- The definition of crimson is something that is deep red in color.
An example of something crimson is blood.
- Crimson is defined as a deep and dark red.
An example of crimson is the team color for the University of Alabama.
- deep red
- deep-red coloring matter
Origin of crimsonMiddle English cremesin ; from Medieval Latin cremesinum, ultimately ; from Arabic qirmiz: see carmine
tr. & intr.v.crim·soned, crim·son·ing, crim·sons
Origin of crimsonMiddle English cremesin, from Old Spanish cremesín, Old Italian cremesino or Medieval Latin cremes&imacron;nus, all from Arabic qirmiz&imacron;, from qirmiz, kermes insect; see kermes.
(comparative more crimson, superlative most crimson)
- Having a deep red colour.
- Having loose morals.
(third-person singular simple present crimsons, present participle crimsoning, simple past and past participle crimsoned)
- to blush
- To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.