What does violet mean?

Definitions for violet
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


  1. violet(Noun)

    A bluish-purple colour.

  2. violet(Noun)

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

  3. violet(Noun)

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

  4. violet(Adjective)

    Having a bluish-purple colour.

  5. Violet(ProperNoun)


  6. Origin: From violette, from Latin viola

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)

  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

  3. Violet(noun)

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

  4. Violet(noun)

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

  5. Violet(noun)

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

  6. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Parnham:

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

  2. liam mahone:

    Roses are red, and here is something new, violets are violet not really blue.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

  4. Mark Twain:

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

  5. John Meara:

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

Images & Illustrations of violet

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