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  Definition of Blue
  1. any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  2. the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
  3. blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"
  4. the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
  5. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue"
  6. the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue"
  7. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  8. turn blue
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
  12. 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"
  13. 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
  14. used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line"
  15. 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"
Similar Words: amobarbital sodium, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal, blueness, blue sky, blue air, wild blue yonder, bluing, blueing, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim, bluish, blueish, light-blue, dark-blue, blue-black, blasphemous, profane, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited, aristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy


Hyponyms: azure, cerulean, sapphire, lazuline, sky-blue, powder blue, steel blue, Prussian blue, dark blue, navy, navy blue, greenish blue, aqua, aquamarine, turquoise, cobalt blue, peacock blue, purplish blue, royal blue, ultramarine, Payne's gray, Union Army


Member Meronyms: Lycaena, genus Lycaena


Derivational Morphology: blueness, bluing, blueing


Anagrams: bleu, lube


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: blou   Albanian: kaltër and kaltërt  
Armenian: կապույտ   Bosnian: plava  
Breton: glas   Bulgarian: син  
Catalan: blau   Chinese: and 蓝色  
Croatian: plav and plava   Danish: blå  
Dutch: blauw   Esperanto: blu and blua  
Estonian: sinine   Finnish: sininen  
French: bleu   Frisian: blau  
German: blau   Greek: γαλάζιο and γαλάζιος  
Hebrew: כחול   Hindi: नीला  
Hungarian: kék   Icelandic: blár  
Ido: blua   Indonesian: biru  
Irish: gorm   Italian: (''dark blue'') blu  
Japanese: and 青い   Korean: (''blue'') 파랑 and 푸르다  
Latin: caeruleus and caerulus   Latvian: zils  
Macedonian: сина   Malayalam: നീല  
Maltese: blu   Norwegian: blå and blåfarge  
Novial: blui   Polish: niebieski  
Portuguese: azul   Romanian: albastru  
Russian: синий   Slovak: belasý and modrá  
Slovene: modra   Slovenian: moder  
Spanish: azul   Swahili: bluu  
Swedish: blå   Tagalog: bughaw  
Telugu: నీలము   Turkish: mavi  
Vietnamese: (màu   Welsh: glas  
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