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Definition 1: any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae - [noun denoting animal]

(blue is a kind of ...) any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

(... is a member of blue) type genus of the Lycaenidae; small slender butterflies with upper surface of wings usually metallic blue or green or copper

Definition 2: the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is a kind of ...) a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant

Definition 3: blue clothing - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was wearing blue

(blue is a kind of ...) a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Definition 4: blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had eyes of bright blue

Synonyms for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is a kind of ...) a color that has hue

(... is a kind of blue ) a light shade of blue

(... is a kind of blue ) a pale blue color with grey in it

(... is a kind of blue ) a greyish blue color

(... is a kind of blue ) a dark greenish-blue color

(... is a kind of blue ) a dark shade of blue

(... is a kind of blue ) a shade of blue tinged with green

(... is a kind of blue ) a shade of blue tinged with purple

(... is a kind of blue ) a vivid blue to purple-blue color

Definition 5: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue - [noun denoting group]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Union army was a vast blue

(blue is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of blue ) the northern army during the American Civil War

Definition 6: the sky as viewed during daylight - [noun denoting object]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shot an arrow into the blue

Synonyms for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is a kind of ...) the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

Definition 7: used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is a kind of ...) a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair

Definition 8: turn blue - [verb of change]

(blue is a kind of ...) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

Definition 9: of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • October's bright blue weather
  • a blue flame
  • blue haze of tobacco smoke

Synonyms for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is similar to ...) being or having or characterized by hue

Definition 10: filled with melancholy and despondency - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
  • gloomy predictions
  • a gloomy silence
  • took a grim view of the economy
  • the darkening mood
  • 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 for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is similar to ...) affected or marked by low spirits

"is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

Definition 11: causing dejection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is similar to ...) causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

"the economic outlook is depressing" "something cheerless about the room" "a moody and uncheerful person" "an uncheerful place"

Definition 12: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is similar to ...) of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

"of noble birth"

Definition 13: morally rigorous and strict - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • puritanic distaste for alcohol
  • she was anything but puritanical in her behavior
  • blue laws

Synonyms for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is similar to ...) characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

Definition 14: used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ragged blue line

(blue is similar to ...) in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

"Northern liberals" "northern industry" "northern cities"

Definition 15: suggestive of sexual impropriety - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is similar to ...) marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

"feeling sexy" "sexy clothes" "sexy poses" "a sexy book" "sexy jokes"

Definition 16: characterized by profanity or cursing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • foul-mouthed and blasphemous
  • blue language
  • profane words

Synonyms for blue in the sense of this definition

(blue is similar to ...) (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency

"dirty words" "a dirty old man" "dirty books and movies" "boys telling dirty jokes" "has a dirty mouth"

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