English - Vietnamese Dictionary
blue /blu:/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- (thông tục) chán nản, thất vọng
- to feel blue: cảm thấy chán nản
- things look blue: mọi việc có vẻ đáng chán, mọi việc có vẻ đáng buồn
- blue study: sự ưu tư buồn bã, sự suy nghĩ ủ ê
- (chính trị) (thuộc) đảng Tô rõi rệu 1 chĩu phĩu uống say mèm, uống say bí tỉ
- to make (turn) the air blue
- danh từ
- màu xanh
- to be dressed in blue: mặc quần áo màu xanh
- vận động viên điền kinh (trường đại học Ôc-phớt và Căm-brít); huy hiệu vận động điền kinh (trường đại học Ôc-phớt và Căm-brít)
- the dark blues: những vận động viên điền kinh của trường đại học Ôc-phớt
- the light blues: những vận động viên điền kinh của trường đại học Căm-brít
- nữ học giả, nữ sĩ ((cũng) blue stocking)
- (số nhiều) sự buồn chán
- to be in the blues; to have the blues: buồn chán
- to give someone the blues: gây nỗi buồn chán cho ai
- ngoại động từ
- (từ lóng) xài phí, phung phí (tiền bạc)
+blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
+any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue
+the sky as viewed during daylight
+used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
+the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
+any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
+of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
+used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
+low in spirits
+characterized by profanity or cursing
+suggestive of sexual impropriety
+belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
+morally rigorous and strict
Advanced English Dictionary
1 depressed, low-spirited, dispirited, sad, dismal, down, down in the mouth, gloomy, unhappy, glum, downcast, crestfallen, chap-fallen, dejected, melancholy, despondent, downhearted, morose:
I've been feeling blue since Kathleen left me.
2 obscene, vulgar, indecent, titillating, pornographic, dirty, filthy, lewd, smutty, risqué, bawdy, sexy, X, X-rated, 18, US XXX; indelicate, suggestive, off colour, erotic, coarse, offensive, improper:
There's a place nearby that shows blue movies.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ adjective (bluer, bluest)
1 having the colour of a clear sky or the sea/ocean on a clear day: piercing blue eyes + a blue shirt
2 (of a person or part of the body) looking slightly blue in colour because the person is cold or cannot breathe easily: Her hands were blue with cold.
3 (informal) sad; depressed: He'd been feeling blue all week.
4 films/movies, jokes or stories that are blue are about sex: a blue movie
See also - TRUE-BLUE
blueness noun [U, sing.]: the blueness of the water
Idioms: sb's blue-eyed boy (BrE, informal, often disapproving) a person treated with special favour by sb: He's the manager's blue-eyed boy.
do sth till you are blue in the face (informal) to try to do sth as hard and as long as you possibly can but without success: You can argue till you're blue in the face, but you won't change my mind.
more at BLACK adj., DEVIL, ONCE adv., SCREAM v.
-see also BLUES
1 [C, U] the colour of a clear sky or the sea/ocean on a clear day: bright / dark / light / pale blue + The room was decorated in vibrant blues and yellows. + She was dressed in blue.
2 (BrE) a person who has played a particular sport for Oxford or Cambridge University; a title given to them: He's an Oxford rugby blue. + She won a blue for rowing.
Idioms: out of the blue unexpectedly; without warning: His resignation came right out of the blue.
more at BOLT n., BOY n.
very | quite, slightly
dark, deep, rich | light, pale | bright, brilliant, vivid
a brilliant blue sky her vivid blue eyes
| cobalt, navy, royal, slate
a navy blue jumper > Special page at COLOUR
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