- blush used 3 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H3637 Used 3 times
BLUSH, verb intransitive
1. To redden in the cheeks or face; to be suddenly suffused with a red color in the cheeks or face, from a sense of guilt, shame, confusion, modesty, diffidence or surprise; followed by at or for, before the cause of blushing; as, blush at your vices; blush for your degraded country.
In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the young offender is ashamed to blush
2. To bear a blooming red color, or any soft bright color; as the blushing rose.
He bears his blushing honors thick upon him.
Shakespeare has used this word in a transitive sense, to make red, and it may be allowable in poetry.
BLUSH, noun A red color suffusing the cheeks only, or the face generally, and excited by confusion, which may spring from shame, guilt, modesty, diffidence or surprise.
The rosy blush of love.
1. A red or reddish color.
2. Sudden appearance; a glance; a sense taken from the sudden suffusion of the face in blushing; ; as, a proposition appears absurd at first blush
BLUSH'ET, noun A young modest girl. [Not used.]
BLUSH'ING, participle present tense Reddening in the cheeks or face; bearing a bright color.
BLUSH'LESS, adjective Unblushing; past blushing; impudent.
BLUSH'Y, adjective Like a blush; having the color of a blush.