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hue definition

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This page has 23 definitions of hue with English translations in 8 languages. Hue is a noun, an adverb, verb, interjection and pronoun. Examples of how to use hue in a sentence are shown. Also define these 34 related words and terms: color, shade, tint, dye, light, frequency, character, aspect, form, appearance, guise, shout, cry, today, hat, soft, wool, cold, please, yah, working animal, huer, gourd, heo, he, cap, woolly hat, head, lue, luve, hovud, Internet, slang, and hahaha.

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

English hue definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English hewe, from Old English hīew (appearance, form, species, kind; apparition; hue, color; beauty; figure of speech), from Proto-Germanic *hiwją (hue, form, shape, appearance; mildew), from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- (skin, colour of the skin) or *ḱey- (grey, dark shade). Cognate with Swedish hy (complexion, skin), Norwegian hy (fluff, mold, skin), Icelandic gómi (vanity), Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐍅𐌹 (hiwi, form, show, appearance). Compare also Sanskrit छवि (chavi, cuticle, skin, hide; beauty, splendour); Irish ceo (fog), Tocharian B kwele (black, dark grey), Lithuanian šývas (light grey), Albanian thinjë (grey), Sanskrit श्याव (śyāvá, brown).

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Noun

hue (countable and uncountable, plural hues)

  1. 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.
    • Color definition
      The spectral composition of visible light. (1 of 23 color definitions)
  2. 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.
  3. (figuratively) A character; aspect.
  4. (obsolete) Form; appearance; guise.
    • Form definition
      To do with shape.
      1. The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
      2. A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
      3. Regularity, beauty, or elegance.
      4. The inherent nature of an object; that which the mind itself contributes as the condition of knowing; that in which the essence of a thing consists.
      5. Characteristics not involving atomic components. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
      6. A long bench with no back.
      7. The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.
      8. The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
      (1 of 27 form definitions)
    • Guise definition
      Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.) (1 of 3 guise definitions)
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Etymology 2

From Old French hu, a hunting cry.

Noun

hue (plural hues)

  1. (obsolete) A shout or cry.
    • Shout definition
      A loud burst of voice or voices; a violent and sudden outcry, especially that of a multitude expressing joy, triumph, exultation, anger, or great effort. (1 of 4 shout definitions)
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Aragonese hue definition

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Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *oie, from Latin hodiē.

Adverb

hue

  1. today

Danish hue definition

Etymology 1

From Old Norse húfa.

Noun

A woman or girl wearing a hue.

hue c (singular definite huen, plural indefinite huer)

  1. a hat of soft material (often wool), worn in cold times
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. (transitive) To please
    • 1859, Joaquim Gomes de Souza, Anthologie universelle choix des meilleures poésies lyriques de diverses nations dans les langues originales, page 863:
      Moders Røst er den Vuggesang, Der huer os bedst af Alle , Modersmaal bar en himmelsk Klang, Naar Børnene "Moder" lalle.
    • 2017, TruthBeTold Ministry, English Danish Bible No12: Geneva 1560 - Dansk 1931, TRUTHBETOLD MINISTRY JOERN ANDRE HALSETH (→ISBN)
      Da sammenkaldte de tolv Disciplenes Skare og sagde: "Det huer os ikke at forlade Guds Ord for at tjene ved Bordene.
    • 2011, Joan Ørting, Vær åben: energi og glæde i parforholdet, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN), page 221:
      Må jeg gå til fest med mine eks'er? Der kan være et hav af flere og andre spørgsmål, som vi gerne vil have svar på, så vi ved, hvornår vi er ved at overskride vores partners grænse. Det kan jo godt ske, at partnerens grænser slet ikke huer os.

French hue definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeic, compare Dutch ju

Interjection

hue!

  1. yah!, cry to make (a) working animal(s) etc. advance or turn right
    • Yah definition
      Yes.
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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. third-person singular present subjunctive of huer
  5. second-person singular imperative of huer

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Hawaiian hue definition

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Noun

hue

  1. A gourd

Maori hue definition

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Noun

hue

  1. A gourd (plant)

Middle English hue definition

Etymology 1

Pronoun

hue

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)
    • Heo definition
      h-prothesized form of eo

Etymology 2

Pronoun

hue

  1. Alternative form of he (they)
    • He definition
      A male (typically) person or animal already known or implied. (1 of 8 he definitions)

Norwegian Bokmål hue definition

Etymology 1

From Old Norse húfa.

Noun

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

  1. a cap (without a peak, often knitted), woolly hat
    • Woolly Hat definition
      an item of knitted headwear, without a brim or peak, made from wool or other fabrics.
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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 hue definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse húfa.

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Noun

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

  1. a cap (without a peak, often knitted), woolly hat
    Synonyms: lue, luve
    • Luve definition
      alternative form of love

Etymology 2

Noun

hue n (definite singular huet, indefinite plural hue, definite plural hua)

  1. (dialectal) alternative form of hovud (head)
    • 1990, Røsbak, Ove, Månen og skilpadde [The Moon and the Turtle], Oslo: Samlaget, page 36:
      Det var den fyrste rota han hadde sett røre på seg, og ho fekk brått eit hue der det lyste to gule, grufulle auge.
      It was the first root he'd ever seen move, and all of the sudden it got a head with two yellow, menacing eyes.

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Portuguese hue definition

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Interjection

hue

  1. (Brazil, Internet slang) expressing laugh; hahaha
    • Internet definition
      The specific internet consisting of a global network of computers that communicate using Internet Protocol (IP) and that use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to identify the best paths to route those communications.