Azure Definition

ăzhər
noun
A bright blue, as of a clear sky.
American Heritage
Sky blue or any similar blue color.
Webster's New World
The blue sky.
Webster's New World
Lapis lazuli.
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adjective
Of or like the color of a clear sky; sky-blue.
Webster's New World

(heraldry) In blazon, of the colour blue.

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verb
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Origin of Azure

  • 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

  • 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

  • Compare with Italian azzurro and Spanish azul.

    From Wiktionary

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