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Definitions of blue

  1. To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make, or dye, blue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To make blue. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. To make blue; to temper iron. The blues, lowness of spirits. True blue, genuine and thorough. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Literary; - applied to women; - an abbreviation of bluestocking. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. blue clothing; "she was wearing blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. The color of the sky when uncluded: one of the seven primary colors. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. BLUENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. One of the prismatic colors. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. The color of the clear sky; azure; also, a dye or pigment of this color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A primary colour of various shades; the azure sky. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. One of the primary colours; azure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. Of the color blue. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Of a blue color. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Having the color of the clear sky. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Of a blue colour; sky-coloured; cast down or low in spirits; obscene. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Resembling blue; dejected. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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
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