from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
- adj. Ashen or pallid: a face livid with shock.
- adj. Extremely angry; furious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Furiously angry.
- adj. Having a dark, bluish appearance.
- adj. Pallid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as flesh may be from a contusion.
- adj. Extremely angry; enraged; infuriated.
- adj. Pallid; ashen; -- of the skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Black and blue,like a contusion.
- In zoology, pale purplish-brown, more or less translucent, resembling the color of a bruised surface of flesh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
- adj. furiously angry
- adj. anemic looking from illness or emotion
- adj. (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
Middle English livide, from Old French, from Latin līvidus, from līvēre, to be bluish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin līvidus ("blueish, livid; envious"), from līveō ("be of a bluish color or livid; envy"), from Old Latin *slivere, from Proto-Indo-European *sliwo-, suffixed form of *(s)leie- (“bluish”). Also see Old English sla ("sloe"), Welsh lliw ("splendor, color"), Old Irish li, Lithuanian slywas ("plum"), Russian and Old Church Slavonic сливовый ("plum"). (Wiktionary)