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
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.