Red definition

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Having a color resembling that of blood.
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Reddish in color or having parts that are reddish in color.

A red dog; a red oak.

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A pigment producing this color.
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Anything colored red, as a red space on a roulette wheel, a red checker piece, or red clothing.
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(slang) A red capsule of secobarbital, a barbiturate.
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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.
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Relating to or being a red state.
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Having or being of the color red or any of its hues.
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Having red hair.
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Having a ruddy or flushed complexion.

Red with embarrassment.

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(informal) A political radical or revolutionary; esp., a communist.
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Red is the color on the end of the spectrum before orange.

An example of red is the color of Santa Claus' suit.

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The definition of red is having the color on the end of the spectrum before orange.

An example of something red is blood.

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A supporter of a sports team who wears red as part of their kit.
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A nickname given to someone who has or had red hair.
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The Red Army.

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(no longer productive) A suffix forming nouns of condition or state.
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The condition of being in debt or operating at a loss.

The firm has been in the red all year.

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The hue of the long-wave end of the visible spectrum, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 630 to 750 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue resembles that of blood; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
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A pigment or dye having a red hue.
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Something that has a red hue.
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A Communist.
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A revolutionary activist.
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Communist.
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Having a reddish or coppery skin color.
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(often offensive) Of or being a Native American.
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(informal) Republican.
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Having a reddish or coppery skin.
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Florid, flushed, or blushing.
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Bloodshot.
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Sore; inflamed.
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Politically radical or revolutionary; esp., communist.
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Of the Soviet Union.
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in the red
  • in debt or losing money
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into the red
  • into debt or an unprofitable financial condition
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see red
  • to be or become angry
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
red
Plural:
reds

Adjective

Base Form:
red
Comparative:
redder
Superlative:
reddest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

into the red

Origin of red

  • Middle English from Old English rēad reudh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English -red, -redde, -rede, -reden, from Old English -rÇ£den (which see). Cognate with German -rat (as in Heirat (“marriage")).

    From Wiktionary