Meaning of RED in English

RED

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a red cell (= the most common type of blood cell )

The red cells carry the oxygen.

a red/brown/dark etc stain

There was a brown stain on the bedroom ceiling.

a red/green/blue etc colour

Our door was painted a bright green colour.

a red/white scar

She still had the faint white scar on her ankle.

a white/black/red etc patch

The bird has a large black patch on each side of its neck.

be (put/placed) on red alert

All the hospitals are on red alert.

brick red

colour sth red/blue etc

Sunset came and coloured the sky a brilliant red.

cut the red tape

The new rules should help cut the red tape for farmers.

dye your hair (blonde/red etc) (= change its colour, especially using chemicals )

Craig has dyed his hair black.

fiery red

leaves that turn fiery red in autumn

flush red/crimson/scarlet

Robyn felt her cheeks flush scarlet.

paint sth (in) blue/red/green etc

We painted the door blue.

Paint the walls in a contrasting colour.

The living room was painted in pastel shades of pink and blue.

pillar-box red

red alert

All the hospitals are on red alert.

red blood cell

red button

red card

Red Crescent

Red Cross

red eye

I took the red eye to LA.

red flag

red giant

red herring

red hot (= used to describe an object or surface that is very hot )

The handle was red hot.

red meat (= a dark-coloured meat such as beef )

For health reasons, you should eat less red meat.

red meat

red pepper

stuffed red peppers

red tape

a procedure surrounded by bureaucracy and red tape

red

The whole family had red hair.

red (= because you are cold or drunk, or have a cold )

His nose was red from the cold.

red/bloodshot (= red because you are upset, tired, ill etc )

My mother's eyes were red from crying.

red/white/rosé wine

The waiter brought some red wine.

sb's face is dark/red/purple with rage

His face went purple with rage.

sb’s face goes/turns red (= becomes red )

His face went red with embarrassment.

the leaves turn red/brown etc (= become red, brown etc )

The maple leaves had turned a fiery red.

turn (sth) red/blue/white etc

Rose’s hair was already turning grey.

In October the leaves turn orange and yellow.

The sun had turned the sky a glowing pink.

wear black/white/red etc

Usually I wear black, grey, or brown.

white/red/blue etc

I decided to use white paint throughout the house.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

blood

The red blood cell is finally a small bag containing haemoglobin molecules for transporting oxygen.

I slid off the seat, keeping my eyes down, expecting to see a smear of red blood on the chair.

When red blood cells are put into water, they swell and burst due to osmosis.

Urine analysis, a red blood cell count, and blood pressure were also routinely recorded.

The question is what will happen to the red blood cell nucleus if it is placed in cancer cell cytoplasm?

Myoglobin, a protein similar to haemoglobin in red blood cells, acts as a store for oxygen within the muscle fibres.

As the red blood cell has little cytoplasm, the effect is that both nuclei become surrounded by HeLa cytoplasm.

Vitamin B12 helps to produce red blood cells which carry oxygen, and therefore prevents anaemia and tiredness.

brick

The two-storey, nineteenth-century Gothic, red brick building is currently buried in undergrowth.

They spread out in front of the red brick buildings, whose ramparts produce a castle-like appearance.

The whole interior is in red brick , partly whitewashed.

He and Maurine built a one-bedroom red brick bungalow in the yard where Hayes had kept mules as a boy.

In front of the church is a four-sided courtyard, porticoed in red brick on three sides and with the façade on the fourth.

These extensions were all done in red brick to fit in with the original structure.

Louis presents itself as a red brick city, stolid and low, with echoes of its heavy manufacturing past.

carpet

They went into a room with a red carpet and screens with oriental decorations.

The Prime Minister stood on a red carpet which led across the runway to the plane.

The Turnbulls struggled to cope, whilst those in need from another country are given the red carpet treatment.

It was clinical white with a spotless red carpet , and full on Sundays.

With email, you take the red carpet route straight through to the top.

Brass rods, tethering the red carpet to the flights of the staircase, were importances she never saw neglected.

When she did, Raine would have the red carpet rolled out in her honour.

Success was not achieved without considerable risk to an old street lamp and the Downing Street red carpet .

cell

Associations have been shown between low packed cell volume or red cell volume, or both, and the respiratory distress syndrome.

Glycosylated hemoglobin refers to the specific red cell hemoglobin A types to which a glucose molecule becomes irreversibly attached.

We have shown that red cell volume predicts outcome in preterm infants.

Of those patients presenting with gross ascites with normal pitted red cell counts, three were reformed rather than current drinkers.

Of the 14 women studied, nine had high pitted red cell counts and the majority of the group had ascites.

Blood was detected in the urine on biochemical screening, but microscopy showed very few red cells .

The proposed mechanism of improvement of placental transfusion of volume and red cells is attractive.

The idea goes some way to explaining why some individuals with red cell mutations are immune to Plasmodium infection.

colour

Following this they release blood into their eyes which turns them a dull red colour .

The sensitivity can be improved and interference from other ions diminished by extracting the red colour with a solvent.

And that is why the virginia creeper plant turns a lovely red colour in the autumn.

A lovely rich rust red colour , it retails at around £4.75 a kilo.

A good tasting apple with a good red colour .

deer

The farms below become dots as you climb and heather, alpine plants and red deer now mark you progress.

Thus, bull elephant seals and red deer stags are big, armed, and dangerous.

Glen Muick is very lovely with roaming red deer , beautiful waterfalls, and a peaceful loch.

Most of our red deer are feral, having been introduced to or having escaped from deer parks.

The tracks show a gentle canter, no wild chase after red deer .

The roaring and parallel walks of the red deer may be safe trials of strength.

I have seen foxes playing in the brambles, and once a red deer walked past on the opposite bank.

face

Rosa twisted, her red face glowered up at Cati.

He paused, his red face turned toward the blank television set.

The Reds were spared any more red faces .

Jimmy left as quickly as possible, afraid that Ellingwood would notice his burning red face .

Mrs Medlock was a large woman, with a very red face and bright black eyes.

He was short, with a red face and a redder nose.

A very red face in the fever.

His flowing red face was close to hers; she could smell the wine on his breath.

flag

The structure of the day was to follow red flags as they were unravelled, leading the crowd to preselected locations.

Volcanologists now recognize these oscillations as a red flag that a volcano is entering a dangerous phase.

All we needed was a red flag to warn the locals that we might be about to frighten the horses.

But these approaches might also raise red flags , said Rep.

Don't enter the firing ranges when the red flags are flying - usually from prominent places such as hilltops.

He saw the red flag come down for the final time over Red Square in Moscow.

Now they had six red flags .

A red flag meant a girl.

hair

Her short red hair was crudely shaped in a wedge and her pallid cheeks and small chin were peppered with unsightly acne.

One of them, a boy with red hair , had a bad case of adolescent skin eruptions.

Lord Greene M.R. gave the example of a teacher being dismissed because of red hair .

If you have red hair some employers might associate that with a fiery temper before they even meet you.

With pierced nose, wild red hair and an enormous collection of tattoos, Joolz is a revelation.

It was a bikini, flower-printed and attractive against her dark red hair .

According to a national survey of 50 salons, requests for red hair outnumber those for blond for the first time.

herring

Female speaker I think it's a red herring .

According to Mattel, antitrust issues were a red herring .

His racial theory was almost certainly a red herring , 5 but the notion of selective mate choice was not.

The holocaust is an immense and vile red herring .

Meg's determination not to see her; her red herring about the mysterious proposal of marriage.

letter

Only high spot from what should have been a red letter day was the terrific £300 raised for the local Hartlepool hospice.

The name was spray-painted in thin, straggly red letters on the outside of one of the concrete pill-boxes.

And it could mean a red letter day for your postie!

Signs on gates, often painted in big red letters , warn visitors to keep out.

light

The Governor's sanctum was a leviathan suffused with the same dreary red light .

On the opposite corner a dusty station wagon idled noisily at the red light .

Brick red lights , red hair, red eyes.

Surely a flashing red light would be far more visible in a tunnel than a static light?

And not just because the black-and-white car he drives sports a red light and siren.

Violet light was cooler and red light warmer than the others.

Rows of engines clogged the streets, red lights pulsing like strobes in a disco.

meat

The survey said that for the first time, there was a shift in reasons given for cutting back on red meat .

At the time, Sims also said it planned to dispose of its fresh red meat business.

No one touched red meat anymore.

Lumps of steak pie; livid red meat , clammy puff pastry.

Jerky is dried, not cooked, meat and can be easily made at home with any of the red meat game.

We should cut down on red meat , always choose lean cuts and eat more white meats, such as chicken and turkey.

Red wine is only appropriate with red meat .

pepper

The fruit of the tree tomato looks like a cross between a red pepper and an elongated tomato.

But the Poet interferes with the preparation of the meat and drops a can of red pepper into the broth.

Add the mushrooms, crushed peppercorns, green and red peppers , tomatoes and basil.

He must buy a head of iceberg lettuce, a red pepper , a red onion, and some parsley.

Chop the red pepper and mushrooms and arrange on the aubergines.

Soaking in a red pepper puree, the dish exceeds expectation.

Garnish with strips of red pepper and feta cheese.

The taste buds can handle only periodic assaults and the sweet red pepper bread afforded intermediate breaks and recovery time.

rose

Among the plastic rats, fluffy animals and copies of the Sun decorating the desks was at least one Labour red rose .

Mr Melderis appears with a dozen red roses the following day.

Once the red roses have been pressed, you can consider what type of design you want to create.

I share his remarks about the red rose belonging to Lancashire.

He imagined himself walking up to her and presenting her with a single red rose .

A Hogarth curve of red spray carnations and red roses was shown with a collection of assorted bottles and acacia seed pods.

In the centre of that was the final touch - one deep red rose .

I place my three long-stemmed, red roses beside the begonias.

squirrel

Since grey squirrels are bigger than red squirrels, many of the male reds have stopped reproducing.

A red squirrel was another early riser.

I often see foxes, roe deer and red squirrels in the conifer plantation there.

There is wildlife here in abundance; deer, wild cats, red squirrels , golden eagles, ospreys and reindeer.

Last year I had seen, just like yesterday, a red squirrel behaving very curiously.

The study claims that red squirrels have survived alongside grey squirrels for decades in forests in Norfolk and Staffordshire.

Could it have been planted by a red squirrel ?

tape

Former rally driver Jean Denton is battling to reduce red tape and bureaucratic burdens on small firms and start-ups.

Richard Pombo, R-Calif., who sponsored the guest worker amendment, said the current program involves too much red tape .

It talks about only another layer of government and more red tape and state control, not less.

All the bureaucratic disclosures and red tape in the country can not offset either.

But red tape is an inevitable result of reform.

One vexing problem is the inconsistency of the red tape that ensnares businessmen when they try to do practically anything.

They are terrified by Labour party proposals to create a great new machine spitting out red tape all over the countryside.

Therefore, their secret agenda is how best to strangle the utilities with as much bureaucracy and red tape as possible.

wine

His blood mingled with the red wine of the Mass.

This full-bodied, supple red wine offers lovely blackberry and black raspberry fruit and hints of chocolate and herbs.

Drinking red wine from giant tumblers.

Jasper and I went to the limousine, and Jasper asked the better-looking bartender for two glasses of red wine .

She brought out a bottle of red wine from the cupboard.

Researchers there were intrigued by findings that red wine , in test-tube experiments, was found to be an antioxidant.

Still red wines in Champagne are rare, however, and hardly ever exciting.

The evidence also suggests that red wine , in particular, is good for the heart.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bleed red ink

gold-rimmed/red-rimmed etc

paint the town (red)

Tonight we're going to paint the town red. b. Tonight we're going to colour the city scarlet. 38a.

red as a beet

roll out the red carpet

Practically lies down and purrs ... Well it's nice to roll out the red carpet, isn't it?

run a (red) light

An old man who worked in a poultry store was stopped for running a light.

For every motorist who runs a red light, there are five pedestrians who do it.

It was going to sea with only its running lights on.

Jones still faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and an infraction for running a red light.

Men are more likely to run a red light, forget to signal, or drink and drive.

The running lights flashed off and a thick silence filled up the day.

The bigger issue is, will San Franciscans still be allowed to run red lights across Market Street?

When you run a red light, a few coins save a fine.

see red

I immediately saw red and wanted to prove him wrong.

He could see red uniforms further up the river bank, evidence that the Lancers had found a place to cross.

He looks down and sees red fur.

Jody sees Red as a great player who is settling for being a merely good player.

Linda first saw Red at a middle school volleyball game.

No day went by that did not see Red Hill patrolling the river.

Quiet and observant walkers may see red deer along this particular stretch.

When Swindon and Leicester meet, they often see red.

take the red eye

the Red Crescent

the Red Cross

up the workers!/up the reds! etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a red dress

He drove straight through a red light.

Her cheeks were red with excitement.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A little touch of brightness in the room had been Patrick's red pyjamas, where had those pyjamas come from?

Colbert had curly red hair and an aptitude for getting into scrapes.

He saw the red flag come down for the final time over Red Square in Moscow.

In the morning, when she calls her parents, her eyes are red and moist: from sleeplessness, he assumes.

She was about eleven, with long red hair in two plaits.

The red velvet background of the reliquary is studded with precious gems and valuable ornaments donated by her grateful clients.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bright

There is an enormous range of colours available, from bright reds and yellows, through buffs and browns, to purplish-black.

dark

Old velvet curtains of dark red draped the window.

The blood spurted up over the berries and dyed them a dark red .

deep

Even the interior decorations of the houses seem to feature that same deep red .

The room itself owed much to Ixibatabian fashion, being decorated in deep reds , terra cotta, and ochre yellow.

She was clutching her coat tightly around her waist; her face and neck were flushed a deep red .

fiery

Leafless by early November, the pencil-thin twigs are a uniform fiery red , rising as high as seven feet.

rich

Both provide sensational autumn leaf colour in rich reds and purples.

In their newly decorated dining room, alive with rich , warm reds , the grand repast consisted of three meager chops.

Inland, the rich red of the plough fields glowed in the sunshine.

Her face looked pale and extinguished, as if dimmed by the rich red of her dress.

From rich reds and burnished golds to rainbow hues, the selections are plentiful and the palette pretty.

■ VERB

paint

The Steam Tank body itself was painted in the vivid reds , blues and yellows that are typical of the Engineers Guild.

The churches are painted an earthy red , with red domes and cupolas, and thick red velvet curtains decorate the insides.

Window frames painted a vermilion red and decorated with colored glass were polished over and over.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

better Red than dead

bleed red ink

paint the town (red)

Tonight we're going to paint the town red. b. Tonight we're going to colour the city scarlet. 38a.

red as a beet

red-headed/curly-headed etc

roll out the red carpet

Practically lies down and purrs ... Well it's nice to roll out the red carpet, isn't it?

run a (red) light

An old man who worked in a poultry store was stopped for running a light.

For every motorist who runs a red light, there are five pedestrians who do it.

It was going to sea with only its running lights on.

Jones still faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and an infraction for running a red light.

Men are more likely to run a red light, forget to signal, or drink and drive.

The running lights flashed off and a thick silence filled up the day.

The bigger issue is, will San Franciscans still be allowed to run red lights across Market Street?

When you run a red light, a few coins save a fine.

see red

I immediately saw red and wanted to prove him wrong.

He could see red uniforms further up the river bank, evidence that the Lancers had found a place to cross.

He looks down and sees red fur.

Jody sees Red as a great player who is settling for being a merely good player.

Linda first saw Red at a middle school volleyball game.

No day went by that did not see Red Hill patrolling the river.

Quiet and observant walkers may see red deer along this particular stretch.

When Swindon and Leicester meet, they often see red.

take the red eye

the Red Crescent

the Red Cross

up the workers!/up the reds! etc

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Even the interior decorations of the houses seem to feature that same deep red .

His hair, dyed tomato red for a new movie, sticks up every which way.

Where are your promises of bright yellow and indigo, where are your streaks of red ?

Young reds will be purplish at the rim - as they age this becomes red, mahogany and eventually brown.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.