from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A red or pink cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.
  • noun A reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used to polish metals or glass.
  • intransitive verb To put rouge onto.
  • intransitive verb To color or prettify as if with a facial cosmetic.
  • intransitive verb To use rouge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • Red: as in the French rouge croix, rouge et noir, etc.
  • noun Any red cosmetic or coloring for the skin.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In roulette, a bet that the color of the number will be red.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare red.
  • adjective a game at cards in which persons play against the owner of the bank; -- so called because the table around which the players sit has certain compartments colored red and black, upon which the stakes are deposited.
  • noun (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.
  • noun 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.
  • transitive verb To tint with rouge.
  • intransitive verb To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of a reddish pink colour.
  • noun Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.
  • noun Any reddish pink colour.
  • noun 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.
  • verb To apply rouge (makeup.)

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

  • verb redden by applying rouge to
  • noun makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, red, from Latin rubeus; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French rouge.


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