What does blush mean?

Definitions for blush
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloom, blush, flush, rosinessnoun

    a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  2. blush, flushverb

    sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

  3. blush, crimson, flush, reddenverb

    turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

    "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

  4. blushverb

    become rosy or reddish

    "her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blushverb

    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

  2. Blushverb

    to grow red; to have a red or rosy color

  3. Blushverb

    to have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers

  4. Blushverb

    to suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate

  5. Blushverb

    to express or make known by blushing

  6. Blushnoun

    a suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty

  7. Blushnoun

    a red or reddish color; a rosy tint

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blush

    blush, n. a red glow on the face caused by shame, modesty, &c.: any reddish colour: sudden appearance.—v.i. to show shame or confusion by growing red in the face: to grow red.—n. Blush′et (Ben Jonson), a young, modest girl.—adj. Blush′ful, full of blushes: modest—n. Blush′ing, the act of turning red: the appearance of colour upon the cheek.—p.adj. showing blushes: modest.—adv. Blush′ingly.—At the first blush, at the first glance.—To put to the blush, to cause to blush. [Prob. Scand.; cog. with A.S. blysa, a blaze. See Blaze, Blowze.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BLUSH

    A temporary erythema and calorific effulgence of the physiognomy, aeteologized by the perceptiveness of the sensorium, in a predicament of inequilibrity, from a sense of shame, anger or other cause, eventuating in a paresis of the vase-motorial, muscular filaments of the facial capillaries, whereby, being divested of their elasticity, they become suffused with a radiance emanating from an intimidated praecordia.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blush in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blush in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of blush in a Sentence

  1. Mary McCarthy:

    In verity we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the thousands and thousands of European peasants and poor townspeople who came here bringing their humanity and their sufferings with them. It is the absence of a stable upper class that is responsible for much of the vulgarity of the American scene. Should we blush before the visitor for this deficiency?

  2. Randy Mastro:

    This is a racketeering scheme so audacious it would make the mob blush.

  3. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 6:

    But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy.

  4. Gavin Newsom:

    He is to the right of Donald Trump, he would make, honestly, Donald Trump blush.

  5. Charles de LEUSSE:

    A kiss on one cheek makes her blush both cheeks. (Un bisou sur une joue Fait rougir les deux joues)

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