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Meaning of blue

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: of the color intermediate between green and violet;
             having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky;
             "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a
             blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke" [syn: {blue},
             {bluish}, {blueish}]
      2: used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War
         (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line"
      3: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "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" [syn:
         {gloomy}, {grim}, {blue}, {depressed}, {dispirited},
         {down(p)}, {downcast}, {downhearted}, {down in the mouth},
         {low}, {low-spirited}]
      4: characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and
         blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words" [syn:
         {blasphemous}, {blue}, {profane}]
      5: suggestive of sexual impropriety; "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" [syn: {blue},
         {gamy}, {gamey}, {juicy}, {naughty}, {racy}, {risque},
      6: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or
         aristocracy; "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" [syn: {aristocratic}, {aristocratical}, {blue},
         {blue-blooded}, {gentle}, {patrician}]
      7: morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic";
         "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but
         puritanical in her behavior" [syn: {blue(a)}, {puritanic},
      8: causing dejection; "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" [syn: {blue},
         {dark}, {dingy}, {disconsolate}, {dismal}, {gloomy}, {grim},
         {sorry}, {drab}, {drear}, {dreary}]
      n 1: blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear
           sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue" [syn:
           {blue}, {blueness}]
      2: blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"
      3: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue;
         "the Union army was a vast blue"
      4: the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the
         blue" [syn: {blue sky}, {blue}, {blue air}, {wild blue
      5: used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
         [syn: {bluing}, {blueing}, {blue}]
      6: the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate;
         used as a sedative and a hypnotic [syn: {amobarbital sodium},
         {blue}, {blue angel}, {blue devil}, {Amytal}]
      7: any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
      v 1: turn blue

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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