Definitions of violet

  1. of a color midway between red and blue
  2. a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum
  3. any of numerous low- growing small- flowered violas
  4. Any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy ( Viola tricolor).
  5. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum.
  6. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color.
  7. Any one of numerous species of small violet- colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or Rusticus, and allied genera.
  8. Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined.
  9. A well known lowgrowing plant with heartshaped leaves, which in spring bears purple, white, or yellow blossoms; a color like that of the purple violet.
  10. Of a bluish purple color.
  11. Of the color of the violet, bluish or light purple.
  12. A plant of many species, in most of which the flower is of some shade of purple; its flower; a bluish purple color.
  13. Of the color of a violet, or of a pale purple.
  14. Of the color of violet.
  15. A low growing plant, with flowers typically of a purplish blue color.
  16. A color seen at the end of the spectrum opposite the red.
  17. Dark blue, inclining to red.
  18. A herbaceous plant and flower of the genus viola, of many species; a colour produced by mixing blue and red.
  19. A plant of many species having beautiful flowers, the flowers of the one most cultivated having a fragrant smell; one of the primitive colours.
  20. Of a dark- blue inclining to red; of the colour of the sweet violet.

Usage examples for violet

  1. The elder child was a girl, whom, because she was of a tender and modest disposition, and was thought to be very beautiful, her parents, and other people who were familiar with her, used to call Violet. – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  2. Then came Violet and Laddie. – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  3. The Early Violet- is an old French variety, everywhere esteemed; it has sixteen synonyms; fruit high- flavored. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  4. Yes, answered Violet; mamma shall see the new little girl. – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  5. He had always gone to some woman;- in old days to Lady Laura, or to Violet Effingham, or to Madame Goesler. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  6. Me estate is mostly bog, and the ould place has fallen down, saving only the stable- but there's the breath of the seas that comes over the heather in the morning, and there's the violet of your dear eyes in the hills. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  7. Misty on the blue plain lay Padua, a sleeping city, white and violet- remote now and in every sense below her and her concerns. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  8. I acknowledge no husband, says Cecil, with just one flash from her violet eyes. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  9. " But it was a good one," said Violet. – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  10. " No, it should not be so difficult- for you," she answered, with a flash of her violet eyes. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  11. She wore a dark violet coat and skirt and a black hat. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  12. The drooping, violet figure straightened abruptly, and the Major felt for the moment as if he could have kicked Cleek with pleasure. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  13. You are positively mad this afternoon, Violet! – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. Especially when I thought of having to-" " Fight the Green Violet alone! – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  15. " Violet," he said, " you have taken me rather by surprise." – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. This was their little daughter Violet, whose presence in their home made it beautiful and stately, and whose absence, they thought, would have made a palace dull. – Violet: A Fairy Story by Caroline Snowden Guild
  17. The only change he would have asked would have been in the expression of those violet eyes of hers when they looked at him. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  18. She was a Greek girl of the ancient type, with violet eyes, fair cheeks, and dark hair. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  19. Here it is, Violet! – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  20. There was intense longing in her lovely violet eyes as she asked these questions, but she quickly dropped her lids, and only her hands, trembling in her lap, betrayed that she felt more than casual interest. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly