Meaning of RED in English


■ adjective ( ~der , ~dest )

1》 of a colour at the end of the spectrum next to orange and opposite violet, as of blood or rubies.

↘(of hair or fur) of a ~dish-brown colour.

↘(of a person's face) ~ due to embarrassment, anger, or heat.

↘ dated or offensive (of a people) having ~dish skin.

2》 (of wine) made from dark grapes and colou~ by their skins.

3》 of or denoting the suits hearts and diamonds in a pack of cards.

4》 denoting a ~ light or flag used as a signal to stop.

↘denoting something forbidden, dangerous, or urgent.

5》 (of a ski run) of the second-highest level of difficulty.

6》 informal, chiefly derogatory communist or socialist.

7》 archaic or literary involving bloodshed or violence.

■ noun

1》 ~ colour or pigment.

2》 informal, chiefly derogatory a communist or socialist.

3》 ( the ~ ) the situation of having spent more than is in one's bank account.


the ~ planet Mars.

see ~ informal become very angry suddenly.


~dish adjective

~dy adjective

~ly adverb

~ness noun


OE rēad , of Gmc origin.

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