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Red vs. Blue

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Redadjective

Having red as its color.

‘The girl wore a red skirt.’;

Blueadjective

Of the colour blue.

‘the deep blue sea’;

Redadjective

(of hair) Having an orange-brown or orange-blond colour; ginger.

‘Her hair had red highlights.’;

Blueadjective

(informal) Depressed, melancholic, sad.

Redadjective

Of the hearts or diamonds suits. Compare of the spades or clubs suits

‘I got two red queens, and he got one of the black queens.’;

Blueadjective

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

‘The candle burns blue.’;

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Redadjective

Supportive of, related to, or dominated by a political party or movement represented by the color red:

Blueadjective

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

Redadjective

the U.S. Republican party

‘a red state’; ‘a red Congress’;

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.’;

Redadjective

Left-wing parties and movements, chiefly socialist or communist, including the U.K. Labour party and the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

‘the red-black grand coalition in Germany’;

Blueadjective

Supportive of or related to the Liberal Party.

‘Illawarra turns blue in Liberal washout’;

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Redadjective

Amerind; relating to Amerindians or First Nations

Blueadjective

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

Redadjective

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

Blueadjective

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

Redadjective

(particle physics) Having a color charge of red.

Blueadjective

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

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Rednoun

Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670 nm, of the visible spectrum; a primary additive colour for transmitted light: the colour obtained by subtracting green and blue from white light using magenta and yellow filters; the colour of blood, ripe strawberries, etc.

Blueadjective

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

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

Rednoun

(countable) A revolutionary socialist or (most commonly) a Communist; usually capitalized a Bolshevik, a supporter of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War.

Blueadjective

literary; bluestockinged.

Rednoun

One of the 15 red balls used in snooker, distinguished from the colours.

Blueadjective

(particle physics) Having a color charge of blue.

Rednoun

Red wine.

Blueadjective

(entertainment) Risque or obscene

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

Rednoun

A redshank.

Blueadjective

Pornographic or profane.

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

Rednoun

An Amerind.

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.

Rednoun

(slang) The drug secobarbital; a capsule of this drug.

Bluenoun

A blue dye or pigment.

Rednoun

(informal) A red light a traffic signal

Bluenoun

Any of several processes to protect metal against rust.

Rednoun

red lemonade

Bluenoun

Blue clothing

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

Rednoun

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

Bluenoun

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

Rednoun

chili con carne (usually in the phrase "bowl of red")

Bluenoun

(slang) A member of law enforcement

Redverb

(archaic) rede

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.’;

Red

imp. & p. p. of Read.

Bluenoun

The ocean; deep waters.

Redverb

To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; - generally with up; as, to red up a house.

Bluenoun

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

Redadjective

Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part.

‘Your color, I warrant you, is as red as any rose.’;

Bluenoun

A dog or cat with a slaty gray coat.

Rednoun

The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these.

Bluenoun

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

Rednoun

A red pigment.

Bluenoun

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

Rednoun

An abbreviation for Red Republican. See under Red, a.

Bluenoun

A bluefish.

Rednoun

The menses.

Bluenoun

An argument.

Rednoun

the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood

Bluenoun

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

Rednoun

a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana

Bluenoun

(British) A type of firecracker.

Rednoun

emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

Bluenoun

(archaic) A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.

Rednoun

the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue;

‘the company operated at a loss last year’; ‘the company operated in the red last year’;

Bluenoun

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

Redadjective

having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Blueverb

(ergative) To make or become blue.

Redadjective

characterized by violence or bloodshed;

‘writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days’; ‘fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing’; ‘convulsed with red rage’;

Blueverb

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

Redadjective

(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;

‘crimson with fury’; ‘turned red from exertion’; ‘with puffy reddened eyes’; ‘red-faced and violent’; ‘flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment’;

Blueverb

To brighten by treating with blue (laundry aid)

Redadjective

red with or characterized by blood;

‘waving our red weapons o'er our heads’; ‘The Red Badge of Courage’; ‘the red rules of tooth and claw’;

Blueverb

To spend (money) extravagantly; to blow.

Red

Red is the color at the long wavelength end of the visible spectrum of light, next to orange and opposite violet. It has a dominant wavelength of approximately 625–740 nanometres.

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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