Meaning of RED in English


red 1

— redly , adv.

/red/ , n. adj., redder, reddest .


1. any of various colors resembling the color of blood; the primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 610 and 780 nm.

2. something red.

3. ( often cap. ) a radical leftist in politics, esp. a communist.

4. Informal. See red light (def. 1).

5. Informal. red wine: a glass of red.

6. Also called red devil, red bird . Slang. a capsule of the drug secobarbital, usually red in color.

7. in the red , operating at a loss or being in debt (opposed to in the black ): The newspaper strike put many businesses in the red.

8. paint the town red . See paint (def. 16).

9. see red , Informal. to become very angry; become enraged: Snobs make her see red.


10. of the color red.

11. having distinctive areas or markings of red: a red robin.

12. of or indicating a state of financial loss or indebtedness: the red column in the ledger.

13. radically left politically.

14. ( often cap. ) communist.

15. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of North American Indian peoples: no longer in technical use.

[ bef. 900; ME red, OE read; c. G rot, D rood, ON raudhr, L rufus, ruber, Gk erythrós; see RUBELLA, RUFESCENT, ERYTHRO- ]

red 2

/red/ , v.t., red, redding .

redd 1 .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .