Meaning of RED in English



Function: noun

Date: before 12th century

1 : a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum

2 : red clothing <the lady in red >

3 : one that is of a red or reddish color: as a : RED WINE b : an animal with a red or reddish coat

4 a : a pigment or dye that colors red b : a shade or tint of red

5 a : one who advocates the violent overthrow of an existing social or political order b capitalized : COMMUNIST

6 [from the bookkeeping practice of entering debit items in red ink] : the condition of showing a loss ― usually used with the <in the red > ― compare BLACK

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