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Webster 1913 Edition


Hue

Hue

,
Noun.
[OE.
hew
,
heow
, color, shape, form, AS.
hiw
,
heow
; akin to Sw.
hy
skin, complexion, Goth.
hiwi
form, appearance.]
1.
Color or shade of color; tint; dye.
“Flowers of all hue.”
Milton.
Hues
of the rich unfolding morn.
Keble.
2.
(Painting)
A predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others.

Hue

,
Noun.
[OE.
hue
,
huer
, to hoot, shout, prob. fr. OF.
hu
an exclamation.]
A shouting or vociferation.
Hue and cry
(Law)
,
a loud outcry with which felons were anciently pursued, and which all who heard it were obliged to take up, joining in the pursuit till the malefactor was taken; in later usage, a written proclamation issued on the escape of a felon from prison, requiring all persons to aid in retaking him.
Burrill.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hue

HUE

,
Noun.
Color; dye.
Flow'rs of all hue.

HUE

, in the phrase hue and cry, signifies a shouting or vociferation. In law, a hue and cry is the pursuit of a felon or offender, with loud outcries or clamor to give an alarm.

Definition 2021


Hue

Hue

See also: hue, hué, Hué, Huế, Huê, Huë, and

English

Proper noun

Hue

  1. A notable port city in central Vietnam
    Hue is the capital of Vietnam's North Central Coast economic region
  2. A Vietnamese province named after its above capital

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Portuguese

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from Vietnamese Huế.

Proper noun

Hue f

  1. Hue (a province and city in Vietnam)

hue

hue

See also: Hue, hué, Hué, Huế, Huê, Huë, and

English

Alternative forms

  • hew (obsolete)

Noun

hue (plural hues)

  1. (obsolete) Form; appearance; guise.
  2. A color, or shade of color; tint; dye.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
      A great chocolate-coloured pall lowered over heaven, but the wind was continually charging and routing these embattled vapours; so that as the cab crawled from street to street, Mr. Utterson beheld a marvelous number of degrees and hues of twilight; for here it would be dark like the back-end of evening; and there would be a glow of a rich, lurid brown, like the light of some strange conflagration; and here, for a moment, the fog would be quite broken up, and a haggard shaft of daylight would glance in between the swirling wreaths.
  3. The characteristic related to the light frequency that appears in the color, for instance red, yellow, green, cyan, blue or magenta.
    In digital arts, HSV color uses hue together with saturation and value.
  4. (figuratively) A character; aspect.
Hyponyms
  • divers hue
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old French hu, a hunting cry.

Noun

hue (plural hues)

  1. (obsolete) A shout or cry.
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Aragonese

Alternative forms

From güe

Etymology

From Latin hodiē.

Adverb

hue

  1. today

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse húfa.

Noun

hue c (singular definite huen, plural indefinite huer)

  1. A cap
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse huga (think)

Verb

hue (imperative hu, infinitive at hue, present tense huer, past tense huede, perfect tense har huet)

  1. in?(transitive) To please

French

Pronunciation

  • (aspirated h) IPA(key): /y/

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeia, compare Dutch ju

Interjection

hue!

  1. yah!, cry to make (a) working animal(s) etc. advance or turn right
Antonyms

Etymology 2

Inflected form of huer

Verb

hue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of huer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of huer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of huer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of huer
  5. second-person singular imperative of huer

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Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Noun

hue

  1. A gourd

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Noun

hue

  1. A gourd (plant)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse húfa

Noun

hue f, m (definite singular hua or huen, indefinite plural huer, definite plural huene)

  1. a cap (without a peak, often knitted), woolly hat
Synonyms

Etymology 2

Noun

hue n (definite singular huet, indefinite plural huer, definite plural hua or huene)

  1. (dialect, metonymically) a head
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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse húfa

Alternative forms

  • huve

Noun

hue f (definite singular hua, indefinite plural huer, definite plural huene)

  1. a cap (without a peak, often knitted), woolly hat

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Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • huehue, huehuehue and so on, depending on the supposed length of the laugh

Interjection

hue

  1. (Brazil, Internet slang) expressing laugh; hahaha