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Meaning of AZURE

Pronunciation:  'azhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light shade of blue
  2. [adj]  of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky; "October's bright blue weather"
  3. [v]  color azure; "Morning azured the village"

AZURE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: bright blue, cerulean, cerulean, chromatic, lazuline, sapphire, sky-blue, sky-blue
 See Also: blue, blueness, color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Az"ure\ (?; 277), a. [F. & OSp. azur, Sp. azul, through
    Ar. from Per. l[=a]jaward, or l[=a]juward, lapis lazuli, a
    blue color, l[=a]jaward[=i], l[=a]juward[=i], azure,
    cerulean, the initial l having been dropped, perhaps by the
    influence of the Ar. azr-aq azure, blue. Cf. G. lasur,
    lasurstein, azure color, azure stone, and NL. lapis lazuli.]
    Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue color of the unclouded
    sky; cerulean; also, cloudless.
    {Azure stone} (Min.), the lapis lazuli; also, the lazulite.
  2. \Az"ure\, n.
    1. The lapis lazuli. [Obs.]
    2. The clear blue color of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of
       this color. ``In robes of azure.'' --Wordsworth.
    3. The blue vault above; the unclouded sky.
             Not like those steps On heaven's azure. --Milton.
    4. (Her.) A blue color, represented in engraving by
       horizontal parallel lines.
  3. \Az"ure\, v. t.
    To color blue.
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