American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A pigment or dye having a red hue.
- n. Something that has a red hue.
- n. A Communist.
- n. A revolutionary activist.
- adj. Having a color resembling that of blood.
- adj. Reddish in color or having parts that are reddish in color: a red dog; a red oak.
- adj. Having a reddish or coppery skin color.
- adj. Offensive Of or being a Native American.
- adj. Having a ruddy or flushed complexion: red with embarrassment.
- adj. Communist.
- idiom. in the red Operating at a loss; in debt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a bright, warm color resembling that of blood or of the highest part of the primary rainbow. See II.
- Ultra-radical; revolutionary; violent: from the use of a red flag as a revolutionary emblem: as, a red republican.
- A book containing the names of all the persons in the service of the state.
- The Peerage. See peerage, 3.
- Synonyms Flashing, claming, fiery, bloody.
- n. A color more or less resembling that of blood or the lower end of the spectrum. Red is one of the most general color-names, and embraces colors ranging in hue from rose aniline to scarlet iodide of mercury and red lead. A red yellower than vermilion is called
scarlet; one much more purple is called crimson. A very dark red, if pure or crimson, is called maroon; if brownish, chestnut or chocolate. A pale red—that is, one of low chroma and high luminosity—is called a pink, ranging from rose-pink, or pale crimson, to salmon-pink, or pale scarlet.
- n. A red pigment. The most useful reds for painting are carmine, obtained from the cochineal-insect; the lakes and madders, of vegetable origin; vermilion, chromered, Indian red, and burnt sienna.
- n. An object of a red color, as wine, gold, etc.
- n. Specifically, a red cent. See under I.
- n. A red republican (which see, under republican).
- n. plural The catamenial discharges; menses.
- To make red; redden.
- A dialectal form of rid.
- To put in order; tidy: often with up: as, to red up a house or one's self.
- To disentangle; clear; put a stop to, as a quarrel, by interference; adjust.
- To separate, as two combatants.
- n. In coal-mining, rubbish; attle; waste.
- n. The nest of a fish; a trench dug by a fish in which to spawn.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of read.
- n. A form of re- used before vowels.
- n. A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning ‘condition,’ ‘state,’ occurring in hatred, kindred (for *kinred), gossipred, etc. It is analogous to -hood, which has taken its place in a few instances, as in brotherhood, neighborhood.
- A semi-official publication issued quarterly in China, and there called the “Complete Book of the Girdle-wearers,” containing lists of all the officials and gentry of the country, together with details of place of birth, etc.
- n. In archery: The second and next to the innermost circle of the target, which is colored red.
- n. An arrow which hits this circle; a hit in the red. Such a hit counts 7 by the present method of scoring. In old archery the innermost circle was sometimes colored red.
- n. A chocolate-colored compound, C12HuO7, found in cinchona-bark, and also formed when an ammoniacal solution of quinotannic acid stands exposed to the air.
- n. Same as azococcine, 1.
- n. Same as ponceau 3RB.
- adj. Having red as its colour.
- adj. Of hair, having an orange-brown colour; ginger.
- adj. Leftwing, socialist, or communist.
- adj. US, modern Supportive of or dominated by the Republican Party.
- adj. US, modern Of, pertaining to, or run by (a member of) the Republican Party.
- adj. UK Supportive of the Labour Party.
- adj. Germany, politics Related to the Social Democratic Party.
- adj. astronomy Of the lower-frequency region of the (typically visible) part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.
- n. countable and uncountable Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670 nm, of the visible spectrum; a primary additive colour for transmitted light: the colour obtained by subtracting green and blue from white light using magenta and yellow filters.
- n. countable A revolutionary socialist or (most commonly) a Communist; (usually capitalized) a Bolshevik, a supporter of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War.
- n. countable, snooker One of the 15 red balls used in snooker, distinguished from the colours.
- n. countable and uncountable Red wine.
- n. slang The drug secobarbital; a capsule of this drug.
- n. informal A red light (a traffic signal)
- v. archaic Simple past tense and past participle of rede.
- v. colloquial alternative spelling of redd.
- v. transitive, Pennsylvania alternative spelling of redd.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of read.
- v. Prov. Eng. & Scot. To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; -- generally with up.
- adj. Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part.
- n. The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these.
- n. A red pigment.
- n. (European Politics), Cant An abbreviation for
Red Republican. See under Red, a.
- n. (Med.) The menses.
- adj. characterized by violence or bloodshed
- n. red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
- n. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
- adj. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
- n. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
- adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
- n. a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
- Middle English, from Middle Low German, compare Dutch redden. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English rēad; see reudh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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