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  1. the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. turn blue Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. blue clothing; "she was wearing blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. tinged with blue or purple from cold or contusion; "the children's lips are blue from cold"; "a blue bruise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. morally rigorous and strict; "blue laws"; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A pedantic woman; a bluestocking. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Bluish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Literary; - applied to women; - an abbreviation of bluestocking. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Of the color of the clear sky; azure; low-spirited; dismal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. To make, or dye, blue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  33. 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.
  34. Of the color blue. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. BLUENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. Of a blue color. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. One of the prismatic colors. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To make blue. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Having the color of the clear sky. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. A primary colour of various shades; the azure sky. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. 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.
  44. One of the primary colours; azure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. Resembling blue; dejected. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  47. Literary; -- applied to women; -- an abbreviation of bluestocking. mso.anu.edu.au
  48. generally associated with purple ( Exodus 25:4 ; Exodus 26:1 Exodus 26:31 Exodus 26:36 , etc.). It is supposed to have been obtained from a shellfish of the Mediterranean, the Helix ianthina of Linnaeus. The robe of the high priest's ephod was to be all of this colour ( Exodus 28:31 ), also the loops of the curtains ( 26:4 ) and the ribbon of the breastplate ( 28:28 ). Blue cloths were also made for various sacred purposes ( Numbers 4:6 Numbers 4:7 Numbers 4:9 Numbers 4:11 Numbers 4:12 ). (See COLOUR .) biblestudytools.com
  49. A language proposed by Softech to meet the DoD Ironmanrequirements which led to Ada. ["On the BLUE LanguageSubmitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices13(10):10-15 (Oct 1978)]. foldoc_fs
  50. 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. dictgcide_fs
  51. Literary; applied to women; an abbreviation of bluestocking. dictgcide_fs
  52. 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. dictgcide_fs
  53. bl[=oo], n. the colour of the sky when unclouded--hence the sea, the sky, as in 'a bolt from the blue:' one of the seven primary colours.--adj. of the colour blue: learned, pedantic: indecent or obscene, as in blue stories.--ns. BLUE'-BEARD, a monster who murders a series of wives in Perrault's famous conte, before he is himself cut off: one who is 'unfortunate' with his wives after the fashion of Henry VIII.; BLUE'BELL, a plant that bears blue bell-shaped flowers; BLUE'-BIRD, a small American bird akin to the warblers; BLUE'-BLACK, black with a tinge of blue; BLUE'-BOOK, the name popularly applied to the reports and other papers printed by parliament, because usually stitched up in blue paper wrappers; BLUE'-BOT'TLE, a common name for the Blue Cornflower: a familiar name for a policeman or beadle; BLUE'-CAP, a fish of the salmon kind with blue spots on its head: the blue titmouse: (Shak.) a Scotchman, from his blue bonnet; BLUE'-EYE, a beautiful little bird in New South Wales, one or the honey-eaters; BLUE'-FISH, a fish of the family Scomberidæ, abundant on the east coast of North America.--n.pl. BLUE'-GOWNS, the name commonly given to a former class of privileged mendicants in Scotland--called also the King's Bedesmen.--ns. BLUE'-GRASS, a permanent grass found in Europe and North America; BLUE'-GUM, a kind of Eucalyptus; BLUE'-JACK'ET, a seaman in the navy, as distinguished from a marine; BLUE'-JAY, a common North American bird of the jay family; BLUE'NESS; BLUE'-NOSE, a nickname for a Nova Scotian; BLUE'-P[=E]'TER, a blue flag with white square in the centre, used in the navy as a signal for sailing; BLUE'PILL, a mercurial pill, used as a purgative in cases of torpid or inflamed liver; BLUE'-STOCK'ING, a name given to learned ladies who display their acquirements in a pedantic manner, to the neglect of womanly graces--about 1750 Mrs Montague and others began to substitute literary conversation for cards, and the name implying a disregard for the conventional costume of polite society was suggested by the blue stockings of Benjamin Stillingfleet--the French bas bleu is a translation; BLUE'-STONE, blue copperas, sulphate of copper; BLUE'-THROAT, or BLUE'-BREAST, a beautiful and melodious bird, nearly allied to the nightingale; BLUE'-WING, a kind of duck, either a sub-genus of Anas, or a special genus Cyanopterus--the best-known species, the Common or Lunate Blue-wing, the Blue-winged Teal of the United States.--adj. BL[=U]'ISH, slightly blue.--BLUE BLOOD, aristocratic blood--the sangre azul of the Spanish hidalgoes; BLUE BONNET, a round flat cap of blue woollen, much worn in Scotland: a blue-bonneted Scotch peasant or soldier; BLUE-BOTTLE FLY, the meat-fly or blow-fly; BLUE-COAT BOY, a scholar of Christ's Hospital--also (from the blue coat having formerly been the usual dress of servants) a servant, beadle, soldier; BLUE DEVIL, an evil demon: (pl.) deep despondency, the apparitions seen in delirium tremens; BLUE FUNK (slang), great terror; BLUE RIBBON, a term applied to any great prize, as the Derby stakes--from the blue ribbon worn by Knights of the Garter: the badge assumed by the so-called Blue Ribbon Army introduced from America in 1878; BLUE WATER, the deep sea, as opposed to port or a narrow channel.--LIGHT BLUE, and DARK BLUE, the distinctive colours in their athletic contests of Eton and Cambridge, and of Harrow and Oxford respectively; THE BLUES, the Royal Horse Guards; THE BLUES (for blue devils), a colloquial expression for depression of spirits.--TO BE A BLUE, to be chosen to represent Oxford or Cambridge at an inter-university contest in cricket, football, rowing, or athletics; AN OLD BLUE, one once so chosen.--TO DRINK TILL ALL'S BLUE, until everything around one looks blue; TO LOOK BLUE, to be down-spirited.--TRUE BLUE, faithful to the principles of the political party wearing blue as its colour, in many places identified with Conservative. [M. E. blew--O. Fr. bleu, of Teut. origin; as also Scand. blá, which gave M. E. bla, blo, and modern blae.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  54. Coloured like the sky or deep sea (also of things much paler, darker, &c., as smoke, distant hills, moonlight, bruise; & qualified by or qualifying other colours &c., as b.-black, deep b., NAVY b., Prussian b.); look b., nervous, depressed; b. funk, uncontrollable; true b., faithful; dressed in b. (Foot-Guards B.); the B. (squadron), one of three divisions (red, White, B.) of Navy; belonging to a particular political party, usu. tory; (of women) learned (see BLUESTOCKING); drink till all\'s b., to drunkenness. Bluebell, (Scotland& N. Eng.) light- blue- flowered Campanula growing in dry places& flowering in summer& autumn, harebell, (S. Eng.) wild hyacinth with blue or white flower growing in moist places& flowering in spring; b. blood, high birth; b.-book, Parliamentary or Privy-Council report; bluebottle, B. Cornflower, Meat fly or Blowfly; b.-coat boy, scholar in charity school, esp. Christ\'s Hospital; b. devils, depression; b. gum, kind of eucalyptus tree; bluejacket, seaman in Navy; b. light, firework used for signals; B. Mantle, one of four pursuivants of College of Arms; once in a b. moon, very rarely; b. mould, in certain cheeses when mature; B. Peter, b. flag with white square, hoisted before sailing; b. pill, mercurial& antibilious; b. ribbon, ribbon of the Garter, greatest honour in any sphere, sign of teetotalism; b.-rock, kind of pigeon; b. ruin, bad gin; bluestocking, woman having or affecting literary tastes& learning; b. water, open sea; b. -water school, strategists regarding the fleet as sufficient defence for Gt Britain. Hence bluish (2) a., blueness n. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. B. colour; b. pigment; b. powder used by laundresses; b. cloth &c.; the sky (bolt from the b.); the sea; (pl.) the Royal Horseguards; colour, member, of a political party; (badge given to) one who has represented his university in athletics &c.; =BLUE-stocking; (pl.) the dumps. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. Make b.; treat with laundress\'s b. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  57. Oxford b., dark; Cambridge b., light; the light, dark, bb., representatives or supporters of Cambridge, Oxford, in sporting contests; look b., (also) depressing (things looked b.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. (blu). A color more or less like the clear sky. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  59. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The colour of the clear sky; one of the seven primary colours;—pl. low spirits; melancholy. Cabinet Dictionary
  60. One of the seven original colours. Complete Dictionary

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