- the sky.
- the sea.
- the remote distance: They've vanished into the blue somewhere.
adjective, blu·er, blu·est.
verb (used with object), blued, blu·ing or blue·ing.
verb (used without object), blued, blu·ing or blue·ing.
Origin of blue
SYNONYMS FOR blue
Related formsblue·ly, adverbblue·ness, nounhalf-blue, adjectiveun·blued, adjective
Can be confusedblew blue
Examples from the Web for blue
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
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
Basosila Botala is wearing a blue rain jacket despite the sweltering heat.
In one picture, his head gets ripped off by a blue dragon; in another, he is the blue dragon.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fruit of the blue grape is sour and hangs in long, heavy clusters.On the Trail|Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
It is produced by combining a blue or purple with red when a compound colour is used.
Now there are eleven of them, and their wings shine in the sun like blue steel.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
Excitement, too, had lent a warmer pink to her apple cheeks, and her blue eyes were like deep and hating stars.
With no guides but the stars by night and the blue edge of the land by day, there was need for keen eyesight and watchfulness.
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
adjective bluer or bluest
verb blues, blueing, bluing or blued
Derived Formsbluely, adverbblueness, noun
Word Origin for blue
British Dictionary definitions for blue (2 of 2)
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)