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blue

1. any of a group of colours, such as that of a clear unclouded sky, that have wavelengths in the range 490--445 nanometres. Blue is the complementary colour of yellow and with red and green forms a set of primary colours
2. 
a. a sportsman who represents or has represented Oxford or Cambridge University and has the right to wear the university colour (dark blue for Oxford, light blue for Cambridge)
b. the honour of so representing one's university
3. Brit an informal name for Tory
4. any of numerous small blue-winged butterflies of the genera Lampides, Polyommatus, etc.: family Lycaenidae
5. Archery a blue ring on a target, between the red and the black, scoring five points
6. a blue ball in snooker, etc

blue

[blü]
(optics)
The hue evoked in an average observer by monochromatic radiation having a wavelength in the approximate range from 455 to 492 nanometers; however, the same sensation can be produced in a variety of other ways.

blue

in American flag, symbolizes justice. [Color Symbolism: Leach, 242; Jobes, 356]
See: Justice

Blue

A language proposed by Softech to meet the DoD Ironman requirements which led to Ada. ["On the BLUE Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):10-15 (Oct 1978)].
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He said he noticed blueness around Ross' lips and there was no sound from him.
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Or Amorsolo's women bathers, their fingers wringing water from their tapis brown against the blueness of the brook.
He blew; and the beauty of his playing brought tears to the father's eyes, so he said afterwards, though Wolfi could see no evidence of tears, only the unnerving blueness of a gaze that seemed to see too much and confide too little.
What holds them all together, from the Magrheb ( The Blueness of the Evening ) to the Gulf ( Gathering the Tide )?
Prolific Moroccan poet and translator Hassan Najmis Collection The Blueness of the Evening represents a valuable window into the emerging world of Arabic free verse, a form only recently gaining prevalence.
We were told its blueness was brought about by an accident.