Azure meaning

ăzhər
The definition of azure is a light, purplish blue color.

An example of azure is the sky on a clear day.

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The blue sky.
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Of or like the color of a clear sky; sky-blue.
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Sky blue or any similar blue color.
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The blue sky.
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(heraldry) A blue colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.
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The clear blue colour of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this colour.

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(poetic) The unclouded sky; the blue vault above.
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Lapis lazuli.
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Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue colour of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless.
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(heraldry) In blazon, of the colour blue.
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Origin of azure

  • Middle English from Old French azur from Medieval Latin azura from Arabic al-lāzaward the azure al- the lāzaward azure (from Persian lāzhuward lapis lazuli)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French azur, derived from Arabic لازوَرْد (lāzaward, “lapis lazuli”), dropping the l as if it were equivalent to the French article l'. The Arabic is from Persian لاجورد (lâjvard, “lapis lazuli”), from the region of Lajward in Turkestan.

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare with Italian azzurro and Spanish azul.

    From Wiktionary