200705082044Blue 藍

There is no blue without orange.  -Vincent van Gogh


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.

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.

Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.

Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect;

as, thongs looked blue.

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.

Literary; -- applied to women; -- an abbreviation of


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.

A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.

Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.

To make blue; to dye of a blue color;

to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.



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