blonde

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj blonde being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes "blond Scandinavians","a house full of light-haired children"
    • n blonde a light grayish yellow to near white
    • n blonde 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
    • Blonde A kind of silk lace originally of the color of raw silk, now sometimes dyed; -- called also blond lace.
    • Blonde A person of very fair complexion, with light hair and light blue eyes.
    • a Blonde 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.
    • n blonde The feminine of blond.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Christopher Columbus had blonde hair.
    • n Blonde blond a person of fair complexion with light hair and blue eyes—opp. to Brunette
    • adj Blonde of a fair complexion: fair
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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:

Its occupants were all young girls of the highest type of blonde beauty.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
He had got the blonde lady.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
One rawboned girl with a crooked nose and frizzled blond hair had been married just two months.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
My own straight blond crop grew but slowly so I was free for an hour to follow my own devices.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
He was in truth not quite blond, but he was not dark either, and his nose was as straight as a rule.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
There was no woman of his acquaintance with that rare shade of blonde hair.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The three scalps were obviously those of white people, and the first, long, thick, blonde and fine, was that of a woman.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Wonder if he is a relative of the blond bugler!
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
The student, Mr. Walter Kirk, a large, bright, blond fellow, jumped to his feet and was about to throw himself over the rail.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
She was tall, slim, and blonde.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Behind them was a plump little German, with blond hair parted in the middle, a tiny waxed mustache and near-sighted blue eyes.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
She saw his soul, the soul he inevitably would have, a blond and callow soul.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
They stood thus, eyeing each other, two splendid beings, one blond as a Viking, the other dark and vital.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
The woman, his mother, small and blond, had on a black gown.
"Cuore (Heart)" by Edmondo De Amicis
Auguste caught a glimpse of blond braids under a red and white checkered bonnet.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
All blondes, save the cool blonde, deepen in color as time goes on.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
It was a young man in dinner clothes and a tall blonde girl.
"The World Beyond" by Raymond King Cummings
As he headed toward the subway, that vivid blond goddess of the chase was uppermost in his thoughts.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
A husky young man, quite blond and pink of face, opened the door.
"Modus Vivendi" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He was tall and broad-chested, with a round blond face and yellow hair.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

Fresh emeralds jewel the bare—brown mould,
And the blond sallow tassel herself with gold,
The hive of the broom brim with honeyed dew,
And Springtime swarm in the gorse anew.
"The Passing Of The Primroses" by Alfred Austin
In a rough-house Jim once lost his pay-roll,
"Let's search the big blonde!" shouted he,
Search her clothes and her hat, she stood for all that,
But she jibbed at the third degree.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
Oft the hours of blonde Summer tinkled
At the windows of thy twigs, and found thee
Bird-blithe; or, with shapely bodies, twinkled
Lissom feet of naked flowers around thee,
Where thy mats of moss lay sunbeam-sprinkled.
"A Fallen Beech" by Madison Julius Cawein
Niet zoolang aan aardes blonde brood
Wij ons vloek en smaadheid eten;
Niet zoolang met maat van veler nood
De overvloed der enklen wordt gemeten;
Niet voordat ons aller jeugd den dood
Om het blijde leven kan vergeten!
"Aan De Schoonheid" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
Let us praise, to say it again, her spiritual pride
And admire one who delights in what she has and is
(Who says also: "A woman is like a motor car:
She needs a good body."
And: "I sun bathe in the nude, because I want
to be blonde all over.")
"Love And Marilyn Monroe" by Delmore Schwartz
Blood and water-aye! blond and tears—
Track our path down the stream of years.
The people alone have been crucified,
But the thieves are still wanting on either side.
Chorus:—Mary and Magdalen! Peter and John!
Give ye the signal, and bear it on.
"Easter Hymn" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Her characters in movies like Lost in Translation have redeemed the blonde from her former "dumb" status, and she has redefined what it is to be a bombshell both on and off the screen.
They are said to be upset that the 26-year-old blonde beauty is allowing her six-year-old daughter, Ricki, with their late son, be filmed.
If you think the cute, pixelated blond cheerleader starring in the upcoming disembowled-zombie fest ' Lollipop Chainsaw' is hot, you should see her real world counterpart Jessica.
Crystal Morrison has found a blonde longer-haired mix (chihuahua?
I am 5'9 with long blonde hair and green eyes.
Long locks vs s. Better Blonde or.
Cameo's 'Dirty Blonde' looks beyond Mae West 's image.
A token petite blonde with amazing pipes singing backup over sweeping, rootsy tales about vagabonds is standard fair.
This little cupcake outpost is so sweet, it'll give you a sugar rush even before you've downed a Blonde Bombshell (vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream) or a Tantrum Tamer (chocolate buttercream on vanilla cake).
Ed Barmakian/For The Star-Ledger Johns Hopkins midfielder John Greeley wasn't familiar with the talents of Rob Guida, the blond-haired freshman, before they met on the lacrosse field for their first practice last fall.
Lineup includes 'Blondes,' 'Madonna,' 'Hilton'.
Turbinado sugar is raw, coarse sugar with a blond color.
Maggie Huber is a mix between the determined Elle Woods character of Legally Blonde and the bohemian spirit of Kate Hudson.
The Emmy-nominated actress changes her image with a sexy short blonde do, just in time for the TV industry awards on Sept 23.
Miley Cyrus received waves of criticism from fans when she chopped of her blonde locks into a drastic pixie cut on Sunday -- but Ellen DeGeneres was not one of them.
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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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