE

Middle English, from Anglo-French blef, blew, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German blāo blue; akin to Latin flavus yellow
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

2blue

noun

: the color of the clear sky

the blue : the sky or the sea

Full Definition of BLUE

1
:  a color whose hue is that of the clear sky or that of the portion of the color spectrum lying between green and violet
2
a :  a pigment or dye that colors blue
b :  bluing
3
a :  blue clothing or cloth
b plural :  a blue costume or uniform
4
a :  a Union soldier in the American Civil War
b often capitalized :  the Union army
5
a (1) :  sky (2) :  the far distance <disappeared into the blue>
b :  sea
6
:  a blue object
8
:  any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies (family Lycaenidae)
9
:  bluefish
10
out of the blue
:  without advance notice :  unexpectedly <the job offer came out of the blue>

Examples of BLUE

  1. Her favorite color is blue.
  2. a mixture of blues and greens
  3. They sailed off into the blue.

First Known Use of BLUE

13th century

Related to BLUE

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

3blue

verb
blued blue·ing or blu·ing

Definition of BLUE

transitive verb
:  to make blue
intransitive verb
:  to turn blue

First Known Use of BLUE

1606

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