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superlative adjective

  1. See blue

blue  (bluː



  1. any of a group of colours, such as that of a clear unclouded sky, that have wavelengths in the range 490–445 nanometres. Blue is the complementary colour of yellow and with red and green forms a set of primary colours related adjective cyanic
  2. a dye or pigment of any of these colours
  3. blue cloth or clothing   ⇒ dressed in blue
    1. a sportsperson who represents or has represented Oxford or Cambridge University and has the right to wear the university colour (dark blue for Oxford, light blue for Cambridge)   ⇒ an Oxford blue
    2. the honour of so representing one's university
  4. (British) an informal name for Tory
  5. any of numerous small blue-winged butterflies of the genera Lampides, Polyommatus, etc: family Lycaenidae
  6. (archaic) short for bluestocking
  7. (slang) a policeman
  8. (archery) a blue ring on a target, between the red and the black, scoring five points
  9. a blue ball in snooker, etc
  10. another name for blueing
  11. (Australian & New Zealand, slang) an argument or fight   ⇒ he had a blue with a taxi driver
  12. Also: bluey (Australian & New Zealand, slang) a court summons, esp for a traffic offence
  13. (Australian & New Zealand, informal) a mistake; error
  14. See out of the blue

  15. See into the blue


Word forms:   bluer,  bluest
  1. of the colour blue
  2. (of the flesh) having a purple tinge, as from cold or contusion
  3. depressed, moody, or unhappy
  4. dismal or depressing   ⇒ a blue day
  5. indecent, titillating, or pornographic   ⇒ blue films
  6. bluish in colour or having parts or marks that are bluish   ⇒ a blue fox,   ⇒ a blue whale
  7. (rare) aristocratic; noble; patrician   ⇒ a blue family
    See blue blood
  8. (US) relating to, supporting, or representing the Democratic Party Compare red1 (sense 18


Word forms:   blues,  blueing,  bluing,  blued
  1. to make, dye, or become blue
  2. (transitive) to treat (laundry) with blueing
  3. (transitive) (slang) to spend extravagantly or wastefully; squander

Derived Forms

ˈbluely  adverb
ˈblueness  noun

Word Origin

C13: from Old French bleu, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse blār, Old High German blāo, Middle Dutch blā; related to Latin flāvus yellow


View thesaurus entry
= depressed, low, sad, unhappy, fed up, gloomy, dismal, melancholy, glum, dejected, despondent, downcast, down in the dumps (informal), down in the mouth, low-spirited, down-hearted
= smutty, dirty, naughty, obscene, indecent, vulgar, lewd, risqué, X-rated (informal), bawdy, page-three, near the knuckle (informal)
= depression, gloom, melancholy, unhappiness, despondency, the hump (British) (informal), dejection, moodiness, low spirits, the dumps (informal), the doldrums, gloominess, glumness

Example Sentences Including 'bluest'

He smiled, his eyes so clear above her that she felt she was looking into the bluest sky.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence


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