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blue

adjective uk   /bluː/ us  

blue adjective (COLOUR)

A1 of the colour of the sky without clouds on a bright day, or a darker or lighter type of this: a faded blue shirt pale blue eyes Her hands were blue with cold (= slightly blue because of the cold).

blue adjective (SEXUAL)

showing or mentioning sexual activity in a way that offends many people: a blue joke a blue movie/film His humour is a bit too blue for my tastes.

blue adjective (SAD)

C2 [after verb] informal feeling or showing sadness: He's been a bit blue since he failed his exams.
See also

blue adjective (MEAT)

(also extra-rare) (of meat) cooked so that it is still very red
blueness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbluː.nəs/ us  

blue

noun uk   /bluː/ us  

blue noun (COLOUR)

A2 [C or U] a blue colour

blue noun (SPORTS)

[C] UK a person who has played a sport for Oxford University against Cambridge University or for Cambridge University against Oxford University, or the title given to him or her for this
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