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Meaning of BLUSH

Pronunciation:  blush

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
  2. [n]  a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
  3. [v]  turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
  4. [v]  become rosy or reddish; "her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"

BLUSH is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bloom, crimson, flush, flush, flush, redden, rosiness
 See Also: color, colour, discolor, discolour, good health, healthiness, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, redden, reflex, unconditioned reflex



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blush\ (bl[u^]sh) v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blushed}
    (bl[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blushing}.] [OE. bluschen to
    shine, look, turn red, AS. blyscan to glow; akin to blysa a
    torch, [=a]bl[=y]sian to blush, D. blozen, Dan. blusse to
    blaze, blush.]
    1. To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense
       of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such
       cause, as the cheeks or face.
             To the nuptial bower I led her blushing like the
             morn.                                 --Milton.
             In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the
             young offender is ashamed to blush.   --Buckminster.
             He would stroke The head of modest and ingenuous
             worth, That blushed at its own praise. --Cowper.
    2. To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.
             The sun of heaven, methought, was loth to set, But
             stayed, and made the western welkin blush. --Shak.
    3. To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other
             Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. --T.
  2. \Blush\, v. t.
    1. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.
             To blush and beautify the cheek again. --Shak.
    2. To express or make known by blushing.
             I'll blush you thanks.                --Shak.
  3. \Blush\, n.
    1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a
       sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.
             The rosy blush of love.               --Trumbull.
    2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.
             Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills.
    {At first blush}, or {At the first blush}, at the first
       appearance or view. ``At the first blush, we thought they
       had been ships come from France.'' --Hakluyt.
    Note: This phrase is used now more of ideas, opinions, etc.,
          than of material things. ``All purely identical
          propositions, obviously, and at first blush, appear,''
          etc. --Locke.
    {To put to the blush}, to cause to blush with shame; to put
       to shame.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are wearing blush indicates that you want to be more expressive and loving.
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