Definitions for azureˈæʒ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

az•ureˈæʒ ər(n.)

  1. the blue of a clear or unclouded sky; a light, purplish shade of blue.

  2. the heraldic color blue.

    Category: Heraldry

  3. the clear, cloudless sky.

  4. (adj.)of or having the color azure.

Origin of azure:

1275–1325; ME asure < AF, OF, ult. alter. of Ar al lazuwar(d) (by misdividing the initial l together with the article) < Pers lāzhuwardlapis lazuli

Princeton's WordNet

  1. azure, cerulean, sapphire, lazuline, sky-blue(adj)

    a light shade of blue

  2. azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue(verb)

    of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky

    "October's bright blue weather"

  3. azure(verb)

    color azure

    "Morning azured the village"

Wiktionary

  1. azure(Noun)

    A blue colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.

  2. azure(Noun)

    The unclouded sky; the blue vault above.

  3. azure(Noun)

    Lapis lazuli.

  4. azure(Verb)

    To colour blue.

  5. azure(Adjective)

    Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue colour of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless.

  6. azure(Adjective)

    In blazon, of the colour blue.

  7. Origin: azur, derived from لازورد, dropping the l as if it were equivalent to the French article l'. The is from لاجورد, from the region of Lajward in Turkestan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Azure(adj)

    sky-blue; resembling the clear blue color of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless

  2. Azure(noun)

    the lapis lazuli

  3. Azure(noun)

    the clear blue color of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this color

  4. Azure(noun)

    the blue vault above; the unclouded sky

  5. Azure(noun)

    a blue color, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines

  6. Azure(verb)

    to color blue

Freebase

  1. Azure

    In heraldry, azure is the tincture with the colour blue, and belongs to the class of tinctures called "colours". In engraving, it is sometimes depicted as a region of horizontal lines or else marked with either az. or b. as an abbreviation. The term azure derives from name of the deep blue stone now called lapis lazuli. The word was adopted into Old French by the twelfth century, from which the word passed into use in the blazon of coats of arms. As an heraldic colour, the word azure simply means "blue". It is one of many concepts with both a French and German word in English, the former being used by the French-speaking nobles following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 and the latter being used by the commoners of Anglo-Saxon stock. So while French-speaking heralds described banners as azure, commoners simply called them blue. Because it comes from a French word that simply means "blue", a wide range of colour values is used in the depiction of azure in armory and flags. In addition to the standard blue tincture called azure, there is a lighter blue sometimes found that is called bleu celeste or "sky blue". Neither azure nor bleu celeste is precisely defined as a particular shade of blue, but azure is consistently depicted in a much darker shade.

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