Definition of Red in English :

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Red meaning in English

Meaning of Red in English

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see synonyms of red


1. red, redness

red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood

2. red, red river

a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana

3. bolshevik, bolshie, bolshy, marxist, red

emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

4. loss, red, red ink

the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

Example Sentences:
'the company operated at a loss last year'
'the company operated in the red last year'


5. blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, red, reddish, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, scarlet

of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

6. crimson, red, violent

characterized by violence or bloodshed

Example Sentences:
'writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days'
'fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing'
'convulsed with red rage'

7. crimson, flushed, red, red-faced, reddened

(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

Example Sentences:
'crimson with fury'
'turned red from exertion'
'with puffy reddened eyes'
'red-faced and violent'
'flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of red
any of a group of colours, such as that of a ripe tomato or fresh blood, that lie at one end of the visible spectrum, next to orange, and are perceived by the eye when light in the approximate wavelength range 740–620 nanometres falls on the retina. Red is the complementary colour of cyan and forms a set of primary colours with blue and green
▶ Related adjectives: rubicund, ruddy
a pigment or dye of or producing these colours
red cloth or clothing
dressed in red
a red ball in snooker, billiards, etc
(in roulette and other gambling games) one of two colours on which players may place even bets, the other being black
6. Also called: inner archery
a red ring on a target, between the blue and the gold, scoring seven points
7.  in the red
8.  see red
adjectiveWord forms: redder or reddest
of the colour red
reddish in colour or having parts or marks that are reddish
red hair
red deer
having the face temporarily suffused with blood, being a sign of anger, shame, etc
(of the complexion) rosy; florid
(of the eyes) bloodshot
(of the hands) stained with blood, as after committing murder
bloody or violent
red revolution
(of wine) made from black grapes and coloured by their skins
denoting the highest degree of urgency in an emergency; used by the police and the army and informally (esp in the phrase red alert)
18. US
relating to, supporting, or representing the Republican Party
Compare blue (sense 24)
verbWord forms: reds, redding or redded
19.  another word for redden
verbWord forms: reds, redding, red or redded
(transitive) a variant spelling of redd1
Communist, Socialist, or Soviet
radical, leftist, or revolutionary
a member or supporter of a Communist or Socialist Party or a national of a state having such a government, esp the former Soviet Union
a radical, leftist, or revolutionary

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see synonyms of red
a primary color, or any of a spread of colors at the lower end of the visible spectrum, varying in hue from that of blood to pale rose or pink
see also color
a pigment producing this color
3.  [often R-]; Informal
a political radical or revolutionary; esp., a communist
anything colored red, as a red space on a roulette wheel, a red checker piece, or red clothing
red wine
6.  Slang
a red capsule of secobarbital, a barbiturate
usually used in pl.
adjectiveWord forms: ˈredder or ˈreddest
having or being of the color red or any of its hues
having red hair
having a reddish or coppery skin
florid, flushed, or blushing
sore; inflamed
a.  [often R-]
politically radical or revolutionary; esp., communist
b.  [R-]
of the Soviet Union
of or designating red wine

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of red
a. The hue of the long-wave end of the visible spectrum, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 630 to 750 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue resembles that of blood; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
b. A pigment or dye having a red hue.
c. Something that has a red hue.
a. often Red A Communist.
b. A revolutionary activist.
3. The condition of being in debt or operating at a loss: The firm has been in the red all year.
adj. red·der, red·dest
1. Having a color resembling that of blood.
2. Reddish in color or having parts that are reddish in color: a red dog; a red oak.
a. Having a reddish or coppery skin color.
b. often Red Often Offensive Of or being a Native American.
4. Having a ruddy or flushed complexion: red with embarrassment.
5. Relating to or being a red state.
6. often Red Communist.

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