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blue

adjective

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2 feeling unhappiness
  • a cold, dreary day always leaves me blue

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3 hinting at or intended to call to mind matters regarded as indecent
  • a lighthearted comedy with a few moments of blue humor

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blue

noun

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1 the expanse of air surrounding the earth
  • the plane flew off into the blue and was never seen again

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2 the whole body of salt water that covers nearly three-fourths of the earth
  • pirate ships that sailed the vasty blue in search of treasure

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The first known use of blue was in the 13th century

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blue

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“Blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blue. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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