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Adjective: blue (bluer,bluest)  bloo
  1. Of the colour intermediate between green and violet; having a colour similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
    "October's bright blue weather"; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke";
    - bluish, blueish, bluey
  2. Used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
    "a ragged blue line"
  3. Filled with melancholy and despondency
    "lonely and blue in a strange city";
    - gloomy, grim, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
  4. Characterized by profanity or cursing
    "blue language";
    - blasphemous, profane
  5. Suggestive of sexual impropriety
    "a blue movie"; "blue jokes";
    - gamy [N. Amer], gamey [N. Amer], juicy, naughty, racy, risqué, spicy
  6. Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy";
    - aristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle [archaic], patrician
  7. Morally rigorous and strict
    "blue distaste for alcohol";
    - puritanic, puritanical
  8. Causing dejection
    "a blue day";
    - dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary
  9. [Brit] Believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    - rightist, right-wing, Conservative
Noun: blue  bloo
  1. Blue colour or pigment; resembling the colour of the clear sky in the daytime
    "he had eyes of bright blue";
    - blueness
  2. Blue clothing
    "she was wearing blue"
  3. Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue
    "the Union army was a vast blue"
  4. The sky as viewed during daylight
    "he shot an arrow into the blue";
    - blue sky, blue air, wild blue yonder
  5. Used to whiten laundry, hair or give it a bluish tinge
    - bluing, blueing
  6. The sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
    - amobarbital sodium, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal
  7. Any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  8. [Austral, NZ] An angry dispute
    "they had a blue";
    - quarrel, wrangle, row[2], words, run-in, dustup
  9. [Austral, NZ] An embarrassing mistake
    - blunder, blooper [N. Amer], bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, flub [N. Amer], botch, boner [N. Amer, informal], boo-boo [informal], goof, boob [Brit, informal]
  10. [Austral, NZ] Someone who has red hair
    - redhead, redheader, red-header, carrottop [informal], ginger [informal]
Verb: blue  bloo
  1. Turn blue

Sounds like: blew

Derived forms: blued, bluest, blues, bluer, bluing

See also: cheerless, chromatic, dejected, depressing, dirty, noble, nonindulgent, northern, right, sexy, strict, uncheerful

Type of: amobarbital, article of clothing, chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], clothing, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], conflict, difference, difference of opinion, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], dispute, dye, dyestuff, error, fault, habiliment [archaic], individual, lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly, mistake, mortal, organisation [Brit], organization, person, sky, somebody, someone, soul, spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn], vesture, wear, wearable

Part of: genus Lycaena, Lycaena

Encyclopedia: Blue, Ontario