- 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
“My eyes are bluer, my teeth are whiter and my skin is more tanned than in real life,” he said of his recent pictures.A Picture Says It All Or Does It? Judging an Author by Their Photo|Jennifer Miller|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No surprise that his eyes really are bluer than robins' eggs—of course they are.
The hills shall hump more greenly upward to a bluer sky, the fields blush with a more tender sunshine.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
He looked bluer and thinner than Tess had ever seen him; his lips rested upon the rag with no indrawing movement.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
Never did her eyes look bluer or deeper,—never did the gentle beauty of her face light up with more of brilliancy.Tony Butler|Charles James Lever
The thick needles shelter them from the current of air, and the sky is bluer above the pines.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
Life wore a new aspect; the skies were bluer, the earth greener, the flowers more fragrant;—her twin-soul existed somewhere.Ruth Hall|Fanny Fern
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)