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red

noun

1 red

Red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood.

synonym: redness.

Roget 434: red, scarlet, vermilion, carmine, crimson, pink, lake, maroon, carnation, couleur de rose [Fr.], rose du Barry; magenta, damask, purple; ... show more

Dutch: keel, rood
Polish: czerwoność, czerwień



2 Red

A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana.

synonym: Red River.

3 red

Emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries.

synonyms: Bolshevik, bolshie, bolshy, Marxist.

4 red

The amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue:
— The company operated in the red last year.

synonyms: loss, red ink.

Dutch: verlies, schadepost, verliespost
Polish: strata

adjective

1 red

Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies.

synonyms: blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, reddish, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy ... show more.

Roget 434: red etc. n., reddish; rufous, ruddy, florid, incarnadine, sanguine; rosy, roseate; blowzy, blowed; burnt; ... show more

Polish: czerwony

2 red

Characterized by violence or bloodshed:
— Convulsed with red rage.

synonyms: crimson, violent.

Polish: krwawy

3 red

especially of the face Reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion:
— Turned red from exertion.
— With puffy reddened eyes.
— Red-faced and violent.

synonyms: crimson, flushed, red-faced, reddened.

Polish: czerwony, zaczerwieniony


Moby thesaurus: Adrianople red, Amytal, Amytal pill, Bolshevik, Bolshevist, Bolshie, Burgundy, Carbonarist, Carbonaro, Castroist, Castroite, Charley, Communist, Cong, Congo rubine, Demerol, Dolophine, English red, Fenian, Goya ... show more.

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