red has definitions from the fields of color,geography,politics,business
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[ adjective ] (color) having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Used in print

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

Now the thing for us to do is to find ourselves a_couple_of those wonderful flowering currants such_as the red Ribes_sanguineum of our Pacific_Northwest , or otherwise a good sloe tree , or perhaps some nice pussy_willow in bloom , preferably one with male or staminate catkins .

A._armata is much more beautiful in color , at_least in the female of the species : a rich , velvety , rusty red .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

The firm red spleen weighed 410 gm. , and its surface was mottled by discrete , small patches of white material .

(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)

A red filter , Zeiss barrier filter with the code ( Schott ) designation BG 23 , was also used in the ocular lens assembly as it improved the contrast between specific and nonspecific fluorescence .

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

( For_instance , see Example 2 of Section 5 - 5 , on red cards in hands of 5 . )

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chromatic

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[ noun ] (color) the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood

Synonyms

redness

Used in print

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

The video signal is amplified and then switched , in synchronism with the three ultraviolet_light sources which are sequenced by the rotating mirror so that during one-twentieth of a second only one wavelength , corresponding to red , green , or blue , is seen .

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[ adjective ] (used of hair or fur) of a reddish brown color

Synonyms

reddish

Examples

"red deer" reddish hair"

Used in print

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

There was a glass pane in the front_door , and through this he could see into a hallway where a plump woman with red hair was arranging flowers .

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colored

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[ adjective ] characterized by violence or bloodshed

Synonyms

crimson violent

Examples

"writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode

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bloody

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[ noun ] (geography) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana

Synonyms

Red_River

Used in print

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

Having achieved this end , he was able to buy 116000 square_miles in the valleys of the Red and Assiniboine rivers .

The grant , which stretched southward to Lake_Traverse - the headwaters of the Red - was made in May , 1811 , and by October of that year a small group of Scots was settling for the winter at York_Factory on Hudson_Bay .

Seven hundred miles south of York_Factory , at `` the Forks '' of the Red and the Assiniboine , twenty-three men located a settlement in August 1812 .

When late in the summer the full extent of the damage was assessed , all but fifty of the Scots , Swiss and metis moved up the Red to the mouth of the Pembina river .

With these completed and ice gone from the St._Peter's_River ( present-day Minnesota river ) their 250 bushels of wheat , 100 bushels of oats and barley and 30 bushels of peas and some chickens were loaded onto the flat-bottomed boats and rowed up the river to Big_Stone_Lake , across into Lake_Traverse , and down the Red .

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river US Texas Louisiana Oklahoma

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[ adjective ] (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

Examples

"crimson with fury" "turned red from exertion" "with puffy reddened eyes" "red-faced and violent" "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

His face was bloated with drugging , redder than normal .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

His eyes were old and they never saw well , but heated with whisky they 'd glare at my noise , growing red and raising_up his rage .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

This joke was not funny to Linda_Kay , and she blushed , as she always did ; then , hearing the muffled boom of Howard 's laughter , blushed redder .

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colored

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[ adjective ] red with or characterized by blood

Examples

"waving our red weapons o'er our heads"- Shakespeare "The Red Badge of Courage" "the red rules of tooth and claw"- P.B.Sears

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bloody

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[ noun ] (politics) emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Anyone who tried to remedy some of the most glaring defects in our form of democracy was denounced as a traitorous red whose real purpose was the destruction of our government .

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communist radical communize

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6840
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[ noun ] (business) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

Synonyms

loss red_ink

Examples

"the company operated at a loss last year" "the company operated in the red last year"

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gain sum squeeze paper_loss

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[ adjective ] (of wine) deep reddish in color

Examples

"a red wine such as a claret or burgundy" "a pinot noir is a red burgundy"

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white

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