Words I Love 75 – Blue

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Here’s a word I love, that has many connotations, and a pic I took today that fits…

blue1

bluː/

adjective

adjective: blue; comparative adjective: bluer; superlative adjective: bluest
  1. 1.
    of a colour intermediate between green and violet, as of the sky or sea on a sunny day.
    “the clear blue sky”
    synonyms: sky-blue, azure, cobalt (blue), sapphire, cerulean, navy (blue), saxe (blue), Oxford blue, Cambridge blue, ultramarine, lapis lazuli, indigo, aquamarine, turquoise, teal (blue), cyan, of the colour of the sky, of the colour of the sea

    “she had bright blue eyes”
    • (of a person’s skin) having turned blue as a result of cold or breathing difficulties.
      “Ashley went blue and I panicked”
    • (of a bird or other animal) having blue markings.
      “a blue jay”
    • (of a cat, fox, or rabbit) having fur of a smoky grey colour.
      “the blue fox”
    • (of a ski run) of the second-lowest level of difficulty, as indicated by blue markers positioned along it.
    • PHYSICS
      denoting one of three colours of quark.
  2. 2.
    informal
    (of a person or mood) melancholy, sad, or depressed.
    “he’s feeling blue”
    synonyms: depressed, down, sad, saddened, unhappy, melancholy, miserable, sorrowful,gloomy, dejected, downhearted, disheartened, despondent, dispirited, low, in low spirits, low-spirited, heavy-hearted, glum, morose, dismal, downcast, cast down,tearful; More

    antonyms: happy, cheerful
  3. 3.
    informal
    (of a film, joke, or story) having sexual or pornographic content.
    “a blue movie”
    antonyms: clean, family
  4. 4.
    BRITISHinformal
    politically conservative.
    “the successful blue candidate”

noun

noun: blue; plural noun: blues
  1. 1.
    blue colour or pigment.
    “she was dressed in blue
    • blue clothes or material.
      “Susan wore blue”
  2. 2.
    a blue thing, in particular:
    • the blue ball in snooker.
    • literary
      the sky or sea, or the unknown.
      noun: the blue
      “far out upon the blue were many sails”
    • another term for bluing.
  3. 3.
    a small butterfly, the male of which is predominantly blue while the female is typically brown.
  4. 4.
    BRITISH
    a person who has represented Cambridge University (a Cambridge blue ) or Oxford University (anOxford blue ) at a particular sport in a match between the two universities.
    “a flyweight boxing blue”
    • a distinction awarded to a Cambridge blue or an Oxford blue.
      “Adrian’s brother won a rugby blue in December”
  5. 5.
    AUSTRALIAN/NZinformal
    an argument or fight.
    “did you have a blue or what?”
  6. 6.
    AUSTRALIAN/NZinformal
    a mistake.
    “his tactical blue in saying the opposition wasn’t ready to govern”
  7. 7.
    AUSTRALIAN/NZinformal
    a nickname for a red-headed person.
    “only an Aussie could make a red-headed man ‘Blue.’”
  8. 8.
    BRITISHinformal
    a supporter of the Conservative Party.

verb

verb: blue; 3rd person present: blues; past tense: blued; past participle: blued; gerund or present participle: blueing; gerund or present participle: bluing
  1. 1.
    make or become blue.
    “the light dims, bluing the retina”
    • heat (metal) so as to give it a greyish-blue finish.
      “nickel-plated or blued hooks”
  2. 2.
    historical
    wash (white clothes) with bluing.
    “they blued the shirts and starched the uniforms”

 

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