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Definitions of red

  1. ( especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion; " crimson with fury"; " turned red from exertion"; " with puffy reddened eyes"; " red- faced and violent"; " flushed ( or crimson) with embarrassment"
  2. having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  3. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
  4. characterized by violence or bloodshed; " writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; " fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; " convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode
  5. ( of wine) deep reddish in color; " a red wine such as a claret or burgundy"; " a pinot noir is a red burgundy"
  6. the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
  7. red with or characterized by blood; " waving our red weapons o'er our heads"- Shakespeare; " The Red Badge of Courage"; " the red rules of tooth and claw"- P. B. Sears
  8. ( used of hair or fur) of a reddish brown color; " red deer"; " reddish hair"
  9. a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
  10. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; " the company operated at a loss last year"; " the company operated in the red last year"
  11. The menses.
  12. . imp. & amp; p. p. of Read.
  13. 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.
  14. The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these.
  15. A red pigment.
  16. An abbreviation for Red Republican. See under Red, a.
  17. imp. & p. p. of Read.
  18. To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; - generally with up; as, to red up a house.
  19. An abbreviation for Republican. See under Red, a.
  20. One of the three original primary colors from which the others are made; the color of blood.
  21. Of the color of blood; of that color of the spectrum farthest from violet.
  22. One of the primary colors, occupying the lower extremity of the spectrum at the other end from violet.
  23. ( comp. REDDER, superl. REDDEST) Of a color like blood.
  24. One of the primary colors, of several shades, as scarlet, pink, etc.
  25. REDLY.
  26. Of the color red.
  27. One of the primary colors.
  28. Back; backward; again; again and again; against; anew; over; opposite as, refit, renew. Numerous compounds, in which re has its unmodified meaning of back, again, anew, are practically self explaining in connection with the definitions of their root words. Compounds of re which have special meanings will be found in vocabulary placs.
  29. Of the color of blood.
  30. A color like that of blood, seen at the lower edge of a rainbow; a red pigment.
  31. Of a bright colour, like blood, of which there are different shades, as scarlet, crimson, vermillion, orange- red, & c.
  32. A red colour.
  33. One of the primary colours, having several varieties of shade, as scarlet, crimson, pink, & c.
  34. Having a bright colour like that of arterial blood.
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Quotes of red

  1. Just as the Red Sox proved the critics wrong, Maine can compete and can win. – John Baldacci
  2. In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink. – Catherine Drinker Bowen
  3. Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair and had been disappointed in her first husband. – Al Capp
  4. I am a child of Hollywood and dreams. To me, to be on the red carpet is the best place in the world. – Steven Cojocaru
  5. I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste. – Johnny Depp
  6. The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves( November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow. – Black Elk
  7. I sometimes think that never blows so red The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled; That every Hyacinth the Garden wears Dropt in her Lap from some once lovely Head. – Edward Fitzgerald
  8. I love Bill Clinton. I think we should make him king. I'm talking the red robe, the turkey leg- everything. – Tim McGraw
  9. The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood. – Alice Meynell
  10. Because of that I don't care when I read in the newspaper that I am colourblind. I went through a red light in my car and I stopped when I before a green light. So I must be really colourblind, eh? – Ruud van Nistelrooy
  11. I trained like an animal, but the thing is focus and concentration. When the bell rings it's like when the little red light goes on over the camera. And I can usually nail my lines on the first or second take because I'm right there. – Mickey Rourke
  12. It's easy. You draw a red line on the ground, right? Then you wait for a chicken to come along. When he arrives, he puts his beak right on the line and he's hypnotized! – Joey Santiago
  13. Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. – Liz Smith
  14. I like to think I play rugby as it should be played- there are no yellow or red cards in my collection- but I cannot say I'm an angel. – Jonny Wilkinson
  15. Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place. – Woodrow Wilson

Usage examples for red

  1. " Fellow with the red hair. – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  2. You've hearrd about giving all you have to the Red Cross. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  3. Like a red ball of fire he certainly was; but oh, what a welcome sight! – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  4. I- I saw you getting red clear behind your ears over it. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  5. " All right, Red came the whispered reply, " but remember that I get whatever money's in sight, just for appearances' sake, though it's letters and such things I'm really after." – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  6. Red did the talking. – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  7. So died the Red King. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  8. I didn't like that red line under his name. – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  9. His whole body was red – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  10. Bobby could feel his face getting red – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  11. She was a very common girl with black hair and over- red cheeks, and she was one of the dairymaids from Tregothan Farm. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  12. Cameron flushed a deep red then turned pale, but kept silent. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  13. They were absolutely red hot. – In the Musgrave Ranges by Jim Bushman
  14. It do make your sight grow red – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  15. Art thou not pleased, Red Dog? – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  16. The red ones are wonderful, she said, but red isn't my color. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  17. Charnock's face got red – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  18. Her hair is red – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  19. The door was opened by the boy in the red cap. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  20. " I don't think it was the Red Sea," said Mrs. Hardy gently. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead

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