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Definition of blue:

  1. A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.
  2. Having the color of the clear sky, or a hue resembling it, whether lighter or darker; as, the deep, blue sea; as blue as a sapphire; blue violets.
  3. Literary; - applied to women; - an abbreviation of bluestocking.
  4. Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.
  5. Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.
  6. One of the seven colors into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism; the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that, whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color. Sometimes, poetically, the sky.
  7. Pale, without redness or glare, - said of a flame; hence, of the color of burning brimstone, betokening the presence of ghosts or devils; as, the candle burns blue; the air was blue with oaths.
  8. Severe or over strict in morals; gloom; as, blue and sour religionists; suiting one who is over strict in morals; inculcating an impracticable, severe, or gloomy mortality; as, blue laws.
  9. Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.
  10. To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.


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