1. [ adjective ] (color) having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
Synonyms: crimson ruddy carmine cerise cherry cherry-red blood-red ruby ruby-red scarlet reddish
Related terms: chromatic
2. [ noun ] (color) the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Synonyms: redness
Related terms: chromatic_color crimson cerise cardinal dark_red purplish_red Turkey_red scarlet chrome_red
3. [ adjective ] (used of hair or fur) of a reddish brown color
Synonyms: reddish

"red deer" reddish hair"

Related terms: colored
4. [ adjective ] characterized by violence or bloodshed
Synonyms: crimson violent

"writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode

Related terms: bloody
5. [ noun ] (geography) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
Synonyms: Red_River
Related terms: river US Texas Louisiana Oklahoma
6. [ adjective ] (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
Synonyms: red-faced flushed crimson reddened aflame

"crimson with fury" "turned red from exertion" "with puffy reddened eyes" "red-faced and violent" "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"

Related terms: colored
7. [ adjective ] red with or characterized by blood

"waving our red weapons o'er our heads"- Shakespeare "The Red Badge of Courage" "the red rules of tooth and claw"- P.B.Sears

Related terms: bloody
8. [ noun ] (politics) emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
Synonyms: Bolshevik bolshie pinko Marxist
Related terms: communist radical communize
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6840
10. [ noun ] (business) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
Synonyms: loss red_ink

"the company operated at a loss last year" "the company operated in the red last year"

Related terms: gain sum squeeze paper_loss
11. [ adjective ] (of wine) deep reddish in color

"a red wine such as a claret or burgundy" "a pinot noir is a red burgundy"

Related terms: white
Similar spelling:   Reid