Definitions for (noun) blue

Main entry: blue

Definition: any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae


Main entry: amobarbital sodium, Amytal, blue, blue angel, blue devil

Definition: the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic


Main entry: blue

Definition: blue clothing

Usage: she was wearing blue


Main entry: blue, blueness

Definition: blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime

Usage: he had eyes of bright blue


Main entry: blue

Definition: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue

Usage: the Union army was a vast blue


Main entry: blue, blue air, blue sky, wild blue yonder

Definition: the sky as viewed during daylight

Usage: he shot an arrow into the blue


Main entry: blue, blueing, bluing

Definition: used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge

Definitions for (verb) blue

Main entry: blue

Definition: turn blue

Definitions for (adjective) blue

Main entry: gloomy, grim, sorry, dark, drab, drear, dreary, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, blue

Definition: causing dejection

Usage: 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


Main entry: blue, blueish, bluish

Definition: of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky

Usage: October's bright blue weather- Helen Hunt Jackson; a blue flame; blue haze of tobacco smoke


Main entry: profane, blasphemous, blue

Definition: characterized by profanity or cursing

Usage: foul-mouthed and blasphemous; blue language; profane words


Main entry: down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, dispirited, depressed, low, low-spirited, grim, gloomy, blue

Definition: filled with melancholy and despondency

Usage: gloomy at the thought of what he had to face; gloomy predictions; a gloomy silence; took a grim view of the economy; the darkening mood; 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


Main entry: blue, puritanic, puritanical

Definition: morally rigorous and strict

Usage: the puritan work ethic; puritanic distaste for alcohol; she was anything but puritanical in her behavior


Main entry: patrician, gentle, blue, blue-blooded, aristocratic, aristocratical

Definition: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

Usage: an aristocratic family; aristocratic Bostonians; aristocratic government; a blue family; blue blood; the blue-blooded aristocracy; of gentle blood; patrician landholders of the American South; aristocratic bearing; aristocratic features; patrician tastes


Main entry: blue

Definition: used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)

Usage: a ragged blue line


Main entry: gamey, gamy, juicy, spicy, racy, risque, blue, naughty

Definition: suggestive of sexual impropriety

Usage: 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