- 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
How to use blue in a sentence
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.
As he gave the warning he lifted his hand, and Matt saw the sun glimmer on a piece of blued steel.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
Wheel-lock of blued steel, with gold and silver inlay, and wheel-guard of tracery in thin gold.Armour in England|J. Starkie Gardner
For rough work, and in strong sunlight, a pistol is best blued.Automatic Pistol Shooting|Walter Winans
A blued finish is also to be preferred when shooting in the sunlight.Pistol and Revolver Shooting|A. L. A. Himmelwright
When the first boilerful of clothes are hung out or waiting to be blued, empty the second boilerful into the tub.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
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)