What does the word azure mean?

Usage examples for azure

  1. There were three or four light tables, apparently of metal, silver, or azure, or golden in colour, in various parts of the chamber, with one or two of different form, more like small office- tables or desks. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. Then he followed the water's edge, letting Mary Pick dance now and then on the hard beach, with the waves curling up like cream, and beyond the waves a stretch of pale azure to the horizon. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  3. For two months we admire the superb orb, sparkling in the azure illuminated with its radiance. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion