English adjective: blue
|1.||blue of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky|
|Samples||October's bright blue weather.|
A blue flame.
Blue haze of tobacco smoke.
|2.||blue used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)|
|Samples||A ragged blue line.|
|3.||blue filled with melancholy and despondency|
|Samples||Gloomy at the thought of what he had to face.|
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.
|Synonyms||depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited|
|4.||blue characterized by profanity or cursing|
|Samples||Foul-mouthed and blasphemous.|
|5.||blue suggestive of sexual impropriety|
|Samples||A blue movie.|
He skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details.
A juicy scandal.
A naughty wink.
A risque story.
|Synonyms||gamey, gamy, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy|
|6.||blue belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy|
|Samples||An aristocratic family.|
A blue family.
The blue-blooded aristocracy.
Of gentle blood.
Patrician landholders of the American South.
|Synonyms||aristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician|
|7.||blue morally rigorous and strict|
|Samples||The puritan work ethic.|
Puritanic distaste for alcohol.
She was anything but puritanical in her behavior.
|8.||blue causing dejection|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry|
|Similar||cheerless, depressing, uncheerful|
English noun: blue
|1.||blue (attribute) blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime|
|Samples||He had eyes of bright blue.|
|Broader (hypernym)||chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aqua, aquamarine, azure, cerulean, cobalt blue, dark blue, greenish blue, lazuline, navy, navy blue, peacock blue, powder blue, Prussian blue, purplish blue, royal blue, sapphire, sky-blue, steel blue, turquoise, ultramarine|
|2.||blue (artifact) blue clothing|
|Samples||She was wearing blue.|
|Broader (hypernym)||article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable|
|3.||blue (group) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue|
|Samples||The Union army was a vast blue.|
|Broader (hypernym)||organisation, organization|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Union Army|
|4.||blue (object) the sky as viewed during daylight|
|Samples||He shot an arrow into the blue.|
|Synonyms||blue air, blue sky, wild blue yonder|
|5.||blue (substance) used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge|
|Broader (hypernym)||dye, dyestuff|
|6.||blue (artifact) the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic|
|Synonyms||amobarbital sodium, Amytal, blue angel, blue devil|
|7.||blue (animal) any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae|
|Broader (hypernym)||lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly|
|Member meronym||genus Lycaena, Lycaena|
English verb: blue
|1.||blue (change) turn blue|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||color, colour, discolor, discolour|