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  1. blue

    • IPA[bluː]


    • adj.
      of a colour 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
    • n.
      blue colour or pigment;blue clothes or material
    • v.
      make or become blue;heat (metal) so as to give it a greyish-blue finish
    • verb: blue, 3rd person present: blues, gerund or present participle: blueing, past tense: blued, past participle: blued

    • noun: blue, plural noun: blues

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    • 1. blue colour or pigment she was dressed in blue the dark blue of his eyes
    • blue clothes or material Susan wore blue
    • the blue ball in snooker, billiards, and similar games.
    • another term for bluing
    • literary the sky or sea, or the unknown far out upon the blue were many sails
    • 2. a small butterfly, the male of which is predominantly blue while the female is typically brown.
    • 3. British a person who has represented Cambridge University (a Cambridge blue) or Oxford University (an Oxford blue) at a particular sport in a match between the two universities a flyweight boxing blue
    • a distinction awarded to a Cambridge blue or an Oxford blue Adrian's brother won a rugby blue in December
    • 4. Australian, New Zealand informal an argument or fight did you have a blue or what?
    • 5. Australian, New Zealand informal a mistake his tactical blue in saying the opposition wasn't ready to govern
    • 6. Australian, New Zealand informal a nickname for a red-headed person only an Aussie could make a red-headed man ‘Blue.’
    • 7. British informal a supporter of the Conservative Party.


    • 1. make or become blue the light dims, bluing the retina blued paper
    • heat (metal) so as to give it a greyish-blue finish nickel-plated or blued hooks
    • 2. historical wash (white clothes) with bluing they blued the shirts and starched the uniforms