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Definitions of blue

  1. turn blue
  2. any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  3. blue clothing; " she was wearing blue"
  4. the color of the clear sky in the daytime; " he had eyes of bright blue"
  5. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; " the Union army was a vast blue"
  6. the sky as viewed during daylight; " he shot an arrow into the blue"
  7. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  8. tinged with blue or purple from cold or contusion; " the children's lips are blue from cold"; " a blue bruise"
  9. morally rigorous and strict; " blue laws"; " the puritan work ethic"; " puritanic distaste for alcohol"; " she was anything but puritanical in her behavior"
  10. used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War ( who wore blue uniforms); " a ragged blue line"
  11. Having the color of the clear sky, or a hue resembling it, whether lighter or darker; as, the deep, blue sea; as blue as a sapphire; blue violets.
  12. Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.
  13. Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.
  14. Severe or over strict in morals; gloom; as, blue and sour religionists; suiting one who is over strict in morals; inculcating an impracticable, severe, or gloomy mortality; as, blue laws.
  15. One of the seven colors into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism; the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that, whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color. Sometimes, poetically, the sky.
  16. Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.
  17. To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.
  18. Bluish.
  19. Pale, without redness or glare, - said of a flame; hence, of the color of burning brimstone, betokening the presence of ghosts or devils; as, the candle burns blue; the air was blue with oaths.
  20. Literary; - applied to women; - an abbreviation of bluestocking.
  21. Color of the clear sky; one of the three original or primary colors ( blue, yellow, and red) from which the others are made; a dye or paint which colors blue.
  22. To make, or dye, blue.
  23. The color of the sky when uncluded: one of the seven primary colors.
  24. Of the color blue.
  25. BLUENESS.
  26. Of a blue color.
  27. One of the prismatic colors.
  28. To make blue.
  29. Having the color of the clear sky.
  30. The color of the clear sky; azure; also, a dye or pigment of this color.
  31. Of a blue colour; sky- coloured; cast down or low in spirits; obscene.
  32. A primary colour of various shades; the azure sky.
  33. To make blue; to temper iron. The blues, lowness of spirits. True blue, genuine and thorough.
  34. One of the primary colours; azure.
  35. Resembling blue; dejected.

Usage examples for blue

  1. The blue- black of this sheet- iron stove makes the room look blue- black." – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  2. Branscombe Denham nodded, though there was a curious look in his pale blue eyes as he fixed them on his son. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  3. Sometimes your eyes are blue and sometimes gray. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  4. There are some blue signal- lights here. – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  5. " I'm blue as all git out about what's happened," says Hairoil. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  6. " It's blue," said Guerchard, holding it out. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  7. Not since the first morning had he turned his blue eyes toward Milly's gate. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  8. I wouldn't like to see that sort of sorry look in his dear dark- blue eyes. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  9. She shook her head, shrugged her shoulders, and opened wide her blue eyes. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  10. Why are you blue? – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  11. There was earnest interest in the blue eyes and the black. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  12. " Blue eyes like the sea," says another. – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  13. Logwood gives dark navy blue shades. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  14. Centre, five feet of light blue, clouded with medium. – How to make rugs by Candace Wheeler
  15. Blue eyes you say? – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  16. This red and blue, I mean. – A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
  17. You never would have guessed that they were really blue. – Us and the Bottleman by Edith Ballinger Price
  18. " There is one hope left," said Blue Eyes. – The Blue Rose Fairy Book by Maurice Baring
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