redness

Definitions

  • The Red Lion, Thursley
    The Red Lion, Thursley
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n redness red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    • n redness a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Red Lion, Betchworth The Red Lion, Betchworth
Felling Red Spruce with a Saw Felling Red Spruce with a Saw
We ain't no thin red 'eroes, We ain't no thin red 'eroes,
The rose is red The rose is red
SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
Brushes.—Red Sable, Round Brushes.—Red Sable, Round
Brushes.—Red Sable Brushes.—Red Sable
The lion lunges towards the Red Knight The lion lunges towards the Red Knight

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow
    • n Redness The quality or state of being red; red color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Actor John Ritter was the voice of Clifford, from "Clifford The Big Red Dog."
    • n redness The quality of being red; a red color.
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Quotations

  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.”
  • Bill Blass
    Bill Blass
    “When in doubt, wear red.”
  • Rona Jaffe
    Rona Jaffe
    “A blond in a red dress can do without introductions -- but not without a bodyguard.”
  • Liz Smith
    Liz Smith
    “Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.”
  • Jacques Plante
    Jacques Plante
    “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?”
  • Paul Scherer
    Paul Scherer
    “Love is a spendthrift, leaves it arithmetic at home, is always in the red.”

Idioms

Catch someone red-handed - If someone is caught red-handed, they are found doing something wrong or illegal.
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In the red - If your bank account is overdrawn, it is in the red.
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Not worth a red cent - (USA) If something is not worth a red cent, it has no value.
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Paint the town red - If you go out for a night out with lots of fun and drinking, you paint the town red.
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Red carpet - If you give someone the red-carpet treatment, you give them a special welcome to show that you think they are important. You can roll out the red carpet, too.
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Red herring - If something is a distraction from the real issues, it is a red herring.
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Red letter day - A red letter day is a one of good luck, when something special happens to you.
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Red light district - The red light district is the area of a town or city where there is prostitution, sex shops, etc.
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Red mist - If someone sees red or the red mist, they lose their temper and self-control completely.
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Red rag to a bull - If something is a red rag to a bull, it is something that will inevitably make somebody angry or cross.
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Red tape - This is a negative term for the official paperwork and bureaucracy that we have to deal with.
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Reds under the bed - An ironic allusion to the obsession some people have that there are reds (communists) everywhere plotting violent revolution.
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Roll out the red carpet - If you roll out the red carpet, you treat someone in a special way, especially when welcoming them.
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See red - If someone sees red, they become very angry about something.
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Straight red - If someone is given a straight red, they are expelled from something immediately and without warning- it comes from the red card shown to football players when they are expelled from a game.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. reádness,. See Red

Usage

In literature:

In the first place, the "Red Rover" was not red at all.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat" by Janet Aldridge
And lastly, those five that ought to be red are red in her.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
It changes red litmus to blue, and at a low red heat it melts.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
He had not long to wait, for soon a red scout came on ahead of the party.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
Next day, at the railroad station, even at the moment of departure, Lane and Blair Maynard had their problem with Red Payson.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
I've seen red, red everywhere.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
You can imagine the effect of that with the red of her hair and the red of her cheeks and lips.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
The soil a good red loam and sand, mixed with more or less grit, small stone, and sometimes rock.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Chapter initials in alternate red and blue; initial-strokes in red in both text and commentary.
"Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University" by Anonymous
She got out of the car, and "Red" rattled down to the home-made garage a few rods away.
"The Bad Man" by Charles Hanson Towne
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In poetry:

"Victory must be won."
When the red-lipped cannon speak,
The war of words is done,
The slaughter has begun.
"Battle" by John Davidson
The first tree it lit upon
Was green with leaves unshed;
The second tree it lit upon
Was red with apples red;
"The Ballad Of God-Makers" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Black Scots and red Scots,
Red Scots and black;
I hae dealt wi’ the red Scot,
An’ dealt wi’ the black.
"The Scots [A Dirge]" by Henry Lawson
Sought until the evening red
Sunk in shadow deep;
Sought until the moonlight fled;
Slept, and sought in sleep.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
How have they heart to blossom
So cruel and gay and red,
When beauty so hath perished
And valour so hath sped?
"Poppies on Ludlow Castle" by Willa Sibert Cather
Ancle deep in leaves so red,
Which autumn there had cast,
When going to her winter-bed
She had undrest her last.
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt

In news:

At Alexian Village Health and Rehabilitation Center on Signal Mountain, Tuesday is known as Red Cross Day, because it's the day when Red Cross volunteers come each week.
The product shows a glass of red wine being chilled, and Mary Beth pointed out that you often don't want to chill red wine.
Trading red-flesh seedless 60 count very active, red-flesh seedless 36 count fairly slow, others moderate.
More red dirt artists than you can shake a Red Bull at.
RED BAY — The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service has chosen Red Bay for the first of six Alabama stops during its 2013 tour, said Mayor Bobby Forsythe.
Redeveloping former Red Cedar Golf Course would stop pollution of Red Cedar River, officials say.
Red light camera ban not a red herring .
Red-zone failures leave Vikings red-faced .
Unlike conventional red stain removers , Red Break 1 is a one-part system that requires no mixing.
Rending Red Rooster's Red Ribbon.
If you are trying to make a movie about Red Riding Hood and target it toward the "Twilight" crowd, the 2011 "Red Riding Hood " is a slightly noble effort.
If you are trying to make a movie about Red Riding Hood and target it toward the "Twilight" crowd, the 2011 "Red Riding Hood" is a slightly noble effort.
A Red Hawk Films release of a Red Hawk Films production.
The singer previewed another track from her upcoming album 'Red' on 'Good Morning America' this morning (Oct.15) OMG, 'Red' is really only seven days from landing.
Cubye Arvalyn Stilwell Moffitt passed away Monday, Aug 30, 2010 in Redding, Calif. She was born in Br-istol on Oct 10, 1915 and moved to Redding in 1958.
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In science:

Assume that XΠ ≃ XΠ′ and let red such that µ − λ 6λ µ′ − λ′ and similarly there µ ∈ Πred r {λ}.
Simple linear compactifications of odd orthogonal groups
Therefore for every µ ∈ Πred red such that µ − λ = µ′ − λ′ , and an analogous argument for Π′ shows that there exists µ′ ∈ Π′ Πred − λ = Π′ red − λ.
Simple linear compactifications of odd orthogonal groups
Increasing C o concentration to 15%, induces a red-emission weakening due to decrease of the isolated C o2+ ions and increase of C o − O − C o sequences8,18 , which don’t contribute to the red band emission.
Ferromagnetism in Co-doped ZnO films grown by molecular beam epitaxy: magnetic, electrical and microstructural studies
Now for each v ∈ V \ A, compress the three vertices v− , v , v+ into a vertex v ′ and mark it red if and only if either v− or v+ is a red vertex.
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
Repeat it until there are no red vertices remaining, or v− = v+ for all red vertices v .
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
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