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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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. Corey Lewandowski:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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