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Definition of 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.
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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