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Blue vs. Blood

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Blueadjective

Of the colour blue.

‘the deep blue sea’;

Bloodnoun

A vital liquid flowing in the bodies of many types of animals that usually conveys nutrients and oxygen. In vertebrates, it is colored red by hemoglobin, is conveyed by arteries and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow.

‘The cultists gathered around a chalice of blood.’;

Blueadjective

(informal) Depressed, melancholic, sad.

Bloodnoun

A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption (see blood relative, blood relation, by blood).

Blueadjective

Pale, without redness or glare; said of a flame.

‘The candle burns blue.’;

Bloodnoun

(historical) One of the four humours in the human body.

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Blueadjective

(politics) Supportive of, run by (a member of), pertaining to, or dominated by a political party represented by the colour blue.

Bloodnoun

A blood test or blood sample.

Blueadjective

Supportive of, run by (a member of), pertaining to, or dominated by the Democratic Party.

‘I live in a blue constituency.’; ‘Congress turned blue in the mid-term elections.’;

Bloodnoun

The sap or juice which flows in or from plants.

Blueadjective

Supportive of or related to the Liberal Party.

‘Illawarra turns blue in Liberal washout’;

Bloodnoun

(poetic) The juice of anything, especially if red.

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Blueadjective

(astronomy) Of the higher-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.

Bloodnoun

(obsolete) Temper of mind; disposition; mood

Blueadjective

(of steak) Extra rare; left very raw and cold.

Bloodnoun

(obsolete) A lively, showy man; a rake; a dandy.

Blueadjective

(of a dog or cat) Having a coat of fur of a slaty gray shade.

Bloodnoun

A blood horse, one of good pedigree.

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Blueadjective

(archaic) Severe or overly strict in morals; gloomy.

‘blue and sour religionists;’; ‘blue laws’;

Bloodnoun

(figurative) Bloodshed.

‘They came looking for blood.’;

Blueadjective

literary; bluestockinged.

Bloodnoun

member of a certain gang.

Blueadjective

(particle physics) Having a color charge of blue.

Bloodverb

(transitive) To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody.

Blueadjective

(entertainment) Risque or obscene

‘His material is too blue for prime-time’;

Bloodverb

To let blood (from); to bleed.

Blueadjective

Pornographic or profane.

‘The air was blue with oaths.’; ‘a blue movie’;

Bloodverb

(transitive) To initiate into warfare or a blood sport, traditionally by smearing with the blood of the first kill witnessed.

Bluenoun

The colour of the clear sky or the deep sea, between green and violet in the visible spectrum, and one of the primary additive colours for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and green from white light using magenta and cyan filters; or any colour resembling this.

Bloodnoun

The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial.

Bluenoun

A blue dye or pigment.

Bloodnoun

Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.

‘To share the blood of Saxon royalty.’; ‘A friend of our own blood.’;

Bluenoun

Any of several processes to protect metal against rust.

Bloodnoun

Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.

‘Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam.’; ‘I am a gentleman of blood and breeding.’;

Bluenoun

Blue clothing

‘The boys in blue marched to the pipers.’;

Bloodnoun

Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.

Bluenoun

(in the plural) A blue uniform. See blues.

Bloodnoun

The fleshy nature of man.

‘Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood.’;

Bluenoun

(slang) A member of law enforcement

Bloodnoun

The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.

‘So wills the fierce, avenging sprite,Till blood for blood atones.’;

Bluenoun

The sky, literally or figuratively.

‘The ball came out of the blue and cracked his windshield.’; ‘His request for leave came out of the blue.’;

Bloodnoun

A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition.

‘He was a thing of blood, whose every motionWas timed with dying cries.’;

Bluenoun

The ocean; deep waters.

Bloodnoun

Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; - as if the blood were the seat of emotions.

‘When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.’;

Bluenoun

Anything blue, especially to distinguish it from similar objects differing only in color.

Bloodnoun

A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake.

‘Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty?’; ‘It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.’;

Bluenoun

A dog or cat with a slaty gray coat.

Bloodnoun

The juice of anything, especially if red.

‘He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.’;

Bluenoun

(snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of five points.

Bloodverb

To bleed.

Bluenoun

Any of the butterflies of the subfamily Polyommatinae in the family Lycaenidae, most of which have blue on their wings.

Bloodverb

To stain, smear or wet, with blood.

‘Reach out their spears afar,And blood their points.’;

Bluenoun

A bluefish.

Bloodverb

To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.

‘It was most important too that his troops should be blooded.’;

Bluenoun

An argument.

Bloodverb

To heat the blood of; to exasperate.

‘The auxiliary forces of the French and English were much blooded one against another.’;

Bluenoun

A liquid with an intense blue colour, added to a laundry wash to prevent yellowing of white clothes.

Bloodnoun

the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;

‘blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries waste products away’; ‘the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions’;

Bluenoun

(British) A type of firecracker.

Bloodnoun

the descendants of one individual;

‘his entire lineage has been warriors’;

Bluenoun

(archaic) A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.

Bloodnoun

the shedding of blood resulting in murder;

‘he avenged the blood of his kinsmen’;

Bluenoun

(particle physics) One of the three color charges for quarks.

Bloodnoun

temperament or disposition;

‘a person of hot blood’;

Blueverb

(ergative) To make or become blue.

Bloodnoun

a dissolute man in fashionable society

Blueverb

To treat the surface of steel so that it is passivated chemically and becomes more resistant to rust.

Bloodnoun

people viewed as members of a group;

‘we need more young blood in this organization’;

Blueverb

To brighten by treating with blue (laundry aid)

Bloodverb

smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill

Blueverb

To spend (money) extravagantly; to blow.

Blood

Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves.

Blueadjective

Having the color of the clear sky, or a hue resembling it, whether lighter or darker; as, the deep, blue sea; as blue as a sapphire; blue violets.

Blueadjective

Pale, without redness or glare, - said of a flame; hence, of the color of burning brimstone, betokening the presence of ghosts or devils; as, the candle burns blue; the air was blue with oaths.

Blueadjective

Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.

Blueadjective

Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.

Blueadjective

Severe or over strict in morals; gloom; as, blue and sour religionists; suiting one who is over strict in morals; inculcating an impracticable, severe, or gloomy mortality; as, blue laws.

Blueadjective

Literary; - applied to women; - an abbreviation of bluestocking.

‘The ladies were very blue and well informed.’; ‘For his religion . . . 'T was Presbyterian, true blue.’;

Bluenoun

One of the seven colors into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism; the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that, whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color.

Bluenoun

A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.

Bluenoun

Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.

Blueverb

To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.

Bluenoun

the color of the clear sky in the daytime;

‘he had eyes of bright blue’;

Bluenoun

blue clothing;

‘she was wearing blue’;

Bluenoun

any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue;

‘the Union army was a vast blue’;

Bluenoun

the sky as viewed during daylight;

‘he shot an arrow into the blue’;

Bluenoun

used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge

Bluenoun

the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic

Bluenoun

any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

Blueverb

turn blue

Blueadjective

having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky;

‘October's bright blue weather’; ‘a blue flame’; ‘blue haze of tobacco smoke’;

Blueadjective

used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms);

‘a ragged blue line’;

Blueadjective

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’;

Blueadjective

characterized by profanity or cursing;

‘foul-mouthed and blasphemous’; ‘blue language’; ‘profane words’;

Blueadjective

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’;

Blueadjective

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’;

Blueadjective

morally rigorous and strict;

‘blue laws’; ‘the puritan work ethic’; ‘puritanic distaste for alcohol’; ‘she was anything but puritanical in her behavior’;

Blueadjective

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’;

Blue

Blue is one of the three primary colours of pigments in painting and traditional colour theory, as well as in the RGB colour model. It lies between violet and green on the spectrum of visible light.

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