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Red (root: red)

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

Redimp. & p. p. 
     imp. & p. p. of Read.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
Redv. t. 
     To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; -- generally with up; as, to red up a house.  [1913 Webster]
Reda. [OE. red, reed, AS. reád, reód; akin to OS. r, OFries. r, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r, Dan. & Sw. röd, Icel. rau, rj, Goth. ráuds, W. rhudd, Armor. ruz, Ir. & Gael. ruadh, L. ruber, rufus, Gr. 'eryqro`s, Skr. rudhira, rohita; cf. L. rutilus. Erysipelas, Rouge, Rubric, Ruby, Ruddy, Russet, Rust.].
     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.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    " Red is a general term, including many different shades or hues, as scarlet, crimson, vermilion, orange red, and the like."  [1913 Webster]
    " Red is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, red-breasted, red-cheeked, red-faced, red-haired, red-headed, red-skinned, red-tailed, red-topped, red-whiskered, red-coasted."  [1913 Webster]
    "Your color, I warrant you, is as red as any rose."  [1913 Webster]
Red admiral (Zoöl.), a beautiful butterfly (Vanessa Atalanta) common in both Europe and America. The front wings are crossed by a broad orange red band. The larva feeds on nettles. Called also Atalanta butterfly, and nettle butterfly. -- Red ant. (Zoöl.) (a) A very small ant (Myrmica molesta) which often infests houses. (b) A larger reddish ant (Formica sanguinea), native of Europe and America. It is one of the slave-making species. -- Red antimony (Min.), kermesite. See Kermes mineral (b), under Kermes. -- Red ash (Bot.), an American tree (Fraxinus pubescens), smaller than the white ash, and less valuable for timber. Cray. -- Red bass. (Zoöl.) See Redfish (d). -- Red bay (Bot.), a tree (Persea Caroliniensis) having the heartwood red, found in swamps in the Southern United States. -- Red beard (Zoöl.), a bright red sponge (Microciona prolifera), common on oyster shells and stones. [Local, U.S.] -- Red birch (Bot.), a species of birch (Betula nigra) having reddish brown bark, and compact, light-colored wood. Gray. -- Red blindness. (Med.) See Daltonism. -- Red book, a book containing the names of all the persons in the service of the state. [Eng.] -- Red book of the Exchequer, an ancient record in which are registered the names of all that held lands per baroniam in the time of Henry II. Brande & C. -- Red brass, an alloy containing eight parts of copper and three of zinc. -- Red bug. (Zoöl.) (a) A very small mite which in Florida attacks man, and produces great irritation by its bites. (b) A red hemipterous insect of the genus Pyrrhocoris, especially the European species (Pyrrhocoris apterus), which is bright scarlet and lives in clusters on tree trunks. (c) See Cotton stainder, under Cotton. -- Red cedar. (Bot.) An evergreen North American tree (Juniperus Virginiana) having a fragrant red-colored heartwood. (b) A tree of India and Australia (Cedrela Toona) having fragrant reddish wood; -- called also toon tree in India. <-- p. 1203 --> -- Red chalk. See under Chalk. -- Red copper (Min.), red oxide of copper; cuprite. -- Red coral (Zoöl.), the precious coral (Corallium rubrum). See Illusts. of Coral and Gorgonlacea. -- Red cross. The cross of St. George, the national emblem of the English. (b) The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention, and Geneva cross, under Geneva. -- Red currant. (Bot.) See Currant. -- Red deer. (Zoöl.) (a) The common stag (Cervus elaphus), native of the forests of the temperate parts of Europe and Asia. It is very similar to the American elk, or wapiti. (b) The Virginia deer. See Deer. -- Red duck (Zoöl.), a European reddish brown duck (Fuligula nyroca); -- called also ferruginous duck. -- Red ebony. (Bot.) See Grenadillo. -- Red empress (Zoöl.), a butterfly. See Tortoise shell. -- Red fir (Bot.), a coniferous tree (Pseudotsuga Douglasii) found from British Columbia to Texas, and highly valued for its durable timber. The name is sometimes given to other coniferous trees, as the Norway spruce and the American Abies magnifica and Abies nobilis. -- Red fire. (Pyrotech.) See Blue fire, under Fire. -- Red flag. See under Flag. -- Red fox (Zoöl.), the common American fox (Vulpes fulvus), which is usually reddish in color. -- Red grouse (Zoöl.), the Scotch grouse, or ptarmigan. See under Ptarmigan. -- Red gum, or Red gum-tree (Bot.), a name given to eight Australian species of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus amygdalina, resinifera, etc.) which yield a reddish gum resin. See Eucalyptus. -- Red hand (Her.), a left hand appaumé, fingers erect, borne on an escutcheon, being the mark of a baronet of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; -- called also Badge of Ulster. -- Red herring, the common herring dried and smoked.<-- Fig. something that merely distracts attention from the basic issue; esp. something irrelevant to the issue at hand, or something which is not true or does not exist. --> -- Red horse. (Zoöl.) (a) Any large American red fresh-water sucker, especially Moxostoma macrolepidotum and allied species. (b) See the Note under Drumfish. -- Red lead. (Chem) See under Lead, and Minium. -- Red-lead ore. (Min.) Same as Crocoite. -- Red liquor (Dyeing), a solution consisting essentially of aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in the fixation of dyestuffs on vegetable fiber; -- so called because used originally for red dyestuffs. Called also red mordant. -- Red maggot (Zoöl.), the larva of the wheat midge. -- Red manganese. (Min.) Same as Rhodochrosite. -- Red man, one of the American Indians; -- so called from his color. -- Red maple (Bot.), a species of maple (Acer rubrum). See Maple. -- Red mite. (Zoöl.) See Red spider, below. -- Red mulberry (Bot.), an American mulberry of a dark purple color (Morus rubra). -- Red mullet (Zoöl.), the surmullet. See Mullet. -- Red ocher (Min.), a soft earthy variety of hematite, of a reddish color. -- Red perch (Zoöl.), the rosefish. -- Red phosphorus. (Chem.) See under Phosphorus. -- Red pine (Bot.), an American species of pine (Pinus resinosa); -- so named from its reddish bark. -- Red precipitate. See under Precipitate. -- Red Republican (European Politics), originally, one who maintained extreme republican doctrines in France, -- because a red liberty cap was the badge of the party; an extreme radical in social reform. [Cant] -- Red ribbon, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath in England. -- Red sanders. (Bot.) See Sanders. -- Red sandstone. (Geol.) See under Sandstone. -- Red scale (Zoöl.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus aurantii) very injurious to the orange tree in California and Australia. -- Red silver (Min.), an ore of silver, of a ruby-red or reddish black color. It includes proustite, or light red silver, and pyrargyrite, or dark red silver. -- Red snapper (Zoöl.), a large fish (Lutjanus aya syn. Lutjanus Blackfordii) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and about the Florida reefs. -- Red snow, snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga (Protococcus nivalis) which produces large patches of scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions. -- Red softening (Med.) a form of cerebral softening in which the affected parts are red, -- a condition due either to infarction or inflammation. -- Red spider (Zoöl.), a very small web-spinning mite (Tetranychus telarius) which infests, and often destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red. Called also red mite. -- Red squirrel (Zoöl.), the chickaree. -- Red tape, (a) the tape used in public offices for tying up documents, etc. Hence, (b) official formality and delay; excessive bureaucratic paperwork. -- Red underwing (Zoöl.), any species of noctuid moths belonging to Catacola and allied genera. The numerous species are mostly large and handsomely colored. The under wings are commonly banded with bright red or orange. -- Red water, a disease in cattle, so called from an appearance like blood in the urine.
Redn. 
  •  The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A red pigment.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An abbreviation for Red Republican. See under Red, a.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The menses.  Dunglison.  [1913 Webster]
English red, a pigment prepared by the Dutch, similar to Indian red. -- Hypericum red, a red resinous dyestuff extracted from Hypericum. -- Indian red. See under Indian, and Almagra.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Red, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 of or near the colour seen at the least-refracted end of the visible spectrum, of shades ranging from that of blood to pink or deep orange.
2 flushed in the face with shame, anger, etc.
3 (of the eyes) bloodshot or red-rimmed with weeping.
4 (of the hair) reddish-brown, orange, tawny.
5 involving or having to do with bloodshed, burning, violence, or revolution.
6 colloq. communist or socialist.
7 (Red) Russian, Soviet (the Red Army).
8 (of wine) made from dark grapes and coloured by their skins.
--n.
1 a red colour or pigment.
2 red clothes or material (dressed in red).
3 colloq. a communist or socialist.
4 a a red ball, piece, etc., in a game or sport. b the player using such pieces.
5 the debit side of an account (in the red).
6 a red light.

Idiom
red admiral a butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, with red bands on each pair of wings. red bark a red kind of cinchona. red biddy colloq. a mixture of cheap wine and methylated spirits. red-blooded virile, vigorous. red-bloodedness vigour, spirit. red card Football a card shown by the referee to a player being sent off the field. red carpet privileged treatment of an eminent visitor. red cedar an American juniper, Juniperus virginiana. red cell (or corpuscle) an erythrocyte. red cent US the smallest (orig. copper) coin; a trivial sum. Red Crescent an organization like the Red Cross in Muslim countries. red cross
1 St George's cross, the national emblem of England.
2 the Christian side in the crusades.
Red Cross
1 an international organization (originally medical) bringing relief to victims of war or natural disaster.
2 the emblem of this organization. red deer a deer, Cervus elaphus, with a rich red-brown summer coat turning dull-brown in winter. red duster Brit. colloq. = red ensign. red dwarf an old relatively cool star. red ensign see ENSIGN.
red-eye
1 = RUDD.
2 US sl. cheap whisky. red-faced embarrassed, ashamed.
red flag
1 the symbol of socialist revolution.
2 a warning of danger. red fox a native British fox, Vulpes vulpes, having a characteristic deep red or fawn coat. red giant a relatively cool giant star. red grouse a subspecies of the willow grouse, native to Britain and familiar as a game-bird. Red Guard hist. a member of a militant youth movement in China (1966-76).
red gum
1 a teething-rash in children.
2 a a reddish resin. b any of various kinds of eucalyptus yielding this. red-handed in or just after the act of committing a crime, doing wrong, etc.
red hat
1 a cardinal's hat.
2 the symbol of a cardinal's office.
red-headed
1 (of a person) having red hair.
2 (of birds etc.) having a red head.
red heat
1 the temperature or state of something so hot as to emit red light.
2 great excitement.
red herring
1 dried smoked herring.
2 a misleading clue or distraction (so called from the practice of using the scent of red herring in training hounds).
red-hot
1 heated until red.
2 highly exciting.
3 (of news) fresh; completely new.
4 intensely excited.
5 enraged. red-hot poker any plant of the genus Kniphofia, with spikes of usually red or yellow flowers. Red Indian offens. an American Indian. red lead a red form of lead oxide used as a pigment. red-letter day a day that is pleasantly noteworthy or memorable (orig. a festival marked in red on the calendar).
red light
1 a signal to stop on a road, railway, etc.
2 a warning or refusal. red-light district a district containing many brothels. red man = Red Indian. red meat meat that is red when raw (e.g. beef or lamb). red mullet a marine fish, Mullus surmuletus, valued as food. red pepper 1 cayenne pepper.
2 the ripe fruit of the capsicum plant, Capsicum annuum. red rag something that excites a person's rage (so called because red is supposed to provoke bulls). red rattle a pink-flowered marsh plant, Pedicularis palustris. red roan see ROAN(1). red rose the emblem of Lancashire or the Lancastrians. red shift the displacement of the spectrum to longer wavelengths in the light coming from distant galaxies etc. in recession. red spider any of various mites of the family Tetranychidae infesting hothouse plants esp. vines. red squirrel a native British squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, with reddish fur. Red Star the emblem of some Communist countries. red tape excessive bureaucracy or adherence to formalities esp. in public business.
red-water
1 a bacterial disease of calves, a symptom of which is the passing of reddish urine.
2 a mass of water made red by pigmented plankton, esp. Gonyanlax tamarensis.
Derivative
reddish adj. reddy adj. redly adv. redness n.
Etymology
OE read f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Red

Adrianople red, Amytal, Amytal pill, Bolshevik, Bolshevist, Bolshie, Burgundy, Carbonarist, Carbonaro, Castroist, Castroite, Charley, Communist, Cong, Congo rubine, Demerol, Dolophine, English red, Fenian, Goya, Guevarist, H, Indian red, Jacobin, Leninist, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Majolica earth, Maoist, Marxist, Mau-Mau, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Persian red, Prussian red, Puritan, Red, Red Republican, Roundhead, Seconal, Seconal pill, Sinn Feiner, Titian, Titian-red, Trotskyist, Trotskyite, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, Turkey red, VC, Vandyke red, Vietcong, Wobbly, Yankee, Yankee Doodle, alcohol, algetic, amidonaphthol red, amobarbital sodium, analgesic, anarch, anarchist, anarchistic, anarcho-syndicalist, angry, annatto, anodyne, any color, barb, barbiturate, barbiturate pill, black stuff, blue, blue angel, blue devil, blue heaven, blue velvet, blushful, blushing, bonnet rouge, bricky, bright rose, burning, burnt carmine, burnt ocher, calmative, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, chafed, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, chloral hydrate, chrome red, cinnabar, claret, cochineal, codeine, codeine cough syrup, color, copper red, cordovan, cramoisie, cresol red, criminal syndicalist, crimson, crude, damask, depressant, depressor, dolly, downer, embarrassed, erythema, extreme, extreme left-winger, extremist, extremistic, faded rose, ferruginous, festering, fiery, fire red, fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, floridity, floridness, flushed, fuchsine, galled, glowing, goofball, gules, hard stuff, heroin, high color, hop, horse, hot, hypnotic, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron red, iron-red, irritated, jockey, junk, knockout drops, lake, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, laudanum, left-wing extremist, light red, liquor, lobster, lobster-red, lotus, lunatic fringe, lurid, madder, madder crimson, madder lake, madder pink, madder rose, maroon, meperidine, methadone, mild radical, mildly radical, morphia, morphine, murrey, narcotic, nihilist, nihilistic, old red, opiate, opium, pacifier, pain killer, palladium red, paregoric, parlor Bolshevik, parlor pink, pen yan, phenobarbital, phenobarbital sodium, pink, pinko, ponceau, poppy, port-wine, puce, purple heart, purple lake, quietener, radical, rainbow, raisin, rankling, rare, raw, realgar, rebel, red lead, red ocher, red race, red-dyed, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, reddishness, redness, revolutionary, revolutionary junta, revolutioner, revolutionist, revolutionizer, roccellin, rubicund, rubiginous, rubine, rubor, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddle, ruddy, rufescent, rufosity, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty, sans-culotte, sans-culottist, scag, scarlet, secobarbital sodium, sedative, sensitive, sheepish, shit, sleep-inducer, sleeper, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, smack, smarting, sodium thiopental, solferino, somnifacient, soother, soothing syrup, soporific, sore, stammel, strawberry, subversive, syndicalist, tar, tender, terrorist, tile-red, tingling, toluidine red, tranquilizer, turps, ultra, ultraconservative, ultraist, ultraistic, unbaked, unboiled, uncooked, undercooked, underdone, vermilion, vermilionette, vinaceous, warm, white stuff, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, yellow, yellow jacket, yippie

ROGET THESAURUS

Red

Redness

N redness, red, scarlet, vermilion, carmine, crimson, pink, lake, maroon, carnation, couleur de rose, rose du Barry, magenta, damask, purple, flesh color, flesh tint, color, fresh color, high color, warmth, gules, ruby, carbuncle, rose, rust, iron mold, cinnabar, cochineal, fuchsine, ruddle, madder, Indian red, light red, Venetian red, red ink, annotto, annatto, realgar, minium, red lead, redness, rubescence, rubicundity, rubification, erubescence, blush, red, reddish, rufous, ruddy, florid, incarnadine, sanguine, rosy, roseate, blowzy, blowed, burnt, rubicund, rubiform, lurid, stammell blood red, russet buff, murrey, carroty, sorrel, lateritious, rubineous, rubricate, rubricose, rufulous, rose-colored, ruby-colored, cherry-colored, claret-colored, flame- colored, flesh-colored, peach-colored, salmon-colored, brick-colored, brick-colored, dust-colored, blushing, erubescent, reddened, red as fire, red as blood, red as scarlet, red as a turkey cock, red as a lobster, warm, hot, foxy, redness, red, scarlet, vermilion, carmine, crimson, pink, lake, maroon, carnation, couleur de rose, rose du Barry, magenta, damask, purple, flesh color, flesh tint, color, fresh color, high color, warmth, gules, ruby, carbuncle, rose, rust, iron mold, cinnabar, cochineal, fuchsine, ruddle, madder, Indian red, light red, Venetian red, red ink, annotto, annatto, realgar, minium, red lead, redness, rubescence, rubicundity, rubification, erubescence, blush, red, reddish, rufous, ruddy, florid, incarnadine, sanguine, rosy, roseate, blowzy, blowed, burnt, rubicund, rubiform, lurid, stammell blood red, russet buff, murrey, carroty, sorrel, lateritious, rubineous, rubricate, rubricose, rufulous, rose-colored, ruby-colored, cherry-colored, claret-colored, flame- colored, flesh-colored, peach-colored, salmon-colored, brick-colored, brick-colored, dust-colored, blushing, erubescent, reddened, red as fire, red as blood, red as scarlet, red as a turkey cock, red as a lobster, warm, hot, foxy.


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