What does violet mean?

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ˈvaɪ ə lɪtvi·o·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violetnoun

    any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers

  2. violet, reddish blueadjective

    a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum

  3. purple, violet, purplishadjective

    of a color intermediate between red and blue


  1. violetnoun

    A bluish-purple colour.

  2. violetnoun

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

  3. violetnoun

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

  4. violetadjective

    Having a bluish-purple colour.

  5. Violetnoun

    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.

  6. Etymology: From violette, from Latin viola

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violetnoun

    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. Violetnoun

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

  3. Violetnoun

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

  4. Violetnoun

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

  5. Violetnoun

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

  6. 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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  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. New York:

    Their bright, resonant sopranos blend impeccably; Davie's Violet tackles the top notes with a delicacy and ardor that emphasize fragility and fear, while Padgett gives Daisy pluck and wit.

  2. Mark Twain:

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

  3. Vincent van Gogh:

    The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.

  4. Allen Ginsberg:

    No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.

  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.

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