blue (

     adj 1: having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky;
            "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson;
            "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke" [syn: bluish,
             blueish, light-blue, dark-blue]
     2: used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore
        blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line"
     3: wearing blue; "the painting is called `the blue boy'"; "the
        blue team"
     4: low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city";
        "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and
        resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his
        defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: depressed,
         dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, {down
        in the mouth}, low, low-spirited]
     5: characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and
        blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words" [syn: blasphemous,
     6: suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue
        jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy
        details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty
        words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
        [syn: gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque,
     7: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or
        aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic
        Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family";
        "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle
        blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South";
        "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features";
        "patrician tastes" [syn: aristocratic, aristocratical,
         blue-blooded, gentle, patrician]
     8: morally rigorous and strict; "blue laws"; "the puritan work
        ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was
        anything but puritanical in her behavior" [syn: blue(a),
         puritan, puritanic, puritanical]
     9: tinged with blue or purple from cold or contusion; "the
        children's lips are blue from cold"; "a blue bruise" [syn:
         bluish, blueish]
     10: characterized by or marked with a bluish color; "a blue
         fox"; "the great blue whale"; "a blue spruce"
     11: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
         "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate
         winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of
         November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
         [syn: dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting,
          gloomy, grim]
     n 1: the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of
          bright blue" [syn: blueness]
     2: blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"
     3: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue;
        "the Union army was a vast blue"
     4: the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into
        the blue" [syn: blue sky, blue air, wild blue yonder]
     5: used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
        [syn: bluing, blueing]
     6: the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a
        barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic [syn: {amobarbital
        sodium}, blue angel, Amytal]
     7: any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family
     v : turn blue