Variant of red
- a primary color, or any of a spread of colors at the lower end of the visible spectrum, varying in hue from that of blood to pale rose or pink
- a pigment producing this color
Origin: from the red flag symbolizing revolutionary socialismInformal a political radical or revolutionary; esp., a communist
- anything colored red, as a red space on a roulette wheel, a red checker piece, or red clothing
- red wine
- Slang a red capsule of secobarbital, a barbiturate: usually used in pl.
Origin: Middle English from Old English read, akin to German rot, Old Norse rauthr from Indo-European base an unverified form reudh-, red from source Glassical Greek erythros, Classical Latin ruber, rufus, red, rubere, to be red, Old Irish rūad, Lithuanian raũdas, red
- redly adverb
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