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Blue meaning

blue - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War ( who wore blue uniforms); " a ragged blue line"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.
  4. 4. Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.
  5. 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. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.
  8. 8. Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.
  9. 9. To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Literary; - applied to women; - an abbreviation of bluestocking.
  12. 12. Of a blue color.
  13. 13. One of the prismatic colors.

blue - examples of usage

  1. Do look at that lovely little blue bird! - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He was singing out to Tammy to get up on to the house with his blue- light. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " i, i, Sir," the Mate answered and sung out to one of his 'prentices to take the blue- light box back into the cabin. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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