blond

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj blond being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes "blond Scandinavians","a house full of light-haired children"
    • n blond a light grayish yellow to near white
    • n blond a person with fair skin and hair
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it
    • a Blond Of a fair color; light-colored; as, blond hair; a blond complexion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Blondes have more hair than dark haired people do.
    • blond Of a light golden-brown or golden color: applied to hair; hence, light-colored; fair: applied to complexion, and by extension to persons having light hair or a fair complexion: as, “Godfrey's blond countenance,” Synonyms Fair, etc. See white.
    • n blond A person with blond hair and fair complexion.
    • n blond Blond-lace (which see).
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Quotations

  • Raymond Chandler
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    “It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.”
  • Rona Jaffe
    Rona Jaffe
    “A blond in a red dress can do without introductions -- but not without a bodyguard.”
  • Cher
    Cher
    “I'm insecure about everything, because... I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like.”
  • Mary Quant
    Mary Quant
    “Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When it comes to spotting a blonde hair on a man's coat, every wife has 20-20 vision.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fair, light, of uncertain origin; cf. AS. blonden-feax, gray-haired, old, prop. blended-haired, as a mixture of white and brown or black. See Blend (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

You are a credit to your friends, indeed you are, my blonde beauty.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Beneath the deep gold of his blond skin Hollister flushed.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
A round chin, two full red lips, scantily covered by a blond mustache were all that could be seen.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
Course you kinda need a shave, but dem little blond hairs don't show much.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
She was an invalid as other people are blond or brunette, and no more to be said about it.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
He was a slick, slim youth named Jean, with a soapy blond lock plastered under the visor of his leather cap pulled down to his red ears.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
A blonde girl in clinging black shorts sang it feelingly.
"Get Out of Our Skies!" by E. K. Jarvis
Simon, the young surgeon, German-looking in appearance, six feet of blond brute.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
This cold cream is the same for all types, blonde, brunette and the others.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
What if she is a bleached blonde?
"The Mother" by Norman Duncan
Madame La Blond's was a fashionable seminary.
"The Boarding School" by Unknown
On the other side the slopes of vineyards and pale blue campagna and faint shining sea line, blond under a clear sky.
"The Spirit of Rome" by Vernon Lee
But, for example, I wouldn't mind being rushed by that willowy blonde over there.
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
Albertina likes hair fuzzed all over faces and blonds.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
In its way it was a handsome head in the fair, clean-shaven American style, with shining blond hair.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
The big blond man stared at his hostess.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
The news might well travel northward that a blond merchant had been arrested trying to enter Lucera.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Locks of his blond hair fluttered around his forehead.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Helga was Uncle John's secretary, a great big, healthy, rosy-cheeked, blonde Swedish girl, terrific if you liked the type.
"Inside John Barth" by William W. Stuart
The big blond girl-soldier saw it, too, and her splendid blue eyes widened.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
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In poetry:

The hair of my blonde
Is dazzling,
As the spittle of cows
threading the wind.
"Depression Before Spring" by Wallace Stevens
This is their time to reap the standing scorn,
Blonde Rumina's crop. Beneath her leafless tree
Ripe-rumped she lolls and clasps the plenteous horn.
Cool customers who defy his Trinity
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope
Mumsie and Dad are raven dark
And I am lily blonde.
''Tis strange,' I once heard nurse remark,
'You do not correspond.'
And yet they claim me as their own,
Born of their flesh and bone.
"Poor Kid" by Robert W Service
Oh dear! Oh dear! It's so complex.
Why must they meddle with our sex.
My Eric was a handsome 'he,'
But now he—oh excuse me—she
Informs me that I must forget
I was his blond Elizabet.
"Erico" by Robert W Service
"Bologna! Say, the lunch was swell;
Them wops know how to feed you well.
Verona! There I met a blonde"
Oh how that baby could respond!
Siena! That's the old burg where
We soused on Asti in the square.
"Florentine Pilgrim" by Robert W Service
Not far from here, it lies beyond
That low-hilled belt of woods. We'll take
This unused lane where brambles make
A wall of twilight, and the blond
Brier-roses pelt the path and flake
The margin waters of a pond.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Joy was very noticeable at the aquarium because of her blonde head.
On tonight's 'American Idol,' the blond bombshell and mother of two told the story of her lyin', cheatin', good for nothin' ex-husband who held her back so he could pursue his own basketball career.
Blondes may not have more fun, but girls who wear bold lipstick usually do.
Though a blonde by nature, surfer Jill Anjuli Hansen wanted to crush the stereotype of the quintessential blue-eyed and golden-tressed surfer chick.
They found a $7,000 Raptor 4X Night Vision Weapons Sight in the blond bombshell's suitcase, along with two other night-vision devices worth $4,000 each, records say.
Fallout From Buxom Blonde Direct Mailer Shows Silence Not Best Option.
The blonde babe rocked a fire-engine red Oscar de la Renta, cap-sleeved mini, which hugged her curves in all the right places.
Drew Barrymore's black roots faded into blond tips, while Rihanna's hair started auburn and ignited into fiery, lavalike ends.
He is blond and 3 years old, 33 pounds of compressed energy wrapped in OshKosh overalls.
His carefully tousled blond mop.
The blond bombshell left fans wanting more when she flaunted her now famous curves in the glossy pages of the magazine's July issue, and now they're getting just that.
Another blonde bombshell is taking on Vegas.
Blonde sorority girl Elle Woods crashes the party at Harvard Law School.
Great dance moves, winning cast perk up Broadway Palm's 'Legally Blonde'.
" You do not want to miss "Legally Blonde" at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre April 5 through May 13, 2012.
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In science:

When N → ∞ this approaches the London moment (BLond → 2mc e Ω) of Eq. (1).
Connection between London moment and Meissner effect from classical electrodynamics
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