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definition of the word blue

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From Old French bleu, from Germanic *blewaz, from PIE *bhle-wo- (a suffixed form of *bhel-, 'to shine').

blue (comparative bluer, superlative bluest)

Positive
blue

Comparative
bluer

Superlative
bluest

  1. Having a color shade close to blue.
  2. (informal) Depressed, melancholic, sad.
    The phrase "feeling blue" was coined from a custom among old deepwater ships to fly blue flags or have a blue band painted along the hull if the vessel lost a captain or officers during a voyage.
  3. (entertainment, informal) Pornographic.
  4. (US, politics) Supportive of the Democratic Party.
    Many of the traditionally 'blue' states are on the east and west coasts.
    Congress turned 'blue' in the mid-term elections.
  5. (astronomy) Of the higher-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.

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