Blue vs Safranine - What's the difference?

blue | safranine |


As a proper noun blue

is an anglicization of (etyl) blau.

As a noun safranine is

any of a class of red to blue azine dyes.

blue

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete) * (obsolete)

Adjective

(er)
  • Of the colour blue.
  • (lb) Depressed, melancholic, sad.
  • *
  • *:“Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue'-stocking and the fogy!—and yours ''are'' pale '''blue , Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling ''à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better.”
  • Pale, without redness or glare; said of a flame.
  • Pornographic or profane.
  • (lb) Supportive of, run by (a member of), pertaining to, or dominated by a political party represented by the colour blue.
  • #
  • # Supportive of or related to the Liberal Party.
  • (lb) Of the higher-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.
  • (lb) Extra rare; left very raw and cold.
  • (lb) Possessing a coat of fur that is a shade of gray.
  • (lb) Severe or overly strict in morals; gloomy.
  • literary; bluestockinged.
  • * (William Makepeace Thackeray) (1811-1863)
  • The ladies were very blue and well informed.
  • (lb) Having a color charge of blue.
  • Antonyms

    * (having blue as its colour) nonblue, unblue

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The colour of the clear sky or the deep sea, between green and violet in the visible spectrum, and one of the primary additive colours for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and green from white light using magenta and cyan filters; or any colour resembling this.
  • A blue dye or pigment.
  • Any of several processes to protect metal against rust.
  • Blue clothing
  • The boys in blue marched to the pipers.
  • (in the plural) A blue uniform. See blues.
  • (slang) A member of law enforcement
  • The sky, literally or figuratively.
  • The ball came out of the blue and cracked his windshield.
    ''His request for leave came out of the blue .
  • The ocean; deep waters.
  • Anything blue, especially to distinguish it from similar objects differing only in color.
  • (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 5 points.
  • Any of the blue-winged butterflies of the subfamily in the family Lycaenidae.
  • A bluefish.
  • (Australia, colloquial) An argument.
  • * 2008 , Cheryl Jorgensen, The Taint , page 135,
  • If they had a blue between themselves, they kept it there, it never flowed out onto the streets to innocent people — like a lot of things that have been happenin? on the streets today.
  • * 2009 , John Gilfoyle, Remember Cannon Hill , page 102,
  • On another occasion, there was a blue between Henry Daniels and Merv Wilson down at the pig sale. I don?t know what it was about, it only lasted a minute or so, but they shook hands when it was over and that was the end of it.
  • * 2011 , Julietta Jameson, Me, Myself and Lord Byron , unnumbered page,
  • I was a bit disappointed. Was that it? No abuse like Lord Byron had endured? Not that I was wishing that upon myself. It was just that a blue between my parents, albeit a raging, foul, bile-spitting hate fest, was not exactly Charles Dickens.
  • A liquid with an intense blue colour, added to a laundry wash to prevent yellowing of white clothes.
  • (British) A type of firecracker.
  • (archaic) A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.
  • (particle physics) One of the three color charges for quarks.
  • Verb

  • (ergative) To make or become blue.
  • (metallurgy) To treat the surface of steel so that it is passivated chemically and becomes more resistant to rust.
  • (slang) To spend (money) extravagantly; to blow.
  • * 1974 , (GB Edwards), The Book of Ebenezer Le Page , New York 2007, p. 311:
  • They was willing to blue the lot and have nothing left when they got home except debts on the never-never.

    Derived terms

    * antiblue * between the devil and the deep blue sea * bice blue * black and blue * blue baby * blue bag * Blue Bird * blue blood * blue book * blue box * blue cat * blue catfish * blue cheese * blue chip * blue circle rate * blue cod * blue cohosh * blue crab * blue curls * blue devils * blue duck * Blue Ensign * blue flag * blue flier * blue flu * blue fox * blue funk * blue gound * blue gouse * blue gum * blue heaven * blue heeler * blue helmet * blue heron * blue jay * blue jeans * blue john * blue law * blue line * blue list * Blue Mantle * blue mold * blue Monday * blue moon * blue movie * Blue Nile * blue note * blue ointment * blue pages * blue pencil * Blue Peter * blue pike * blue plate * blue point * blue racer * blue riband * Blue Ridge * blue rinse * blue runner * blue shark * blue sheep * blue spruce * blue state * blue streak * blue vitriol * blue wall of silence * blue water * blue whale * blue wren * blueback * blueback salmon * bluebeard * bluebeat * bluebell * blueberry * bluebill * bluebird * blue-black * blue-blooded * bluebonnet * bluebottle * blue-chip * bluecoat * blue-collar * bluecurls * blue-eyed boy * blue-eyed grass * blue-eyed Mar * blue-eyed soul * bluefin * bluefin tuna * bluefish * bluegill * bluegrass * blue-green alga * blueing * blueish * bluejacket * bluely * blueness * bluenose * blue-pencil * blue-plate * bluepoint * blueprint * blue-ribbon * bluerinse * blue-rinse * blues * blueshift * blue-sky * blue-sky law * bluesman * bluestem * bluestocking * bluestone * bluesy * bluet * blue-tile fever * bluetit * bluetongue * blue-water * blueweed * bluey * bluing * bluish * bluishness * blut tit * bolt from the blue * boys in blue * Cambridge blue * cobalt blue * code blue * Colorado blue spruce * common blue * Copenhagen blue * cordon bleu * cornflower blue * cry blue murder * Danish blue * dark blue * duck-egg blue * eggshell blue * electric-blue * genetian blue * go blue * half-blue * ice blue * in a blue funk * indigo blue * iron blue * Kerry blue terrier * light blue * methylene blue * midnight blue * navy blue * Nile blue * once in a blue moon * out of the blue * Oxford blue * peacock blue * petrol blue * powder blue * Prussian blue * pygmy blue * robin's-egg blue * royal blue * Russian blue * saxe blue * Saxon blue * scream blue murder * * sky blue * slate blue * steel blue * Tasmanian blue gum * the blues * true-blue * trypan blue * until one is blue in the face * Wedgwood blue

    See also

    * * * * Havasupai * primary colour * rainbow * RGB

    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ----

    safranine

    Alternative forms

    * safranin

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • any of a class of red to blue azine dyes