a red strip of carpet placed on the ground for high-ranking dignitaries to walk on when entering or leaving a building, vehicle, or the like.
an area abutting the entrance to a building, usually carpeted in red, where celebrities gather and walk before participating in or taking their seats at a big event:
The winning actress had of course been interviewed on the red carpet before the Academy Awards.
the activity that goes on in this area:
Six reporters will be covering the red carpet at the charity’s annual gala.
a display of courtesy or deference, as that shown to persons of high station:
The visiting prince was treated to the red carpet in Rome.
a strip of red carpeting laid for important dignitaries to walk on when arriving or departing
deferential treatment accorded to a person of importance
(as modifier): the returning hero had a red-carpet reception
Honorary treatment, lavish hospitality, as in We’ll have to get out the red carpet for the President’s visit. This term comes from the literal practice of rolling out a carpet to welcome a royal or other esteemed guest, and indeed is often put as roll out the red carpet. [ Early 1900s ]
noun 1. Also called eastern red cedar, savin. an American, coniferous tree, Juniperus virginiana, yielding a fragrant, reddish wood used for making lead pencils, etc. 2. the western red cedar, Thuja plicata. 3. the wood of these trees. noun 1. any of several North American coniferous trees, esp Juniperus virginiana, a juniper that has fragrant […]
noun 1. a red blood cell. red cell n. See red blood cell.
noun, Informal. 1. a cent, as representative of triviality: His promise isn’t worth a red cent. noun 1. (used with a negative) (informal, mainly US) a cent considered as a trivial amount of money (esp in the phrases not have a red cent, not worth a red cent, etc) see under not worth a dime
noun, Canadian Informal. 1. the Canadian Senate chamber.
noun, Informal. 1. China, People’s Republic of. noun 1. an unofficial name for (the People’s Republic of) China Red China definition A pejorative name for the People’s Republic of China. The term mainland China is preferred.