- 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
ANTONYMS FOR blue
Related formsblue·ly, adverbblue·ness, nounhalf-blue, adjectiveun·blued, adjective
Can be confusedblew blue
Examples from the Web for blued
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 blued (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 blued (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with blued
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)