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Definition of Blue

Blue

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.
  4. Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.
  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. Literary; -- applied to women; -- an abbreviation of bluestocking.
  7. 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.
  8. A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.
  9. Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.
  10. To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.

Blue Quotations

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings

If you're white and you're wrong, then you're wrong; if you're black and you're wrong, you're wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green - God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.
Bob Marley

Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Oscar Levant

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
Gwendolyn Brooks

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
Neil Armstrong
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Blue Translations

blue in Afrikaans is blou
blue in Dutch is blauw
blue in Finnish is sininen
blue in French is bleu
blue in Italian is turchino
blue in Portuguese is azul
blue in Spanish is azul