What does violet mean?

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ˈvaɪ ə lɪtvi·o·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violet(noun)

    any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers

  2. violet, reddish blue(adj)

    a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum

  3. purple, violet, purplish(adj)

    of a color intermediate between red and blue

Wiktionary

  1. violet(Noun)

    A bluish-purple colour.

    Etymology: From violette, from Latin viola

  2. violet(Noun)

    A fragrant plant genus with white, purple or yellow flowers.

    Etymology: From violette, from Latin viola

  3. violet(Noun)

    Any of several plants that look like the plants of the genus Viola but are taxonomically unrelated to them.

    Etymology: From violette, from Latin viola

  4. violet(Adjective)

    Having a bluish-purple colour.

    Etymology: From violette, from Latin viola

  5. Violet(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English.

    It may be as well to say, by way of parenthesis, that her real name was Violante,―at least, such was the name by which her mother had her christened. But her father thought it much too long, and said it was better to call her Violet.

    Etymology: A 19th century flower name from violet, sometimes as an anglicisation of the earlier French Violette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violet(noun)

    any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy (Viola tricolor)

    Etymology: [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. . Cf. Iodine.]

  2. Violet(noun)

    the color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum

    Etymology: [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. . Cf. Iodine.]

  3. Violet(noun)

    in art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color

    Etymology: [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. . Cf. Iodine.]

  4. Violet(noun)

    any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or Rusticus, and allied genera

    Etymology: [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. . Cf. Iodine.]

  5. Violet(noun)

    dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined

    Etymology: [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. . Cf. Iodine.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Violet

    vī′ō-let, n. any plant of genus Viola, of many species, with a flower generally of some shade of blue, but also white and yellow, and most often fragrant: the colour of the violet, a bluish or light purple.—adj. of the colour of the violet, bluish or light purple.—adjs. Violā′ceous, of a violet colour, purple; Violes′cent, tending to a violet colour. [Fr. violette, dim. of O. Fr. viole—L. viola; cf. Gr. ion.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of violet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of violet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of violet in a Sentence

  1. Chris Parnham:

    I can't pretend I'm a shrinking violet, i enjoy the attention.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds upon the heel that crushes it.

  3. Kylee Hoelscher:

    Her therapist was holding her, and [her friend] Violet and Eden started sword fighting again and Eden started taking a step toward Violet, they were kind of holding her, so they were supporting some of her weight, but she started taking steps around the room and then into the hallway.

  4. John Meara:

    For Violet, I actually modified my osteotomies (bone cuts) based on something that I was able to see happening in the model.

  5. Herman Melville:

    Where does the violet tint end and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blending enter into the other. So with sanity and insanity.

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