red light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red light the signal to stop
    • n red light a cautionary sign of danger
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Quotations

  • Henry Morgan
    Henry Morgan
    “A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light.”
  • 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?”

Idioms

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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Usage

In literature:

Far ahead and below, red lights and white lights twinkled against the sheen of the sea.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Then the three separated, and there was only the silence and the red light of the dying day at the head of Rolling Cove.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
The flare of red light grew brighter and higher.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
The gills are free, broad, ventricose, white, tinged with red, light-gray.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The ship slid by the green and red lights of other craft with never a light of her own.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
The temperature rose rapidly as we neared the wall of red light before us.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Above each was a red light; and below, a green one.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
Suddenly a red light glowed, and a voice spoke.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
A small, slender tree, with light green bark striped with dark red.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
You are trained always to throw red light back to me and always to keep (absorb) all other kinds of light.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
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In poetry:

Sparks a flyin',
Wheels rumblin' wid a mighty roar;
Then the red tail light,
And the place gets dark once more.
"Long Track Blues" by Sterling A Brown
It was mirk mirk night, and there was nae stern light,
And they waded thro red blude to the knee;
For a' the blude that's shed an earth
Rins thro the springs o that countrie.
"Thomas The Rhymer" by Anonymous British
Light laughter rippled your rose-red lip,
And you swept my cheek with a shining curl,
That stray'd from your shoulder's snowy tip —
Now I pray that your sleep is a sound one, girl!
"No Name" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
But hark! in the distance
That dull, trampling tread; And see how the sky
Has grown suddenly red! What has lighted the west
At the hour of noon? It is not the sunset,
it is not the moon!
"The Prairie on Fire" by Phoebe Cary
Glad grew the hearts that watched within:
'Twas more than light that entered in!
Pledge of a world redeemed —
Of life celestial poured beneath
Through mists of spiritual death —
The blood-red glory streamed!
"The Bird Of Grace" by Samuel John Stone
I could have watched them till the daylight fled,
Their pretty bower made such a light of day.
A small one tumbling sang, 'Oh! head!'
The rest to comfort her straightway
Seized on a branch and thumped down apples red.
"The Orchard And The Heath" by George Meredith

In news:

View Red light cameras in South Florida in a larger map.
Red-lights cameras were worth keeping.
The new majority of the Collier County Commission has canceled the county's nearly five-year experiment with red-light cameras.
Should all traffic signals be equipped with cameras to monitor red light violations.
Witness calls for red light cameras to nab dangerous drivers at crossroads.
Red light fatality in San Benito.
This should be as easy as red light, green light.
He eventually sees the red light.
The man failed to stop at an intersection and also at a red light.
And there aren't even many red lights.
If the governor has his way, cities and counties will take red-light cameras to a new level.
RT @amyrolph: Is this why some cyclists run red lights.
Red light cameras cleared in New Jersey.
If some think tanks get their way, green energy standards will get red lighted.
Collier County is doing away with its red light cameras.
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In science:

The red (light) points are estimates from simulations, while the black (dark) points are from the observations.
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
For some galaxies only images in red light were available.
Classifications of the Host Galaxies of Supernovae, Set II
The potential of red detuned light, Ω ≤ Ω0 , vice versa attracts the dots to the field antinodes.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Fig. 1(a) but inside the global cascade region (red/light colored region) of Fig. 1(b) by picking proper R and ϕ.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
These red ob jects are the most difficult to detect in the UV and they also have the highest r-band stellar mass-to-light ratios, so they determine the effective completeness limit of our sample.
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
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