American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A red or pink cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.
- n. A reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used to polish metals or glass.
- v. To put rouge onto: rouged her cheeks.
- v. To color or prettify as if with a facial cosmetic: "Their job is to rouge up the war . . . to turn the horror into cheering press releases” ( Richard Corliss).
- v. To use rouge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Red: as in the French rouge croix, rouge et noir, etc.
- n. Any red cosmetic or coloring for the skin. There are many coloring matters used for this purpose. That obtained from the safflower, Carthamus tinctorius, is rather a stain than a paint, and is thought to be harmless to the skin. Rouge has been used at many epochs by women, and even by men. The custom was carried to a great extent in Europe in the eighteenth century, at which time, at least in court circles, there was little attempt at imitating the natural blush of the cheek, but the red was applied, as patches were, to produce a supposed decorative effect.
- n. A scarlet, bright-crimson, or dark-red polishing-powder (peroxid of iron, sometimes intermingled with black oxid) made by a variety of processes, and varying in color according to the mode of production. Common rouge is made by calcining iron sulphate (copperas), its color being lighter or darker according to the prolongation of the heating. The darker product is called
crocusand the lighter rouge. A general name for both rouge and crocus is colcothar. A fine scarlet rouge used by jewelers for polishing gold and silver is made from iron oxalate either by calcination or precipitation. Rouge obtained from the sulphate of iron is much used for polishing glass, metals, and other hard substances. A polishing-powder for plate is a mixture of prepared chalk and fine rouge.
- To color (the skin, especially the cheeks) with rouge.
- To cause to become red, as from blushing.
- To use rouge, especially on the cheeks.
- To become red; redden; blush.
- n. A finely powdered red oxid of iron, or hematite (which see), generally mixed with a paste or glue and sold in sticks or in the form of powder.
- n. In roulette, a bet that the color of the number will be red.
- adj. Of a reddish pink colour.
- n. Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.
- n. Any reddish pink colour.
- n. Canadian football A single point awarded when a team kicks the ball out of its opponent's end zone, or when a kicked ball becomes dead within the non-kicking team's end zone. Etymology uncertain; it is thought that in the early years of the sport, a red flag indicated that a single had been scored.
- v. To apply rouge (makeup.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare red.
- n. (Chem.) A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also
crocus, jeweler's rouge, etc.
- n. A cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine.
- v. To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.
- v. To tint with rouge.
- v. redden by applying rouge to
- n. makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
- From French rouge. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, red, from Latin rubeus; see reudh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Perhaps its only use nowadays is in the preparation of rouge (_rouge végétale_).”
“The word roux is said to be derived from an antiquated variation of the French word rouge, meaning red, which no doubt refers to the change of color that occurs as flour cooks.”
“I would love to try some domain rouge bleu, but cant get it til I go home in the summer.”
“We romanticize how great it is drinking pichets of vin rouge in southern France and marvel at how the food of Bologna goes so well with the local wine.”
“Un de mes frères était si maigre que lorsqu'il avait bu un verre de vin rouge, on le prenait pour un thermomètre.”
“June 01, 2004 at 05: 40 PM poor you, david! puking AND pox-ing. and then you had to sit thru moulin rouge!”
“The result was the popular label rouge, or “red label,” which identifies chickens that have been produced according to specific standards: they are slow-growing varieties, fed primarily on grain rather than artificially concentrated feeds, raised in flocks of moderate size and with access to the outdoors, and slaughtered at 80 or more days of age rather than 40 to 50.”
“What movie have you seen the most times? the wizard of oz, moulin rouge”
“Miss Portman drew her back, and closed the window, saying, 'The rouge is all off your face, my dear Lady Delacour; you are not fit to be seen.”
“The European Union recognizes the foie gras produced according to traditional farming methods (label rouge) in southwestern France with a geographical indication of provenance.”
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