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Dictionary definition for: Blue

1. (n) the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"

2. (v) turn blue

3. (s) 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"

4. (n) blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"

5. (s) used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms) "a ragged blue line"

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

7. (s) low in spirits; "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"

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

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

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

11. (s) 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"

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

13. (s) 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

14. (n) any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

15. (s) 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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