A lighthouse set against an azure sky.
An example of azure is the sky on a clear day.
Origin of azureMiddle English asur from Old French azur (with omission of initial l-, as if l'azur) from Arabic l?zaward from Persian l?zhuward, lapis lazuli
- sky blue or any similar blue color
- Old Poet. the blue sky
- a. A bright blue, as of a clear sky.b. Heraldry The color blue.
- The blue sky.
Origin of azureMiddle English from Old French azur from Medieval Latin azura from Arabic al-lāzaward the azure al- the lāzaward azure ( from Persian lāzhuward lapis lazuli )
(countable and uncountable, plural azures)
- (heraldry) A blue colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.
- The clear blue colour of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this colour.
- (poetic) The unclouded sky; the blue vault above.
- Lapis lazuli.
(third-person singular simple present azures, present participle azuring, simple past and past participle azured)