any of various colors resembling the color of blood; the primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 610 and 780 nanometers.
(often initial capital letter) Older Slang: Usually Disparaging. a radical leftist in politics, especially a Communist.
Informal. red light (def 1).
Informal. red wine:
a glass of red.
Also called red devil, red bird. Slang. a capsule of the drug secobarbital, usually red in color.
adjective, redder, reddest.
of the color red.
having distinctive areas or markings of red:
a red robin.
of or indicating a state of financial loss or indebtedness:
the red column in the ledger.
Older Slang: Usually Disparaging.
radically left politically.
(often initial capital letter) communist:
Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive. relating to, noting, or characteristic of North American Indian peoples.
in the red, operating at a loss or being in debt (opposed to in the black):
The newspaper strike put many businesses in the red.
paint the town red. paint (def 16).
see red, Informal. to become very angry; become enraged:
Snobs make her see red.
any of a group of colours, such as that of a ripe tomato or fresh blood, that lie at one end of the visible spectrum, next to orange, and are perceived by the eye when light in the approximate wavelength range 740–620 nanometres falls on the retina. Red is the complementary colour of cyan and forms a set of primary colours with blue and green related adjectives rubicund ruddy
a pigment or dye of or producing these colours
red cloth or clothing: dressed in red
a red ball in snooker, billiards, etc
(in roulette and other gambling games) one of two colours on which players may place even bets, the other being black
(archery) Also called inner. a red ring on a target, between the blue and the gold, scoring seven points
(informal) in the red, in debit; owing money
(informal) see red, to become very angry
adjective redder, reddest
of the colour red
reddish in colour or having parts or marks that are reddish: red hair, red deer
having the face temporarily suffused with blood, being a sign of anger, shame, etc
(of the complexion) rosy; florid
(of the eyes) bloodshot
(of the hands) stained with blood, as after committing murder
bloody or violent: red revolution
(of wine) made from black grapes and coloured by their skins
denoting the highest degree of urgency in an emergency; used by the police and the army and informally (esp in the phrase red alert)
(US) relating to, supporting, or representing the Republican Party Compare blue (sense 24)
verb reds, redding, redded
another word for redden
verb reds, redding, red, redded
(transitive) a variant spelling of redd1
Communist, Socialist, or Soviet
radical, leftist, or revolutionary
a member or supporter of a Communist or Socialist Party or a national of a state having such a government, esp the former Soviet Union
a radical, leftist, or revolutionary
noun 1. a city in N California. verb (used with object), redd or redded, redding. Northern and Midland U.S. 1. to put in order; tidy: to redd a room for company. 2. to clear: to redd the way. verb (used with object), red, redding. 1. redd1 . noun 1. Otis. 1941–67, US soul singer and […]
adjective 1. somewhat red; tending to red; tinged with red. adjective 1. somewhat red
noun 1. a town in W central England, in N Worcestershire: designated a new town in the mid-1960s; metal-working industries. Pop: 74 803 (2001)
noun, verb (used with object), reddled, reddling. 1. ruddle. noun, verb 1. a variant spelling of ruddle