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Overview of noun blue

The noun blue has 7 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (9) blue, blueness

(blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue")

2. (9) blue

(blue clothing; "she was wearing blue")

3. (3) blue

(any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue")

4. (1) blue sky, blue, blue air, wild blue yonder

(the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue")

5. bluing, blueing, blue

(used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge)

6. amobarbital sodium, blue, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal

(the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic)

7. blue

(any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae)


Overview of verb blue

The verb blue has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. blue

(turn blue)


Overview of adj blue

The adj blue has 8 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (48) blue, bluish, blueish

(of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke")

2. (13) blue

(used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line")

3. (1) gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited

(filled with melancholy and despondency ; "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")

4. (1) blasphemous, blue, profane

(characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words")

5. blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy

(suggestive of sexual impropriety; "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")

6. aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician

(belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "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")

7. blue, puritanic, puritanical

(morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior")

8. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary

(causing dejection; "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")

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