blueness


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blue

 (blo͞o)
n.
1. The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between green and indigo, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 420 to 490 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation, whose hue is that of a clear daytime sky; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
2.
a. A pigment or dye imparting this hue.
b. Bluing.
3.
a. An object having this hue.
b. Dress or clothing of this hue: The ushers wore blue.
4.
a. A person who wears a blue uniform.
b. blues A dress blue uniform, especially that of the US Army.
5. often Blue
a. A member of the Union Army in the Civil War.
b. The Union Army.
6. A bluefish.
7. Any of various small blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
8.
a. The sky.
b. The sea.
adj. blu·er, blu·est
1. Of the color blue.
2. Bluish or having parts that are blue or bluish, as the blue spruce and the blue whale.
3. Having a gray or purplish color, as from cold or contusion.
4. Wearing blue.
5. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a blue square, indicating an intermediate level of difficulty.
6. Relating to or being a blue state.
7.
a. Gloomy; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed.
b. Dismal; dreary: a blue day.
8. Puritanical; strict.
9. Aristocratic; patrician.
10. Indecent; risqué: a blue joke; a blue movie.
tr. & intr.v. blued, blu·ing, blues
To make or become blue.
Idioms:
blue in the face
At the point of extreme exasperation: I argued with them until I was blue in the face.
into the blue
At a far distance; into the unknown: spontaneously take a trip into the blue.
out of the blue
1. From an unexpected or unforeseen source: criticism that came out of the blue.
2. At a completely unexpected time: a long-unseen friend who appeared out of the blue.

[Middle English blue, bleu, from Old French bleu, of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blue′ly adv.
blue′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blueness - blue color or pigmentblueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
azure, cerulean, lazuline, sky-blue, sapphire - a light shade of blue
powder blue - a pale blue color with grey in it
steel blue - a greyish blue color
Prussian blue - a dark greenish-blue color
dark blue, navy blue, navy - a dark shade of blue
cobalt blue, greenish blue, peacock blue, aqua, aquamarine, turquoise - a shade of blue tinged with green
purplish blue, royal blue - a shade of blue tinged with purple
ultramarine - a vivid blue to purple-blue color
Translations
زُرْقَه
modř
det at være blåfarvetdet at være i dårligt humør
kékség
blámi; blár litur
modrosť
mavilik

blueness

[ˈbluːnɪs] Nazul m, lo azul

blueness

n
(lit)Bläue f
(inf: = obscenity, of language) → Derbheit f; (of joke)Schlüpfrigkeit f; (of film)Sexgeladenheit f (inf)

blue

(bluː) adjective
1. of the colour of a cloudless sky. blue paint; Her eyes are blue.
2. sad or depressed. I'm feeling blue today.
noun
1. the colour of a cloudless sky. That is a beautiful blue.
2. a blue paint, material etc. We'll have to get some more blue.
3. the sky or the sea. The balloon floated off into the blue.
ˈblueness noun
ˈbluish adjective
quite blue; close to blue. a bluish green.
ˈbluebottle noun
a kind of large house-fly with a blue abdomen.
ˈbluecollar adjective
(of workers) wearing overalls and working in factories etc. Blue collar workers are demanding the same pay as office staff.
ˈblueprint noun
a detailed photographic plan of work to be carried out. the blueprints for a new aircraft.
once in a blue moon
very seldom. He visits his mother once in a blue moon.
out of the blue
without warning. He arrived out of the blue, without phoning first.
the blues
low spirits; depression. He's got the blues today but he's usually cheerful.
References in classic literature ?
His teeth protruded from between his lips and his eyes were blue with the colorless blueness of the marbles called "aggies" that the boys of Winesburg carried in their pockets.
how they still strove through that infinite blueness to seek out the thing that might destroy them
In India skies were hot and blazing; this was of a deep cool blue which almost seemed to sparkle like the waters of some lovely bottomless lake, and here and there, high, high in the arched blueness floated small clouds of snow-white fleece.
The ship, brought-to and bowing to enormous flashing seas, glistened wet from deck to trucks; her one set sail stood out a coal-black shape upon the gloomy blueness of the air.
I'd go out into a great big field all alone or into the deep, deep, woods, and I'd look up into the sky--up--up--up--into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness.
As, however, we never know the exact character of the common ancestor of a group, we could not distinguish these two cases: if, for instance, we did not know that the rock-pigeon was not feather-footed or turn-crowned, we could not have told, whether these characters in our domestic breeds were reversions or only analogous variations; but we might have inferred that the blueness was a case of reversion, from the number of the markings, which are correlated with the blue tint, and which it does not appear probable would all appear together from simple variation.
Therefore the tobacco-box gives us a sensation of blueness.
There was a slightly added blueness about the lps but his breathing was still perceptible.
The forests receded from the marshy bank, leaving a level strip of bright green, reedy grass to frame the reflected blueness of the sky.
Her work has not changed its original purposes or qualities, even as it has undergone continuous transformation over the decades: she entertains us with beauty as she educates us about the diverse and, for her, interwoven visual traditions that, like the sky in its blueness, encompass all human beings.
The low-down: OK, so eternal blue skies and England don't always go together, but if you've ever stood under tumbling wisteria and been enchanted by its amazing scent, there's something of that lingering blueness to this fragrance.