- the sky.
- the sea.
- the remote distance: They've vanished into the blue somewhere.
- relating to, supporting, or belonging to the Democratic Party in the United States; Democratic: The county effectively turned blue, with all 38 district judges elected being Democrats.Compare red1 (def. 14).
- British. politically conservative.
OTHER WORDS FOR blue
Idioms about blue
Origin of blue
OTHER WORDS FROM blueblue·ly, adverbblue·ness, nounhalf-blue, adjectiveun·blued, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH blueblew, blue
Words nearby blue
How to use blue in a sentence
Among only developed countries, blue states would be in the top five and red states would be in the top 10.Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.|German Lopez|September 17, 2020|Vox
Even in a blue-leaning state like Minnesota, the best Democratic gerrymander likely secures five safe seats while the best Republican one secures six.
Meanwhile, the blue tilt of currently GOP-held Senate seats in Maine and North Carolina is putting Democratic control of the Senate into play for the first time since they lost it in the 2014 midterms.Our Forecast: A Brewing Current Could Lift Biden … or Swamp Him|Nick Fouriezos|September 17, 2020|Ozy
If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.Trump blames blue states for the coronavirus death toll — but most recent deaths have been in red states|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Cosmetically, the watches come in gray, silver, gold, blue, and red metallic finishes.Everything announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event today|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yeah, the “Giant man-puppy” that is Gronkowski won't hold a sexual candle to the blue-eyed dreamboat.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
GOP leaders refused; they saw that Duke was pulling blue-collar Democrats to the party.
It denotes the person that puts on the badge, puts on the blue uniform, and goes into the streets to put their life at risk.
They looked up into the blue sky as the helicopters flew over in a lost man formation.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Mary is fair as the morning dew— Cheeks of roses and ribbons of blue!
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.
The most promising of the methods which have been devised are cryoscopy, the methylene-blue test, and the phloridzin test.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He said no more in words, but his little blue eyes had an eloquence that left nothing to mere speech.
British Dictionary definitions for blue (1 of 2)
- a sportsperson who represents or has represented Oxford or Cambridge University and has the right to wear the university colour (dark blue for Oxford, light blue for Cambridge)an Oxford blue
- the honour of so representing one's university
Derived forms of bluebluely, adverbblueness, noun
Word Origin for blue
British Dictionary definitions for blue (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with blue
In addition to the idioms beginning with blue
- blue funk, in a
- blue in the face
- between a rock and a hard place (devil and deep blue sea)
- black and blue
- bolt from the blue
- have the blues
- into thin air (the blue)
- like greased lightning (a blue streak)
- once in a blue moon
- out of a clear blue sky
- talk one's arm off (a blue streak
- until blue in the face)