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Meaning of BLUE

Pronunciation:  bloo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  2. [n]  the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
  3. [n]  blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"
  4. [n]  the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
  5. [n]  any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue"
  6. [n]  the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue"
  7. [n]  used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  8. [adj]  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"
  9. [adj]  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"
  10. [adj]  characterized by or marked with a bluish color; "a blue fox"; "the great blue whale"; "a blue spruce"
  11. [adj]  tinged with blue or purple from cold or contusion; "the children's lips are blue from cold"; "a blue bruise"
  12. [adj]  characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
  13. [adj]  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"
  14. [adj]  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"
  15. [adj]  used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line"
  16. [adj]  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"
  17. [adj]  wearing blue; "the painting is called `the blue boy'"; "the blue team"
  18. [v]  turn blue

BLUE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: amobarbital sodium, Amytal, aristocratic, aristocratical, blasphemous, blue air, blue angel, blue sky, blue-blooded, blueing, blueish, blueness, bluing, bluish, cheerless, chromatic, colored, colorful, coloured, dark, dark-blue, dejected, depressed, depressing, dirty, disconsolate, dismal, dispirited, dispiriting, down in the mouth, down(p), downcast, downhearted, gamey, gamy, gentle, gloomy, grim, in color(p), juicy, light-blue, low, low-spirited, naughty, noble, northern, patrician, profane, racy, risque, sexy, spicy, uncheerful, wild blue yonder
 See Also: amobarbital, apparel, aqua, aquamarine, article of clothing, azure, cerulean, chromatic color, chromatic colour, clothes, clothing, cobalt blue, color, colour, dark blue, discolor, discolour, dye, dyestuff, genus Lycaena, greenish blue, lazuline, Lycaena, lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly, navy, navy blue, organisation, organization, Payne's gray, peacock blue, powder blue, Prussian blue, purplish blue, royal blue, sapphire, sky, sky-blue, spectral color, spectral colour, steel blue, turquoise, ultramarine, Union Army, vesture, wear, wearing apparel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blue\, a. [Compar. {Bluer}; superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla,
    blo, blew, blue, Sw. bl?, D. blauw, OHG. bl?o, G. blau; but
    influenced in form by F. bleu, from OHG. bl[=a]o.]
    1. 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. ``The blue firmament.''
    2. 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.
    3. Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.
    4. Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as,
       thongs looked blue. [Colloq.]
    5. 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.
    6. Literary; -- applied to women; -- an abbreviation of
       bluestocking. [Colloq.]
             The ladies were very blue and well informed.
    {Blue asbestus}. See {Crocidolite}.
    {Blue black}, of, or having, a very dark blue color, almost
    {Blue blood}. See under {Blood}.
    {Blue buck} (Zo["o]l.), a small South African antelope
       ({Cephalophus pygm[ae]us}); also applied to a larger
       species ({[AE]goceras leucoph[ae]u}s); the blaubok.
    {Blue cod} (Zo["o]l.), the buffalo cod.
    {Blue crab} (Zo["o]l.), the common edible crab of the
       Atlantic coast of the United States ({Callinectes
    {Blue curls} (Bot.), a common plant ({Trichostema
       dichotomum}), resembling pennyroyal, and hence called also
       {bastard pennyroyal}.
    {Blue devils}, apparitions supposed to be seen by persons
       suffering with {delirium tremens}; hence, very low
       spirits. ``Can Gumbo shut the hall door upon blue devils,
       or lay them all in a red sea of claret?'' --Thackeray.
    {Blue gage}. See under {Gage}, a plum.
    {Blue gum}, an Australian myrtaceous tree ({Eucalyptus
       globulus}), of the loftiest proportions, now cultivated in
       tropical and warm temperate regions for its timber, and as
       a protection against malaria. The essential oil is
       beginning to be used in medicine. The timber is very
       useful. See {Eucalyptus}.
    {Blue jack}, {Blue stone}, blue vitriol; sulphate of copper.
    {Blue jacket}, a man-of war's man; a sailor wearing a naval
    {Blue jaundice}. See under {Jaundice}.
    {Blue laws}, a name first used in the eighteenth century to
       describe certain supposititious laws of extreme rigor
       reported to have been enacted in New Haven; hence, any
       puritanical laws. [U. S.]
    {Blue light}, a composition which burns with a brilliant blue
       flame; -- used in pyrotechnics and as a night signal at
       sea, and in military operations.
    {Blue mantle} (Her.), one of the four pursuivants of the
       English college of arms; -- so called from the color of
       his official robes.
    {Blue mass}, a preparation of mercury from which is formed
       the blue pill. --McElrath.
    {Blue mold}, or mould, the blue fungus ({Aspergillus
       glaucus}) which grows on cheese. --Brande & C.
    {Blue Monday}, a Monday following a Sunday of dissipation, or
       itself given to dissipation (as the Monday before Lent).
    {Blue ointment} (Med.), mercurial ointment.
    {Blue Peter} (British Marine), a blue flag with a white
       square in the center, used as a signal for sailing, to
       recall boats, etc. It is a corruption of blue repeater,
       one of the British signal flags.
    {Blue pill}. (Med.)
       (a) A pill of prepared mercury, used as an aperient, etc.
       (b) Blue mass.
    {Blue ribbon}.
       (a) The ribbon worn by members of the order of the Garter;
           -- hence, a member of that order.
       (b) Anything the attainment of which is an object of great
           ambition; a distinction; a prize. ``These
           [scholarships] were the --blue ribbon of the
           college.'' --Farrar.
       (c) The distinctive badge of certain temperance or total
           abstinence organizations, as of the --Blue ribbon
    {Blue ruin}, utter ruin; also, gin. [Eng. Slang] --Carlyle.
    {Blue spar} (Min.), azure spar; lazulite. See {Lazulite}.
    {Blue thrush} (Zo["o]l.), a European and Asiatic thrush
       ({Petrocossyphus cyaneas}).
    {Blue verditer}. See {Verditer}.
    {Blue vitriol} (Chem.), sulphate of copper, a violet blue
       crystallized salt, used in electric batteries, calico
       printing, etc.
    {Blue water}, the open ocean.
    {To look blue}, to look disheartened or dejected.
    {True blue}, genuine and thorough; not modified, nor mixed;
       not spurious; specifically, of uncompromising
       Presbyterianism, blue being the color adopted by the
       For his religion . . . 'T was Presbyterian, true blue.
  2. \Blue\ (bl[=u]), n.
    1. 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.
    2. A pedantic woman; a bluestocking. [Colloq.]
    3. pl. [Short for blue devils.] Low spirits; a fit of
       despondency; melancholy. [Colloq.]
    {Berlin blue}, Prussian blue.
    {Mineral blue}. See under {Mineral}.
    {Prussian blue}. See under {Prussian}.
  3. \Blue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blued}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by
    heating, as metals, etc.
Computing Dictionary

A language proposed by Softech to meet the dod ironman requirements which led to ada. ["On the BLUE Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):10-15 (Oct 1978)].

Easton Bible Dictionary

generally associated with purple (Ex. 25:4; 26:1, 31, 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 (Ex. 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 (Num. 4:6, 7, 9, 11, 12). (See COLOUR.)

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