(1)   Characterized by violence or bloodshed
"Writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke
"Fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray
"Convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode
(2)   Red with or characterized by blood
"Waving our red weapons o'er our heads"- Shakespeare
"The Red Badge of Courage"
"The red rules of tooth and claw"- P.B.Sears
(3)   Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
(4)   (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
"Crimson with fury"
"Turned red from exertion"
"With puffy reddened eyes"
"Red-faced and violent"
"Flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"


(5)   Red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
(6)   A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
(7)   Emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
(8)   The amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
"The company operated at a loss last year"
"The company operated in the red last year"


  1. Having red as its colour.
    The girl wore a red skirt.
  2. Of hair, having an orange-brown colour; ginger.
    Her hair had red highlights.
  3. Leftwing, socialist or communist.
    • "Only Nixon could go to China" was the refrain of conventional wisdom during Richard Nixon’s 1972 official visit to Mao Tse-tung’s regime. Nixon’s anti-communist credentials, however dubious, provided useful camouflage as he opened diplomatic relations with Red China and made breathtaking concessions that an undisguised liberal couldn’t get away with.
  4. Supportive of or dominated by the Republican Party.
    a red state
    a red Congress
  5. Of or pertaining to the Republican Party.
    a red advertisement
  6. Supportive of the Labour Party.
  7. Of the lower-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.


  1. Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670nm, of the visible spectrum; a primary additive colour for transmitted light: the colour obtained by subtracting green and blue from white light using magenta and yellow filters.
  2. A revolutionary socialist or (most commonly) a Communist; (usually capitalized) a Bolshevik, a supporter of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War.
  3. One of the 15 red balls used in snooker
  4. The drug secobarbital; a capsule of this drug.
    • 1971: The big market, these days, is in Downers. Reds and smack—Seconal and heroin—and a hellbroth of bad domestic grass sprayed with everything from arsenic to horse tranquillizers. — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 202)
  5. a type of firecracker.

See also

Etymology 3

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