Meaning of RED in English



Pronunciation: ' red

Function: adjective

Inflected Form: red · der ; red · dest

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English r ē ad; akin to Old High German r ō t red, Latin ruber & rufus, Greek erythros

Date: before 12th century

1 a : of the color red b : having red as a distinguishing color

2 a (1) : flushed especially with anger or embarrassment (2) : RUDDY , FLORID (3) : being or having skin of a coppery hue b : BLOODSHOT <eyes red from crying> c : being in the color range between a moderate orange and russet or bay d : tinged with red : REDDISH

3 : heated to redness : GLOWING

4 a : inciting or endorsing radical social or political change especially by force b often capitalized : COMMUNIST c often capitalized : of or relating to a communist country and especially to the U.S.S.R.

– red in tooth and claw : characterized by or displaying brutal emotion or violent behavior

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.