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  1. [noun] the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
    Synonyms: ness

  2. [noun] blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"

  3. [noun] any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue"

  4. [noun] the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue"
    Synonyms: sky, air, wild yonder

  5. [noun] used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
    Synonyms: bluing, ing

  6. [noun] the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
    Synonyms: amobarbital sodium, angel, devil, Amytal

  7. [noun] any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

  8. [verb] turn blue

  9. [adjective] having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke"
    Synonyms: bluish, ish, light-dark--black

  10. [adjective] used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line"

  11. [adjective] low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
    Synonyms: depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited

  12. [adjective] characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
    Synonyms: blasphemous, profane

  13. [adjective] suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
    Synonyms: gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy

  14. [adjective] belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes"
    Synonyms: aristocratic, aristocratical, -blooded, gentle, patrician

  15. [adjective] morally rigorous and strict; "blue laws"; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior"
    Synonyms: puritan, puritanic, puritanical

  16. [adjective] causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
    Synonyms: dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim


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