Meaning of RED in English

RED

transcription, транскрипция: [ red ]

( reds, redder, reddest)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

Something that is red is the colour of blood or fire.

...a bunch of red roses...

COLOUR

2.

If you say that someone’s face is red , you mean that it is redder than its normal colour, because they are embarrassed, angry, or out of breath.

With a bright red face I was forced to admit that I had no real idea...

ADJ

3.

You describe someone’s hair as red when it is between red and brown in colour.

...a girl with red hair...

ADJ

4.

You can refer to red wine as red .

The spicy flavours in these dishes call for reds rather than whites.

N-MASS

5.

If you refer to someone as a red or a Red , you disapprove of the fact that they are a communist, a socialist, or have left-wing ideas. ( INFORMAL )

N-COUNT [ disapproval ]

6.

If a person or company is in the red or if their bank account is in the red , they have spent more money than they have in their account and therefore they owe money to the bank.

The theatre is £500,000 in the red...

PHRASE : v-link PHR

7.

If you see red , you suddenly become very angry.

I didn’t mean to break his nose. I just saw red.

PHRASE : V inflects

8.

like a red rag to a bull: see rag

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