bluer bluer  /b ˈlu ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
  2. (n) blue clothing
  3. (n) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue
  4. (n) the sky as viewed during daylight
  5. (n) used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  6. (n) the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
  7. (n) any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  8. (v) turn blue
  9. (adj) of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
  10. (adj) used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
  11. (adj) filled with melancholy and despondency
  12. (adj) characterized by profanity or cursing
  13. (adj) suggestive of sexual impropriety
  14. (adj) belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
  15. (adj) morally rigorous and strict
  16. (adj) causing dejection

Usage(s):

  1. Even so, some women in the mainline, and even a few in the evangelical world, have managed to break through to bluer pastoral skies.
  2. Environmentalists suspect that those bluer skies may not last, however.
  3. In unromantic fact the bluegrass is no bluer than the Danube.

News

  • On the Hill: Mountain biking Van Sickle Trail

    Today's activity: Mountain biking Van Sickle Trail. Conditions: Blue skys, an even bluer Lake Tahoe in the foreground and one killer trail awaited Drew Hanley as he took his mountain bike out for a ride down the Van Sickle Trail.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune

Quotes

  1. "We might be bluer and bluer," Busch said. "But they're going to be here for this primary."
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Michael Busch Source: NBC 4.com

  2. "Resource conservation and environmental protection must continue from generation to generation to make our mountains greener, waters cleaner and skies bluer," Wen said.
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Wen Jiabao Source: 中华人民共和国水利部 (新闻发布)

  3. "It's a bluer state than it was," said Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). "It's the nature of these changing times we live in."
    on Apr 28, 2009 By: Bob Casey Source: Los Angeles Times

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