HyperDic: blue

English > 16 senses of the word blue:
ADJECTIVEallblue, bluish, blueishof the color intermediate between green and violet
allblueused to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
allblue, gloomy, grim, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spiritedfilled with melancholy and despondency
allblue, blasphemous, profanecharacterized by profanity or cursing
allblue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicysuggestive of sexual impropriety
allblue, aristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patricianbelonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
allblue, puritanic, puritanicalmorally rigorous and strict
allblue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearycausing dejection
NOUNattributeblue, bluenessblue color or pigment
artifactblueblue clothing
groupblueany organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue
objectblue, blue sky, blue air, wild blue yonderthe sky as viewed during daylight
substanceblue, bluing, blueingused to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
artifactblue, amobarbital sodium, blue angel, blue devil, Amytalthe sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate
animalblueany of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
VERBchangeblueturn blue
blue > pronunciation
Soundsbluw'
Rhymesbleu ... Zulu: 18 rhymes with luw...
English > blue: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky.
Examples
  • "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson
  • "a blue flame"
  • "blue haze of tobacco smoke"
Synonymsbluish, blueish
BroaderchromaticBeing or having or characterized by hue
Spanishazul, azulado, azul celeste, celeste
Catalanblau, blau cel, blavenc, blavís, blavós
Nounsbluenessblue color or pigment
English > blue: 16 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUsed to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms).
Example"a ragged blue line"
BroadernorthernIn or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
Spanishazul
Catalanblau
English > blue: 16 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFilled with melancholy and despondency.
Example "lonely and blue in a strange city"
Synonymsgloomy, grim, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
Broaderdejectedaffected or marked by low spirits
Spanishbajo, decaído, deprimida, deprimido, desalentado, desanimado
Catalanabatut, aclaparat, alacaigut, capbaix, capmoix, deprimit, desanimat, descoratjat, pansit
English > blue: 16 senses > adjective 4
MeaningCharacterized by profanity or cursing.
Example "blue language"
Synonymsblasphemous, profane
Broaderdirty(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
Spanishblasfemo, profano
Catalanblasfem, profà
English > blue: 16 senses > adjective 5
MeaningSuggestive of sexual impropriety.
Examples
  • "a blue movie"
  • "blue jokes"
Synonymsgamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy
Broadersexymarked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
Spanishpicante, pícaro, verde
Catalanpicant, verd
English > blue: 16 senses > adjective 6
Meaningbelonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy.
Examples
  • "a blue family"
  • "blue blood"
  • "the blue-blooded aristocracy"
Synonymsaristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician
BroadernobleOf or belonging to or constituting / constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
Spanisharistocrática, aristocrático
Catalanaristocràtic
English > blue: 16 senses > adjective 7
Meaningmorally rigorous and strict.
Synonymspuritanic, puritanical
Broadernonindulgent, strictCharacterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
Spanishconservador, puritano, tradicional
Catalanconservador, purità, tradicional
English > blue: 16 senses > adjective 8
MeaningCausing dejection.
Example"a blue day"
Synonymsdark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary
Broaderdepressing, cheerless, uncheerfulCausing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Spanishdeprimente, desalentador, desconsolado, macabro, negro, oscuro, triste
Catalandepriment, desconsolat, descoratjador, macabre, negre, obscur, trist
English > blue: 16 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningBlue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime.
Example"he had eyes of bright blue"
Synonymblueness
NarrowerPrussian blueA dark greenish-blue color
azure, cerulean, sapphire, lazuline, sky-blueA light shade of blue
dark blue, navy, navy blueA dark shade of blue
greenish blue, aqua, aquamarine, turquoise, cobalt blue, peacock blueA shade of blue tinged with green
powder blueA pale blue color with grey in it
purplish blue, royal blueA shade of blue tinged with purple
steel blueA greyish blue color
ultramarineA vivid blue to purple-blue color
Broaderchromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colourA color that has hue
Spanishazul
Catalanblau, blavor
Verbsblueturn blue
English > blue: 16 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningblue clothing.
Example"she was wearing blue"
Broaderclothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habilimentA covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Spanishazul
Catalanblau
English > blue: 16 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningAny organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue.
Example"the Union army was a vast blue"
NarrowerUnion ArmyThe northern army during the American Civil War
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
English > blue: 16 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningThe sky as viewed during daylight.
Example"he shot an arrow into the blue"
Synonymsblue sky, blue air, wild blue yonder
BroaderskyThe atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
Spanishazul del cielo, blue air, cielo azul
Catalanblue air
English > blue: 16 senses > noun 5, substance
MeaningUsed to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge.
Synonymsbluing, blueing
Broaderdye, dyestuffA usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
Spanishazulete, azul
Catalanblau de la roba, blauet, blau, blavet
English > blue: 16 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic.
Synonymsamobarbital sodium, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal
BroaderamobarbitalA barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects
Spanishamobarbital
Catalanamobarbital
English > blue: 16 senses > noun 7, animal
MeaningAny of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
Member ofLycaena, genus Lycaenatype genus of the Lycaenidae
Broaderlycaenid, lycaenid butterflyAny of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
Spanishazul
English > blue: 16 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningTurn blue.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderdiscolor, discolour, colour, colorchange color, often in an undesired manner
Spanishazular, azulear
Catalanblavejar, emblavir
Nounsblueblue color or pigment
bluinga process that makes something blue (or bluish)

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