Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An international humanitarian organization that cares for the wounded, sick, and homeless.
  • proper n. The symbol of this organization.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The crusaders or the cause they represented.
  • A hospital or ambulance service established as a result of, though not provided for by, the Geneva convention of 1864; any of the national societies for alleviating the sufferings of the sick and wounded war, also giving aid and relief during great calamities; also, a member or worker of such a society; -- so called from the badge of neutrality; the Geneva cross.
  • adj. The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention, and Geneva cross, under Geneva.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wearing or bearing a red cross, such as the badge of the Order of the Temple, the cross of St. George, or one with a religious, social, or national meaning: as, a redcross knight (which see, below); the red-cross banner, the national flag of Great Britain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime

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Examples

  • Paola Castro said she called the Red Cross and fire brigade immediately, but firefighters said they were kept outside for half an hour by guards who fired their guns in the air, thinking they faced a riot or a breakout, the Associated Press reported.

    Honduras Prison Fire Kills Hundreds

  • The sacks are marked with the Red Cross sign and the Korean words "Gift from the U.S.A."

    Starved For Cash

  • I felt compelled to do something, so I called the Red Cross to offer my assistance.

    THEY NEEDED TO KNOW THE WORLD CARED

  • Later that day, the next day, we called the Red Cross and told them we were transferring a million dollars of unrestricted funds to -- to be added to the -- to the aid program.

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2005

  • I understand you called the Red Cross last night to get some information, get some help.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2005

  • So I got on the phone, I called Red Cross and they helped me.

    CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2005

  • NOSTAJA: I-- after watching your show, watching CNN, the early days of the hurricane, I called the Red Cross and said, Can I get involved, and what do I need to do?

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2005

  • Paola Castro said she called the Red Cross and fire brigade immediately but firefighters said they were kept outside for half an hour by guards who fired their guns in the air, thinking they had a riot or a breakout on their hands.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Comayagua governor Paola Castro said she called the Red Cross and fire brigade immediately.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • We called the Red Cross, who had three cars they could send us at once.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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