- 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.
Idioms for blue
Origin of blue
SYNONYMS FOR blue
ANTONYMS FOR blue
OTHER WORDS FROM blueblue·ly, adverbblue·ness, nounhalf-blue, adjectiveun·blued, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH blueblew blue
Words nearby blue
Example sentences from the Web for bluer
No surprise that his eyes really are bluer than robins' eggs—of course they are.
The same treated with alum solution yields a medium purple, darker and bluer than that from Brazil.Intarsia and Marquetry|F. Hamilton Jackson
“Bluer and bluer,” muttered Andy, and a wee shot of pain hit his heart.The Best Short Stories of 1915|Various
What he wants is ten quarts apiece, no matter if it's bluer'n a whetstone.Tiverton Tales|Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for bluer (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 bluer (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with bluer
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)