What does azure mean?

Definitions for azure
ˈæʒ ərazure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. azure, cerulean, sapphire, lazuline, sky-blueadjective

    a light shade of blue

  2. azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blueverb

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

    "October's bright blue weather"

  3. azureverb

    color azure

    "Morning azured the village"


  1. azurenoun

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

  2. azurenoun

    The unclouded sky; the blue vault above.

  3. azurenoun

    Lapis lazuli.

  4. azureverb

    To colour blue.

  5. azureadjective

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

  6. azureadjective

    In blazon, of the colour blue.

  7. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Azureadjective

    Blue; faint blue.

    Etymology: azur, Fr. azurro, Span. lazur, Arab. from lazuli, a blue stone.

    The blue of the first order, though very faint and little, may be the colour of some substances; and the azure colour of the skies seems to be of this order. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Thus replies
    Minerva, graceful with her azure eyes. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. i.

    The sea,
    Far through his azure turbulent domain,
    Your empire owns. James Thomson, Spring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Azureadjective

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

  2. Azurenoun

    the lapis lazuli

  3. Azurenoun

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

  4. Azurenoun

    the blue vault above; the unclouded sky

  5. Azurenoun

    a blue color, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines

  6. Azureverb

    to color blue

  7. Etymology: [F. & OSp. azur, Sp. azul, through Ar. from Per. ljaward, or ljuward, lapis lazuli, a blue color, ljaward, ljuward, 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Azure

    azh′ūr, or ā′zhūr, adj. of a faint blue: sky-coloured; clear, cloudless.—n. a delicate blue colour: the sky.—adjs. Azurē′an, Az′urine, azure.—n. Az′urite, blue carbonate of copper.—adjs. Az′urn (Milton), azure; Az′ury, bluish. [O. Fr. azur—Low L. azura—Ar. (al) lazward, Pers. lājward, lapis lazuli, blue colour.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. azure

    The deep blue colour of the sky, when perfectly cloudless.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. azure

    A French word used in heraldry to signify blue. In engraving arms it is always represented by horizontal lines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of azure in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of azure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of azure in a Sentence

  1. Todd Lowenstein:

    The lack of disclosure on Azure profitability is conspicuous by its absence.

  2. Trip Chowdhry:

    Only two companies are setting the tone of enterprise computing, Microsoft Office Azure and Amazon AWS.

  3. Gozo Island:

    There was a big raging sea beneath Azure Window, suddenly, the arch collapsed into the sea with a loud whoomph, throwing up a huge spray. By the time the spray had faded, the stack had gone too. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta, said on Facebook that losing the arch to corrosion was.

  4. Piers Harding-Rolls:

    Microsoft intends to be as agnostic as possible – even supporting other cloud service providers and all platforms – but you have to think that these tools will end with more companies using Azure as a result.

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