Definitions of blue

  1. the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
  2. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; " an aristocratic family"; " aristocratic Bostonians"; " aristocratic government"; " a blue family"; " blue blood"; " the blue- blooded aristocracy"; " of gentle blood"; " patrician landholders of the American South"; " aristocratic bearing"; " aristocratic features"; " patrician tastes"
  3. characterized by profanity or cursing; " foul- mouthed and blasphemous"; " blue language"; " profane words"
  4. turn blue
  5. any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  6. blue clothing; " she was wearing blue"
  7. the color of the clear sky in the daytime; " he had eyes of bright blue"
  8. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; " the Union army was a vast blue"
  9. the sky as viewed during daylight; " he shot an arrow into the blue"
  10. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  11. causing dejection; " a blue day"; " the dark days of the war"; " a week of rainy depressing weather"; " a disconsolate winter landscape"; " the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; " a dark gloomy day"; " grim rainy weather"
  12. having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; " October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; " a blue flame"; " blue haze of tobacco smoke"
  13. tinged with blue or purple from cold or contusion; " the children's lips are blue from cold"; " a blue bruise"
  14. low in spirits; " lonely and blue in a strange city"; " depressed by the loss of his job"; " a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; " downcast after his defeat"; " feeling discouraged and downhearted"
  15. morally rigorous and strict; " blue laws"; " the puritan work ethic"; " puritanic distaste for alcohol"; " she was anything but puritanical in her behavior"
  16. suggestive of sexual impropriety; " a blue movie"; " blue jokes"; " he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; " a juicy scandal"; " a naughty wink"; " naughty words"; " racy anecdotes"; " a risque story"; " spicy gossip"
  17. used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War ( who wore blue uniforms); " a ragged blue line"
  18. 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.
  19. Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.
  20. Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.
  24. Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.
  25. To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.
  26. Bluish.
  27. 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.
  28. Literary; - applied to women; - an abbreviation of bluestocking.
  29. Of the color of the clear sky; azure; low- spirited; dismal.
  30. 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.
  31. To make, or dye, blue.
  32. 1. Azure, the color of the clear sky, one of the primary colors of the spectrum between the indigo and the green. 2. Having the color of the sky, of the color blue. 3. Cyanotic.
  33. The color of the sky when uncluded: one of the seven primary colors.
  34. Of the color blue.
  36. Of a blue color.
  37. One of the prismatic colors.
  38. To make blue.
  39. Having the color of the clear sky.
  40. The color of the clear sky; azure; also, a dye or pigment of this color.
  41. Of a blue colour; sky- coloured; cast down or low in spirits; obscene.
  42. A primary colour of various shades; the azure sky.
  43. To make blue; to temper iron. The blues, lowness of spirits. True blue, genuine and thorough.
  44. One of the primary colours; azure.
  45. 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. 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
  3. Logwood gives dark navy blue shades. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  4. 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
  5. " Blue eyes like the sea," says another. – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  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, i, Sir," the Mate answered and sung out to one of his 'prentices to take the blue light box back into the cabin. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  9. 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
  10. Sometimes your eyes are blue and sometimes gray. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  11. Why are you blue – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  12. This red and blue I mean. – A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
  13. You never would have guessed that they were really blue – Us and the Bottleman by Edith Ballinger Price
  14. " You're looking blue to- night," commented the latter. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  15. " I'm blue as all git out about what's happened," says Hairoil. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  16. There are some blue signal- lights here. – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  17. She shook her head, shrugged her shoulders, and opened wide her blue eyes. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  18. " There is one hope left," said Blue Eyes. – The Blue Rose Fairy Book by Maurice Baring
  19. Centre, five feet of light blue clouded with medium. – How to make rugs by Candace Wheeler
  20. Blue eyes you say? – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry