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Meaning & Definition of Blue in English

English

Blue

/blu/

noun

1. Blue color or pigment

  • Resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
  • "He had eyes of bright blue"
    synonym:
  • blue
  • ,
  • blueness

2. Blue clothing

  • "She was wearing blue"
    synonym:
  • blue

3. Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue

  • "The union army was a vast blue"
    synonym:
  • blue

4. The sky as viewed during daylight

  • "He shot an arrow into the blue"
    synonym:
  • blue sky
  • ,
  • blue
  • ,
  • blue air
  • ,
  • wild blue yonder

5. Used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge

    synonym:
  • bluing
  • ,
  • blueing
  • ,
  • blue

6. The sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate

  • Used as a sedative and a hypnotic
    synonym:
  • amobarbital sodium
  • ,
  • blue
  • ,
  • blue angel
  • ,
  • blue devil
  • ,
  • Amytal

7. Any of numerous small butterflies of the family lycaenidae

    synonym:
  • blue

verb

1. Turn blue

    synonym:
  • blue

adjective

1. Of the color intermediate between green and violet

  • 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"
    synonym:
  • blue
  • ,
  • bluish
  • ,
  • blueish

2. Used to signify the union forces in the american civil war (who wore blue uniforms)

  • "A ragged blue line"
    synonym:
  • blue

3. Filled with melancholy and despondency

  • "Gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
  • "Gloomy predictions"
  • "A gloomy silence"
  • "Took a grim view of the economy"
  • "The darkening mood"
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • blue
  • ,
  • depressed
  • ,
  • dispirited
  • ,
  • down(p)
  • ,
  • downcast
  • ,
  • downhearted
  • ,
  • down in the mouth
  • ,
  • low
  • ,
  • low-spirited

4. Characterized by profanity or cursing

  • "Foul-mouthed and blasphemous"
  • "Blue language"
  • "Profane words"
    synonym:
  • blasphemous
  • ,
  • blue
  • ,
  • profane

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • blue
  • ,
  • gamy
  • ,
  • gamey
  • ,
  • juicy
  • ,
  • naughty
  • ,
  • racy
  • ,
  • risque
  • ,
  • spicy

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • aristocratic
  • ,
  • aristocratical
  • ,
  • blue
  • ,
  • blue-blooded
  • ,
  • gentle
  • ,
  • patrician

7. Morally rigorous and strict

  • "The puritan work ethic"
  • "Puritanic distaste for alcohol"
  • "She was anything but puritanical in her behavior"
    synonym:
  • blue(a)
  • ,
  • puritanic
  • ,
  • puritanical

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • blue
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • dingy
  • ,
  • disconsolate
  • ,
  • dismal
  • ,
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • sorry
  • ,
  • drab
  • ,
  • drear
  • ,
  • dreary

Examples of using

Your skin is artificially blue as is your hair.
The building is blue.
Don't touch this blue button.