Complete Definition of "blue"

wikipedia|dab=blue (disambiguation)|blue
English

Pronunciation
AHD|blo�o
IPA|/blu�/
SAMPA|/blu:/
audio|en-us-blue.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-u�|-u�

Homophones
blew

Adjective

en-adj|blu|er

  1. Of the colour blue.
  2. colloquialnautical depressed|Depressed, melancholic, sad. The phrase "feeling blue" was coined from a custom among old deepwater ships to fly blue flags or have a blue band painted along the hull if the vessel lost a captain or officers during a voyage.
  3. colloquialcontext|entertainment pornographic|Pornographic.
  4. US|politics Of states or other political entities, tending to vote for the Democratic Party.

#: Many of the traditionally blue states are on the east and west coasts.#: Congress turned blue in the mid-term elections.

  1. rfv-sense US|politics Of or pertaining to the Democratic Party.

#:a blue advertisement

  1. astronomy of the higher-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.
Translations
trans-top|of the colour blue
Afrikaans: blou
Albanian: kaltër
Arabic: Arab|ازØ~+mn~Ù� unicode|(â��ázrak)
Armenian: Õ¯Õ¡ÕºÕ¸Ö�ÕµÕ¿ (kapujt)
Bosnian: t-|bs|plava|f
Breton: glas#Breton|glas
Bulgarian: t+|bg|�ин|m|sc=Cyrl
Catalan: blau m, blava f
Chinese: � (lán)
Croatian: plav, modar
Czech: t+|cs|modrý
Danish: t+|da|blå
Dutch: blauw, blauwe
Esperanto: t-|eo|blua|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t+|et|sinine
Finnish: t+|fi|sininen
French: t+|fr|bleu|m, t+|fr|bleue|f, t+|fr|bleus|p, t+|fr|bleues|f|p
Frisian: blau
German: t+|de|blau
Greek: γÎ~+mn~λάζιοÏ� (galazios) m, γÎ~+mn~λÎ~+mn~νÏ�Ï� (galanos) m, μÏ�λέ (ble) m
Hebrew: ���� (kakhól) m, ����� (kkhula) f
Hungarian: t+|hu|kék
Icelandic: t+|is|blár
Ido: blua
Indonesian: t+|id|biru|xs=Indonesian
Irish: t-|ga|gorm|xs=Irish
Italian: (dark blue) blu m, f and pl; (sky blue) azzurro m, azzurra f
Japanese: �� (���, aoi)
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Javanese: biru
Korean: �르� (pureuda), ��� (parahda, parata)
Kurdish:
Latin: caeruleus m, caerulea f, caeruleum n
Latvian: t+|lv|zils|xs=Latvian
Macedonian: �ина (sina)
Norwegian: t+|no|blå
Novial: blui
Persian: FAchar|آب� (�bi)
Polish: niebieski m, b��kitny (sky blue) m
Portuguese: t+|pt|azul
Romanian: albastru m, albastr� f, alba�tri p, albastre f pl, also azuriu
Russian: Ñ�иний (sínij, navy blue), голÑ�Ð~+mn~ой (golubój, sky blue)
Scottish Gaelic: gorm
Serbian:

Slovak: t-|sk|belasý, t-|sk|modrý
Slovenian: moder m, modra f, modro n
Spanish: azul#Spanish|azul, (light blue) celeste
Swedish: t+|sv|blå
Tok Pisin: blu
Tagalog: bughaw
Turkish: t+|tr|mavi
Vietnamese: (màu) xanh (blue or green), xanh lam
Welsh: t-|cy|glas|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|depressed
Dutch: teneergeslagen, depressief, depressieve
Finnish: t-|fi|alakuloinen
French: t+|fr|bleus, t-|fr|blues
German: depressiv, niedergeschlagen, schwermütig, traurig
trans-mid
Japanese: ã��ã�«ã�¼ (burÅ«), æ��é¬~+mn~ (yÅ«'utsu)
Korean: ���� (uwulhada)
Vietnamese: t+|vi|bu�n|xsVietnamese, t+|vi|chán|xsVietnamese, t+|vi|chán nản|xsVietnamese, t+|vi|thất v�ng|xsVietnamese
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trans-top|pornographic
Finnish: pornografinen, porno-
trans-mid
Japanese: t-|ja|���|trpinku|scJpan
Korean: ����� (oeseolseureoun), ���� (dosaekjeogin), ���� (weonsaekjeogin)
Spanish: verde#Spanish|verde (green)
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trans-top|Democratic
Finnish: t-|fi|demokraattinen
Vietnamese: Dân chủ
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Noun
wikipedia|Blue|Blue (colour)
en-noun

  1. colorbox|blue The colour of the clear sky or the deep sea, between green and violet in the visible spectrum, and one of the primary additive colours for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and green from white light using magenta and cyan filters.
  2. context|snooker One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 5 points.
Translations
trans-top|colour
Afrikaans: blou
Albanian: kaltërt
Bosnian: t-|bs|plava|f
Breton: glas#Breton|glas
Catalan: blau m
Chinese: �� (lánsè)
Croatian: t-|hr|plava|f
Czech: t-|cs|mod�|f
Danish: t+|da|blå
Dutch: t+|nl|blauw|n
Esperanto: t-|eo|blu|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t+|et|sinine
Finnish: t+|fi|sininen, t-|fi|sini
French: t+|fr|bleu|m
Frisian: blau
German: t+|de|Blau|n
Greek: γÎ~+mn~λάζιο (ghalázio), γÎ~+mn~λÎ~+mn~νÏ� (ghalanó), μÏ�λε (ble), κÏ�Î~+mn~νÏ� (kianó), γλÎ~+mn~Ï�κÏ� (ghlafkó)
Hebrew: ���� (kakhól)
Hindi: न�ला (nīl�)
Hungarian: t+|hu|kék
Icelandic: t+|is|blár
Indonesian: t+|id|biru|xs=Indonesian
Irish: t-|ga|gorm|xs=Irish
Italian: (dark blue) blu m; (sky blue) azzurro m
Japanese: � (��, ao)
trans-mid
Korean: (blue) �� (parang), ��� (paransæk),
Kurdish:
Latin: caerulus
Latvian: t+|lv|zils|xs=Latvian
Lojban: blanu
Macedonian: �ина (sina)
Malayalam: ന�ല (neela)
Maltese: blu; (sky blue) ikħal; (azure) iżraq
Norwegian: blåfarge
Persian: FAchar|آب� (�bi)
Polish: niebieski m, b��kit (sky blue) m
Portuguese: t+|pt|azul|m
Russian: Ñ�иний (sínij, navy blue), голÑ�Ð~+mn~ой (golubój, sky blue)
Scottish Gaelic: gorm
Serbian:

Slovak: modrá (e.g., berlínska modrá)
Slovene: modra f
Spanish: azul#Spanish|azul, (light blue) celeste#Spanish|celeste
Swahili: bluu
Swedish: t+|sv|blå
Telugu: à°¨à~+mn~�లమà~+mn~� (niilamu)
Turkish: t+|tr|mavi
Urdu: URchar|���ا neela (m), URchar|���� neeli (f)
Vietnamese: (màu) xanh (blue or green), xanh lam
Welsh: t-|cy|glas|xs=Welsh
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Verb
en-verb|blues|blueing or bluing|blued

  1. transitive To make blue.
  2. transitive context|Metallurgy To treat the surface of steel so that it is passivated chemically and becomes more resistant to rust.

#: See Wikipedia article on bluing steel: w|bluing (steel)

  1. intransitive To turn blue.

Translations
trans-top|to make blue
French: t+|fr|bleuter
German: bläuen
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|azular
Vietnamese: làm (màu) xanh, nhu�m xanh, h� lơ (laundry)
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trans-top|to passivate steel
Finnish: sinistää
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trans-top|to turn blue
French: t+|fr|bleuir
German: blau werden
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Bulgarian: по�и�на� (potisnat) m (2), деп�е�и�ан (depresiran) m (2)

Related terms
rel-top3|related terms
between the devil and the deep blue sea
bice blue
black and blue
blue baby
blue bag
Blue Bird
blue blood
blue book
blue box
blue cat
blue catfish
blue cheese
blue chip
blue circle rate
blue cod
blue cohosh
blue crab
blue curls
blue devils
blue duck
Blue Ensign
blue flag
blue flier
blue flu
blue fox
blue funk
blue gound
blue gouse
blue gum
blue heaven
blue heeler
blue helmet
blue heron
blue jay
blue jeans
blue john
blue law
blue line
blue list
Blue Mantle
blue mold
blue Monday
blue moon
blue movie
Blue Nile
blue note
blue pages
blue pencil
Blue Peter
blue pike
blue plate
blue point
blue racer
blue riband
Blue Ridge
blue rinse
blue runner
blue shark
blue sheep
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blue spruce
blue state
blue streak
blue vitriol
blue water
blue whale
blue wren
blueback
blueback salmon
bluebeard
bluebeat
bluebell
blueberry
bluebill
bluebird
blue-black
blue-blooded
bluebonnet
bluebottle
blue-chip
bluecoat
blue-collar
bluecurls
blue-eyed boy
blue-eyed grass
blue-eyed Mar
blue-eyed soul
bluefin
bluefin tuna
bluefish
bluegill
bluegrass
blue-green alga
blueing
blueish
bluejacket
bluely
blueness
bluenose
blue-pencil
blue-plate
bluepoint
blueprint
blue-ribbon
bluerinse
blue-rinse
blues
blueshift
blue-sky
blue-sky law
bluesman
bluestem
bluestocking
bluestone
bluesy, bluesier, blusiest
bluet
blue-tile fever
bluetit
bluetongue
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blue-water
blueweed
bluey
bluish
bluishness
blut tit
bolt from the blue
boys in blue
Cambridge blue
cobalt blue
code blue
Colorado blue spruce
common blue
Copenhagen blue
cordon bleu
cornflower blue
cry blue murder
Danish blue
dark blue
duck-egg blue
eggshell blue
electric-blue
genetian blue
half-blue
ice blue
in a blue funk
indigo blue
iron blue
Kerry blue terrier
light blue
methylene blue
midnight blue
navy blue
Nile blue
once in a blue moon
out of the blue
Oxford blue
peacock blue
petrol blue
powder blue
Prussian blue
pygmy blue
robin�s-egg blue
royal blue
Russian blue
saxe blue
Saxon blue
scream blue murder
sky blue
slate blue
steel blue
Tasmanian blue gum
the blues
true-blue
trypan blue
until one is blue in the face
Wedgwood blue
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See also
Havasupai
primary colour
rainbow
RGB
Wiktionary Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:Blues
Category:Colors of the Rainbow
Category:Colors

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