from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light purplish-blue.
- n. Heraldry The color blue.
- n. The blue sky.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blue colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.
- n. The clear blue colour of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this colour.
- n. The unclouded sky; the blue vault above.
- n. Lapis lazuli.
- adj. Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue colour of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless.
- adj. In blazon, of the colour blue.
- v. To colour blue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue color of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless.
- n. The lapis lazuli.
- n. The clear blue color of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this color.
- n. The blue vault above; the unclouded sky.
- n. A blue color, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.
- transitive v. To color blue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lapis lazuli.
- n. The fine blue color of the sky: as, “her eyes a bashful azure,”
- n. A name formerly applied to several sky-colored or blue pigments, but now used for cobalt blue (which see, under blue).
- n. The sky, or blue vault of heaven.
- n. In heraldry, the tincture blue, which in uncolored drawings or engravings is represented by shading in horizontal lines. Often abbreviated to az.
- Resembling the clear blue color of the sky; sky-blue.
- To color blue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light shade of blue
- adj. of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky
- v. color azure
Middle English, from Old French azur, from Medieval Latin azura, from Arabic al-lāzaward, the azure : al-, the + lāzaward, azure (from Persian lājward, lapis lazuli).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French azur, derived from Arabic لازوَرْد (lāzaward, "lapis lazuli"), dropping the l as if it were equivalent to the French article l'. The Arabic is from Persian لاجورد (lajward, "azure"), from the region of Lajward in Turkestan. (Wiktionary)