- of a color intermediate between green and violet, as of the sky or sea on a sunny day；(of a person's skin) having turned blue as a result of cold or breathing difficulties
- blue color or pigment；blue clothes or material
- make or become blue；heat (metal) so as to give it a grayish-blue finish
verb: blue, 3rd person present: blues, gerund or present participle: blueing, past tense: blued, past participle: blued
noun: blue, plural noun: blues
- 1. of a color intermediate between green and violet, as of the sky or sea on a sunny day the clear blue sky a blue silk shirt 同義詞
- ▪ (of a person's skin) having turned blue as a result of cold or breathing difficulties Annie went blue, and I panicked
- ▪ (of a bird or other animal) having blue markings a blue jay
- ▪ (of cats, foxes, or rabbits) having fur of a smoky gray color the blue fox
- ▪ (of a ski run) of the second lowest level of difficulty, as indicated by colored markers positioned along it.
- ▪ denoting one of three colors of quark.
- 2. informal (of a person or mood) melancholy, sad, or depressed he's feeling blue 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. informal (of a movie, joke, or story) with sexual or pornographic content the blue movies are hugely profitable 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of language) marked by cursing, swearing, and blasphemy.
- 4. informal, dated rigidly religious or moralistic; puritanical.
- 1. blue color or pigment she was dressed in blue the dark blue of his eyes
- ▪ blue clothes or material Susan wore blue
- ▪ the Union army in the Civil War, or a member of that army.
- ▪ another term for bluing
- ▪ a blue ball, piece, etc., in a game or sport.
- ▪ literary the sky or sea, or the unknown a lark went trilling up, up into the blue
- 2. a small butterfly, the male of which is predominantly blue while the female is typically brown.
- 1. make or become blue the light dims, bluing the retina blued paper
- ▪ heat (metal) so as to give it a grayish-blue finish nickel-plated or blued hooks
- 2. historical wash (white clothes) with bluing they blued the shirts and starched the uniforms