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az·ure

 (ăzh′ər)
n.
1.
a. A bright blue, as of a clear sky.
b. Heraldry The color blue.
2. The blue sky.

[Middle English, from Old French azur, from Medieval Latin azura, from Arabic al-lāzaward, the azure : al-, the + lāzaward, azure (from Persian lāzhuward, lapis lazuli).]

azure

(ˈæʒə; -ʒʊə; ˈeɪ-)
n
1. (Colours) a deep blue, occasionally somewhat purple, similar to the colour of a clear blue sky
2. poetic a clear blue sky
adj
3. (Colours) of the colour azure; serene
4. (Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry of the colour blue
[C14: from Old French azur, from Old Spanish, from Arabic lāzaward lapis lazuli, from Persian lāzhuward]

az•ure

(ˈæʒ ər)

n.
1. the blue of a clear or unclouded sky; a light, purplish shade of blue.
2. the heraldic color blue.
3. the clear, cloudless sky.
adj.
4. of or having the color azure.
[1275–1325; Middle English asure < Anglo-French, Old French, ultimately alter. of Arabic al lazuwar(d) (by misdividing the initial l together with the article) < Persian lāzhuward lapis lazuli]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.azure - a light shade of blue
blue, blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
Verb1.azure - color azure; "Morning azured the village"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
Adj.1.azure - of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October skyazure - of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky; "October's bright blue weather"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
lapis lazulisininen
azurnaoplavitiplavaplavetnilovedra
kék
azuurblauwhemelsblauwlapis lazuli
azur
blått
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azure

nAzur (→ blau nt) m
adj skyazurblau; eyes alsotiefblau; azure blueazurblau

az·ure

n. azul celeste.
References in classic literature ?
Oh, Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair," cried Pinocchio, "open, I beg of you.
This, however, is my blessing: to stand above everything as its own heaven, its round roof, its azure bell and eternal security: and blessed is he who thus blesseth!
Once it smiled a silent dell Where the people did not dwell; They had gone unto the wars, Trusting to the mild-eyed stars, Nightly, from their azure towers, To keep watch above the flowers, In the midst of which all day The red sun-light lazily lay.
That knight whom thou seest yonder in yellow armour, who bears upon his shield a lion crowned crouching at the feet of a damsel, is the valiant Laurcalco, lord of the Silver Bridge; that one in armour with flowers of gold, who bears on his shield three crowns argent on an azure field, is the dreaded Micocolembo, grand duke of Quirocia; that other of gigantic frame, on his right hand, is the ever dauntless Brandabarbaran de Boliche, lord of the three Arabias, who for armour wears that serpent skin, and has for shield a gate which, according to tradition, is one of those of the temple that Samson brought to the ground when by his death he revenged himself upon his enemies.
They sailed; Edmond was again cleaving the azure sea which had been the first horizon of his youth, and which he had so often dreamed of in prison.
Beneath the unclouded and mild azure sky, upon the fair face of the pleasant sea, wafted by the joyous breezes, that great mass of death floats on and on, till lost in infinite perspectives.
Never had his gold been so golden, his azure so dazzlingly clear and deep as on this particular May morning; while his fancy simply ran riot in the marginal decorations of woodland and spinney, quaint embroidered flowers and copses full of exquisitely painted and wonderfully trained birds of song.
the sun is breaking through; the clouds are rolling off --serenest azure is at hand.
From Salamis to Actium, through Lepanto and the Nile to the naval massacre of Navarino, not to mention other armed encounters of lesser interest, all the blood heroically spilt into the Mediterranean has not stained with a single trail of purple the deep azure of its classic waters.
It was three-cornered, like a cut of cheese lying on its side: on the walls were pictures of women in corsets, and two poster-proofs, one of a man in pyjamas, green and white in large stripes, and the other of a ship in full sail ploughing an azure sea: on the sail was printed in large letters `great white sale.
She was clad in flowing, fluffy robes of soft material that reminded Dorothy of woven cobwebs, only it was colored in soft tintings of violet, rose, topaz, olive, azure, and white, mingled together most harmoniously in stripes which melted one into the other with soft blendings.
Above, the sky is stainless blue--blue as the sea itself, which under the forefoot is of the colour and sheen of azure satin.