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Definitions of blue:

  • noun:   any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  • noun:   blue clothing
    Example: "She was wearing blue"
  • noun:   the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    Example: "He had eyes of bright blue"
  • noun:   any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue
    Example: "The Union army was a vast blue"
  • noun:   the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
  • noun:   the sky as viewed during daylight
    Example: "He shot an arrow into the blue"
  • noun:   used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  • verb:   turn blue
  • adjective:   used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
    Example: "A ragged blue line"
  • adjective:   suggestive of sexual impropriety
    Example: "A blue movie"
  • adjective:   causing dejection
    Example: "A blue day"
  • adjective:   having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
    Example: "October's bright blue weather- Helen Hunt Jackson"
  • adjective:   low in spirits
    Example: "Lonely and blue in a strange city"
  • adjective:   characterized by profanity or cursing
    Example: "Blue language"
  • adjective:   belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    Example: "A blue family"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 9090 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1162)


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