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

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.]

How to pronounce violet?

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    Veena
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How to say violet in sign language?

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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. liam mahone:

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

  2. 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.

  3. John Meara:

    This gives me the ability to see on this model better than I will in the operating room. for Violet, I actually modified my osteotomies (bone cuts) based on something that I was able to see happening in the model.

  4. Corey Lewandowski:

    I look forward to my opportunity. ... Believe me I'm no flowering violet.

  5. Gene Juarez colorist Astrid Burgess:

    Intense violet involves a lightening process prior to a stain to create vivid results and aren’t always easily removed out of the hair, while at the same time can fade rapidly depending on home care and hair porosity.

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