- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR blue
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Idioms for blue
Origin of blue
OTHER WORDS FROM bluebluely, adverbblueness, nounhalf-blue, adjectiveun·blued, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH blueblew, blue
Example sentences from the Web for blue
Each blue triangle is one type of Robinson triangle, and each yellow triangle is the other type.How to Solve Our Three John Conway-Inspired Puzzles|Pradeep Mutalik|November 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
That’s like a person gaining the weight of two blue whales in two weeks.Monarch caterpillars head-butt each other to fight for scarce food|Curtis Segarra|November 19, 2020|Science News
Either way, this “blue shift” in the vote count often took several days, making it hard to see who was really ahead if you weren’t familiar with the ins and outs of vote-counting.Where We Saw Red And Blue Mirages On Election Night|Laura Bronner (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Those electrons make nitrogen in the air glow blue and oxygen glow green.STEVE may be even less like typical auroras than scientists thought|Maria Temming|November 12, 2020|Science News
“How Democrats' Senate dreams crumbled,” by Kevin RobillardInside the blue mirage.
Mine is a Smith & Wesson, blued, six-inch barrel, shooting the .22 caliber long-rifle cartridge.Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White
When several human forms were there, swollen and blued by the water, he looked at them eagerly, seeking to recognise Camille.Therese Raquin|Emile Zola
Ultimately the goods are mill-washed, blued with smalt and dried.
You brought down two thousand pounds with you, and you blued it.Miser Farebrother (vol 3 of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
They are neither soaked, boiled, nor blued, and they should not lie in the wash or rinse water.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
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 forms of bluebluely, 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)