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  1. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion; "crimson with fury"; "turned red from exertion"; "with puffy reddened eyes"; "red-faced and violent"; "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. characterized by violence or bloodshed; "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (of wine) deep reddish in color; "a red wine such as a claret or burgundy"; "a pinot noir is a red burgundy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (used of hair or fur) of a reddish brown color; "red deer"; "reddish hair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. . imp. & p. p. of Read. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A red pigment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. An abbreviation for Red Republican. See under Red, a. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. imp. & p. p. of Read. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; - generally with up; as, to red up a house. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. An abbreviation for Republican. See under Red, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. One of the three original primary colors from which the others are made; the color of blood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Of the color of blood; of that color of the spectrum farthest from violet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. One of the primary colors, occupying the lower extremity of the spectrum at the other end from violet. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. (comp. REDDER, superl. REDDEST) Of a color like blood. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. One of the primary colors, of several shades, as scarlet, pink, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. REDLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Of the color red. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. One of the primary colors. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Back; backward; again; again and again; against; anew; over; opposite as, refit, renew. Numerous compounds, in which re has its unmodified meaning of back, again, anew, are practically self explaining in connection with the definitions of their root words. Compounds of re which have special meanings will be found in vocabulary placs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Of the color of blood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A color like that of blood, seen at the lower edge of a rainbow; a red pigment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Of a bright colour, like blood, of which there are different shades, as scarlet, crimson, vermillion, orange-red, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. A red colour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. One of the primary colours, having several varieties of shade, as scarlet, crimson, pink, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. Having a bright colour like that of arterial blood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; -- generally with up; as, to red up a house. mso.anu.edu.au
  35. To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; generally with up; as, to red up a house. dictgcide_fs
  36. red, adj. (comp. RED'DER; superl. RED'DEST) of a colour like blood: ultra-radical, revolutionary.--n. one of the primary colours, of several shades, as scarlet, pink, carmine, vermilion, &c.: a red cent, the smallest coin of the United States.--adjs. RED'-BACKED, having a red back; RED'-BEAKED, -BILLED, having a red beak or bill; RED'-BELL'IED, having the under parts red.--n. RED'-BELL'Y, the United States slider, a terrapin: the Welsh torgoch, a char.--adj. RED'-BELT'ED, having a red band or bands.--n. RED'-BIRD, the common European bullfinch: the United States grosbeak, also the tanager.--adj. RED'-BLOOD'ED, having reddish blood.--ns. RED'-BOOK, a book containing the names of all persons in the service of the state: the peerage; RED'BREAST, a favourite song-bird, so called from the red colour of its breast, the robin; RED'-BUD, the Judas-tree of America; RED'-CABB'AGE, a variety of cabbage, with purplish heads, used for pickling; RED'-CAP, a species of goldfinch, having a conical crest of red feathers on the top of the head: a ghost with long teeth who haunts some Scotch castles; RED'-CENT, a copper cent; RED'-CHALK, -CLAY (see REDDLE); RED'-COAT, a British soldier, so called from his red coat; RED'-COCK (slang), an incendiary fire; RED'-COR'AL, the most important kind of coral in commerce, found off the coasts of Algiers and Tunis and the Italian islands.--adj. RED'-CORPUS'CLED, having red blood-discs.--n. RED'-CRAG, a division of the Pliocene.--adjs. RED'-CREST'ED, having a red crest; RED'-CROSS, wearing or distinguished by a cross of a red colour.--n. the badge and flag adopted by every society, of whatever nation, formed for the aid of the sick and wounded in time of war, recognised by the military authorities of its own nation, and enjoying certain privileges and immunities under the Convention of Geneva (1864).--n. RED'-DEER, a species of deer which is reddish-brown in summer: the common stag.--v.t. RED'DEN, to make red.--v.i. to grow red: to blush.--adj. RED'DISH, somewhat red: moderately red.--ns. RED'DISHNESS; RED'-DOG, the lowest grade of flour in high milling; RED'-DRUM, the southern red-fish, or red-bass, of the southern Atlantic coast of the United States; RED'-EARTH, the reddish loam frequently found in regions composed of limestones; RED'-EYE, or RUDD, a fresh-water fish of the same genus as the roach, chub, and minnow.--adjs. RED'-FACED (Shak.), having a red face; RED'-FIG'URED, relating to an ancient Greek ceramic ware, in which a black glaze was painted over the surface so as to leave the design in the red of the body.--n. RED'-GUM, strophulus, a skin disease usually occurring in infants about the time of teething, and consisting of minute red pimples with occasional red patches.--adjs. RED'-HAIRED, RED'-HEAD'ED, having red hair.--n. RED'-HAND, a bloody hand: (her.) a sinister hand, erect, open, and 'couped,' the distinguishing badge of baronets.--adj. RED'-HAND'ED, in the very act, as if with bloody hands.--n. RED'-HEAD, a person with red hair: the pochard, a red-headed duck.--adj. RED'-HOT, heated to redness.--ns. RED'-LAC, the Japan wax-tree; RED'-LATT'ICE (Shak.), an alehouse window, then usually painted red; RED'-LEAD, a preparation of lead of a fine red colour, used in painting, &c.--adj. RED'-LEGGED, having red legs or feet, as a bird.--n. RED'-LEGS, the European red-legged partridge: the turnstone: the red-shank: (bot.) the bistort.--adj. RED'-LETT'ER, having red letters: auspicious or fortunate, as a day, the holidays or saints' days being indicated by red letters in the old calendars.--n. RED'-LIQ'UOR, a crude aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in calico-printing.--adjs. RED'-LITT'EN, showing a red light; RED'-LOOKED (Shak.), having a red look.--adv. RED'LY.--adj. RED'-MAD (prov.), quite mad.--n. RED'-MET'AL, one of several alloys of copper used in silver-ware: a Japanese alloy used in decorative metal-work.--adj. RED'-NECKED, having a red neck.--n. RED'NESS.--adjs. RED'-NOSE, -NOSED, having a red nose, like a habitual drunkard.--ns. RED'-OAK, an oak with heavy and durable reddish wood, rising to ninety feet high in eastern North America; RED'-PLAGUE, a form of the plague marked by a red spot or bubo; RED'-POLL, a small northern finch: the common European linnet: the North American palm-warbler.--adjs. RED'-POLLED; RED'-RIBBED (Tenn.), having red ribs.--ns. RED'-ROOT, a genus of plants of the natural order Rhamnaceæ--New Jersey Tea; REDS, or RED REPUBLICANS (see REPUBLIC); RED'-SAUN'DERS, the sliced or rasped heart-wood of Pterocarpus santalinus, used for giving colour to alcoholic liquors &c.--v.i. RED'SEAR, to break when too hot.--ns. RED'SEED, small crustaceans which float on the sea; RED'-SHANK, an aquatic bird of the snipe family, with legs of a bright-red colour: a name given in ridicule to the Scottish Highlanders, and to the Irish.--adj. RED'-SHORT, noting iron that is brittle at red-heat.--ns. RED'-SHORT'NESS; RED'SKIN, a Red Indian; RED'-STAFF, a miller's straight-edge, used in dressing millstones; RED'START, a bird belonging to the family of the warblers, appearing in Britain as a summer bird of passage; RED'STREAK, an apple, so called from the colour of its skin; RED'-TAIL, the red-tailed buzzard, one of the commonest hawks of North America.--adj. RED'-TAILED (Shak.), having a red tail.--ns. RED'-THRUSH, the red-wing; RED'-TOP, a kind of bent grass; RED'-WA'TER, a disease of cattle, named from the urine being reddened with the red globules of the blood.--adj. RED'-WAT'-SHOD (Scot.), walking in blood over the shoes.--ns. RED'-WEED, the common poppy; RED'-WING, a species of thrush well known in Britain as a winter bird of passage, having an exquisite, clear, flute-like song; RED'WOOD, a Californian timber-tree, growing to nearly three hundred feet high.--adj. RED'-WUD (Scot.), stark mad.--RED-CROSS KNIGHT, a knight having on his shield a red cross; RED ENSIGN, the British flag for all vessels not belonging to the navy, consisting of a plain red flag, having the canton filled by the Union-jack (before 1864 also the special flag of the Red Squadron); RED-GUM TREE, a species of Eucalyptus attaining the height of 200 feet; RED PHEASANT, a tragopan; RED SNOW, snow coloured by the minute alga Protococcus nivalis, found in large patches in arctic and alpine regions.--INDIAN RED, a permanent red pigment, orig. a natural earth rich in oxide of iron, now prepared artificially.--ROYAL RED CROSS, a decoration for nurses, instituted by Queen Victoria in 1883. [A.S. reád; Ger. roth, L. ruber, Gr. e-rythros, Gael. ruath.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. red, v.t. to put in order, make tidy: to disentangle: (coll.) to separate two men in fighting.--ns. RED'DER (Scot.), one who endeavours to settle a quarrel; RED'DING, the process of putting in order; RED'DING-COMB, a large-toothed comb for dressing the hair; RED'DING-STRAIK (Scot.), a stroke received in trying to separate fighters. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. REDD, red (Spens.), pa.t. of read, declared. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. Having a hue like that of blood. R. bark, see Cinchona. R-blindness, R. – green blindness, see Color-blindness. R. gum, (1) see Strophulus; (2) see Eucalypti gummi. R. lead, lead tetroxide. R. nucleus, the nucleus ruber. R. pepper, see Capsicum. R. precipitate, see Mercury oxide. R. softening, see Softening. R. water, the haemoglobinuria of cattle. na
  40. A r. pigment. Chinese (or Paris) r., cinnabar. Venetian r., iron peroxide. na
  41. Of or approaching the colour seen at least refracted end of spectrum, of shades varying from crimson to bright brown& orange, esp. those seen in blood, sunset clouds, rubies, glowing coals, human lips, & fox\'s hair, (r. as a rose &c.; blood, fiery, yellowish, deep, &c., -r.; r. with anger &c., flushed in face; with r. hands, bloodstained; r. gold archaic& poet., real gold, money; r. cent United States, smallest coin orig. of copper, esp. don\'t care a r. cent; r. eyes, bloodshot, or with lids sore from weeping, also of bird &c. with r. iris; as distinctive epithet with many varieties of animal& plant& mineral, as r. deer, partridge, mullet, ant, CURRANT, campion, ARSENIC); having to do with bloodshed, burning, violence, or revolution (r. battle, ruin, vengeance; a r. republican, radical, anarchist); r. ADMIRAL; r. bark, superior kind of cinchona; r.-blind, colour-blind to r.; r. box, used by Ministers for official documents; redbreast, the robin; redcoat, soldier of British army; r. cross, St George\'s cross or national emblem of England, also Christian side in crusades, also (emblem of) ambulance service organized according to Geneva Convention; r. ENSIGN, used by British merchant ships; r.-eye, the fish rudd; r.-fish, male salmon in spawning season, also (market name for) salmon (opp. white fish of all other kinds); r. flag, symbol of revolution, signal for battle, danger signal on shooting-ranges& railways; r. gum, teething-rash in children, also (kinds of eucalyptus yielding) reddish resin; r.-handed, in the act of crime (take r.-h.); r. hat, cardinal\'s; r.-heat, being r.-hot lit. & fig., temperature of r.-hot thing; r. herring, herring (s) reddened by being cured in smoke (neither fish, flesh, nor good r.h., of ambiguous indefinite nature; draw a r.h. across the track, divert attention from subject in hand by starting irrelevant but exciting question, with ref. to use of r.h. in exercising hounds); r.-hot, heated to redness, highly excited, enthusiastic, furious; r.-hot poker, garden plant with flame-coloured spikes of flower; r. lamp, night-sign of doctor or chemist; r. lane, (nursery name for) throat; r. lead, pigment made from r. oxide of lead (v.t., coat with this); r.-legged, with r. legs (of birds &c., esp. the r.-l. or French partridge); r.-legs, kinds of bird, also the plant bistort; r.-letter, (of day) marked with r. letter (s) in calendar as saint\'s day or festival, (fig.) memorable as date of joyful occurrence, (v.t., record as memorable for joy); r. man, N.-Amer. Indian; r. meat. beef, mutton, &c. (opp. veal& pork& chicken); r. mass, at which priest wears r.; r.-poll, kinds of r.-crested bird, esp. male linnet, also (pl.) r.- haired polled cattle; r. rag, thing that excites person\'s rage as r. object enrages bull (is a r. r. to him), also kind of rust in grain; r. rattle, lousewort; r. ribbon, ribbon, membership, of Order of Bath; r. sanders. wood of E.-Ind. tree used in dyeing; redshank, kind of snipe; r.-short, (of iron) brittle while r.-hot; redskin, = r. man above; r. snow, reddened by kind of alga& common in Arctic& Alpine regions; r. soldier, (pig affected with) kind of swine fever with redness of skin; r. spider, insectinfesting hot-house plants esp. vines; redstart, r.-tailed European songbird[old English steort tail]; r.-streak, kind of cider apple; r. tape, excessive use of or adherence to formalities esp. in public business, whence red-tapery, red-tapism, redtapist, nn.; r.-water, malarial cattle& sheep disease with r. urine; r. weed, corn-poppy; r.-wing, kinds of thrush& other birds; redwood, kinds of tree; r. worm, kind used as fishingbait; hence redden v.t. & i., reddish (2), reddy-, aa., redly adv. (rare), redness n. (N.) r. colour; a shade of r.; the r. colour in roulette& rouge-et-noir; the r. ball at billiards; r. cloth or clothes (dressed in r.); one of former three squadrons or divisions (the r., white, blue) of British fleet; radical or republican or anarchist. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. =RE-, only in wds of L origin; numbers as in RE-. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. Of a color resembling that of blood; as a n., such a color or a substance possessing it. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  44. n. The colour of blood or a tint resembling this. Cabinet Dictionary

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