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blue

noun

1 blue

Blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime:
— He had eyes of bright blue.

synonym: blueness.

Roget 438: blue etc. adj.; garter-blue; watchet.    [Pigments] ultramarine, smalt, cobalt, cyanogen [Chem]; Prussian blue, syenite blue; bice, indigo; ... show more

Dutch: hemelsblauw, lazuur, azuur, blauw
Polish: niebieskość



2 blue

Blue clothing.

3 blue

Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue.

4 blue

The sky as viewed during daylight:
— He shot an arrow into the blue.

synonyms: blue air, blue sky, wild blue yonder.

5 blue

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

synonyms: blueing, bluing.

Dutch: blauwsel

6 blue

The sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic.

synonyms: amobarbital sodium, Amytal, blue angel, blue devil.

7 blue

Any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.

Polish: modraszek

verb

1 blue

Turn blue.

Dutch: blauwen

adjective

1 blue

Of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky:
— October's bright blue weather.
— A blue flame.
— Blue haze of tobacco smoke.

synonyms: blueish, bluish.

Roget 438: blue, azure, cerulean; sky-blue, sky-colored, sky-dyed; cerulescent; powder blue, bluish; atmospheric, retiring; cold.   

Roget 490: knowing etc. v.; cognitive; acroamatic.    aware of, cognizant of, conscious of; acquainted with, made acquainted with; privy to, no stranger to; au fait with, au courant; ... show more

Polish: niebny, niebieski

2 blue

Used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms).

3 blue

Filled with melancholy and despondency:
— Lonely and blue in a strange city.

synonyms: depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited.

Polish: chmurny, ponury, posępny

4 blue

Characterized by profanity or cursing:
— Blue language.

synonyms: blasphemous, profane.

Polish: bluźnierczy

5 blue

Suggestive of sexual impropriety:
— A blue movie.
— Blue jokes.

synonyms: gamey, gamy, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy.

6 blue

Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy:
— A blue family.
— Blue blood.
— The blue-blooded aristocracy.

synonyms: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician.

Polish: szlachecki

7 blue

Morally rigorous and strict:
— Blue laws.

synonyms: puritanic, puritanical.

Polish: purytański

8 blue

Causing dejection:
— A blue day.

synonyms: dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry.

Polish: mroczny


Moby thesaurus: Alice blue, Amytal, Amytal pill, Brunswick blue, Caelus, Capri blue, Chinese blue, Copenhagen blue, Demerol, Dolophine, Dresden blue, Fescennine, French blue, Gobelin blue, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn, Nembutal ... show more.

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