• The Red Lion, Thursley
    The Red Lion, Thursley
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj red 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"
    • adj red of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
    • adj red (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"
    • n red red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    • n Red a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    • n red emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
    • n red 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"
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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
The rose is red The rose is red
Brushes.—Red Sable, Round Brushes.—Red Sable, Round
Brushes.—Red Sable Brushes.—Red Sable

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Two million red blood cells die every second
    • Red rĕd imp. & p. p. of Read.
    • Red A red pigment.
    • Red (European Politics) An abbreviation for Red Republican. See under Red, a.
    • a Red Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part.Red is a general term, including many different shades or hues, as scarlet, crimson, vermilion, orange red, and the like. "Fresh flowers, white and reede .""Your color, I warrant you, is as red as any rose."
    • Red The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these. "Celestial rosy red , love's proper hue."
    • Red (Med) The menses.
    • v. t Red To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; -- generally with up; as, to red up a house.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow
    • red Of a bright, warm color resembling that of blood or of the highest part of the primary rainbow. See II.
    • red Ultra-radical; revolutionary; violent: from the use of a red flag as a revolutionary emblem: as, a red republican.
    • red A book containing the names of all the persons in the service of the state.
    • red The Peerage. See peerage, 3.
    • red Synonyms Flashing, claming, fiery, bloody.
    • n red A color more or less resembling that of blood or the lower end of the spectrum. Red is one of the most general color-names, and embraces colors ranging in hue from rose aniline to scarlet iodide of mercury and red lead. A red yellower than vermilion is called scarlet; one much more purple is called crimson. A very dark red, if pure or crimson, is called maroon; if brownish, chestnut or chocolate. A pale red—that is, one of low chroma and high luminosity—is called a pink, ranging from rose-pink, or pale crimson, to salmon-pink, or pale scarlet.
    • n red A red pigment. The most useful reds for painting are carmine, obtained from the cochineal-insect; the lakes and madders, of vegetable origin; vermilion, chromered, Indian red, and burnt sienna.
    • n red An object of a red color, as wine, gold, etc.
    • n red Specifically, a red cent. See under I.
    • n red A red republican (which see, under republican).
    • n red plural The catamenial discharges; menses.
    • red To make red; redden.
    • red A dialectal form of rid.
    • red To put in order; tidy: often with up: as, to red up a house or one's self.
    • red To disentangle; clear; put a stop to, as a quarrel, by interference; adjust.
    • red To separate, as two combatants.
    • n red In coal-mining, rubbish; attle; waste.
    • n red The nest of a fish; a trench dug by a fish in which to spawn.
    • n red An obsolete or dialectal form of read.
    • n red A form of re- used before vowels.
    • n red A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning ‘condition,’ ‘state,’ occurring in hatred, kindred (for *kinred), gossipred, etc. It is analogous to -hood, which has taken its place in a few instances, as in brotherhood, neighborhood.
    • red A semi-official publication issued quarterly in China, and there called the “Complete Book of the Girdle-wearers,” containing lists of all the officials and gentry of the country, together with details of place of birth, etc.
    • n red In archery: The second and next to the innermost circle of the target, which is colored red.
    • n red An arrow which hits this circle; a hit in the red. Such a hit counts 7 by the present method of scoring. In old archery the innermost circle was sometimes colored red.
    • n red A chocolate-colored compound, C12HuO7, found in cinchona-bark, and also formed when an ammoniacal solution of quinotannic acid stands exposed to the air.
    • n red Same as azococcine, 1.
    • n red Same as ponceau 3RB.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the chariot scene a small red car can be seen in the distance.
    • adj Red red (comp. Red′der; superl. Red′dest) of a colour like blood: ultra-radical, revolutionary
    • n Red one of the primary colours, of several shades, as scarlet, pink, carmine, vermilion, &c.: a red cent, the smallest coin of the United States
    • n Red the badge and flag adopted by every society, of whatever nation, formed for the aid of the sick and wounded in time of war, recognised by the military authorities of its own nation, and enjoying certain privileges and immunities under the Convention of Geneva (1864)
    • v.i Red to grow red: to blush
    • v.t Red red to put in order, make tidy: to disentangle:
    • Red red (Spens.) pa.t. of read, declared.
    • v.t Red red (coll.) to separate two men in fighting
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  • Martin Luther
    “No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.”
  • James L. Hayes
    James L. Hayes
    “Endless meetings, sloppy communications and red tape steal the entrepreneur's time.”
  • Bill Blass
    Bill Blass
    “When in doubt, wear red.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.”
  • 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?”


Catch someone red-handed - If someone is caught red-handed, they are found doing something wrong or illegal.
In the red - If your bank account is overdrawn, it is in the red.
Not worth a red cent - (USA) If something is not worth a red cent, it has no value.
Paint the town red - If you go out for a night out with lots of fun and drinking, you paint the town red.
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.
Red herring - If something is a distraction from the real issues, it is a red herring.
Red letter day - A red letter day is a one of good luck, when something special happens to you.
Red light district - The red light district is the area of a town or city where there is prostitution, sex shops, etc.
Red mist - If someone sees red or the red mist, they lose their temper and self-control completely.
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.
Red tape - This is a negative term for the official paperwork and bureaucracy that we have to deal with.
Reds under the bed - An ironic allusion to the obsession some people have that there are reds (communists) everywhere plotting violent revolution.
Roll out the red carpet - If you roll out the red carpet, you treat someone in a special way, especially when welcoming them.
See red - If someone sees red, they become very angry about something.
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.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. red, reed, AS. reád, reód,; akin to OS. rōd, OFries. rād, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. rōt, Dan. & Sw. röd, Icel. rauðr, rjōðr, Goth. ráuds, W. rhudd, Armor. ruz, Ir. & Gael. ruadh, L. ruber, rufus, Gr. 'eryqro`s, Skr. rudhira, rohita,; cf. L. rutilus,. √113. Cf. Erysipelas Rouge Rubric Ruby Ruddy Russet Rust


In literature:

The neighbors of red are a yellow-red on one side and a purple-red on the other.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
Or her red, red mouth!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
And Slone passed from red sand and gravel to a red, soft shale, and from that to hard, red rock.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
He wore a faded suit of blue serge, a gray-flannel shirt with red necker-chief, and a soft black hat.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Red oak is an excellent example of a porous wood.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
The cake alone would tell every red who sees him that a white man killed him.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
It won't do for Miss Inches to come home and find you with those impolite red rims to your eyes.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
He was going to die and lie beside her there, under the red earth topped by the boulder-cairn.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It's only a gang o' them rovin' red-skins.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
His eyes traced the intricate red-on-red floral pattern of a damask wall hanging.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea

In poetry:

I see wild waves that break, and breaking-run;
And the wild sea-birds wheeling round the ships;
But at the dawn, the coming of the sun,
I see your red, red lips.
"Memories" by Leon Gellert
As red as the red of roses,
As white as the white of snows!
But the red is a red of a surface
Beneath which a God's blood flows;
And the white is the white of a sunlight
Within which a God's flesh glows.
"Feast Of The Sacred Heart" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Sair gloom'd his dark brow, blood-red his cheek grew,
Wild flash'd the fire frae his red rolling ee!--
'Ye's rue sair, this morning, your boasts and your scorning:
Defend ye, fause traitor! fu' loudly ye lie.'
"The Wee Thing : Or, Mary Of Castle-Cary. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill
You were a red rose then, I know,
Red as her wine--yea, redder still,--
Say rather her blood; and ages ago
(You know how destiny hath its will)
I placed you deep in her gorgeous hair,
And left you to wither there.
"Atonement" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
“And where gat ye thae sleeves of red,
My merry son, come tell me hither?
And where gat ye thae sleeves of red?
And I wot I hae but anither.”
“I have slain my ae brither by the weary water-head,
O dear mither.”
"The Bloody Sun" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Wine and blood and a red, red rose,--
Feast and song and a long, long sleep;--
And which of us dreamed at the drama's close
That the unforgetful years would keep
Our sin and their vengeance laid away
As a gift to this bitter day?
"Atonement" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove

In news:

In Major League Soccer's playoffs, the team with the most goals after two games wins the series, so the Red Bulls need only a tie Thursday night at Red Bull Arena to advance.
Red Flags for Red Hat.
In a photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria, stands in his trailer during the preparation for the final manned flight of Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. On Saturday, Oct 6, 2012.
Jonathan Hee is currently playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox's triple-A organization.
Cut-to-length line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL.
A Pelikula Red, Obskura Partnership, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Cinemalaya presentation of a Pelikula Red, Filmex production.
Red Dot is not that well known in the US but winning a Red Dot has tremendous commercial value to companies.
Rides cars mansory platinum matte red rolls-royce rolls royce phantom rides-red-mansory-phantom-wallpaper.
Red faced over ugly red fence column.
Men Caught Red Handed With Red Bull.
My understanding has always been that I should exit the intersection before it turns red, and avoid entering the intersection in such a situation that will result in a red exit.
Team Red, led by veterans Mike Aviani, Mitch Holmberg and Collin Valcourt, earned a 5-1 win on Sunday afternoon in the Spokane Chiefs annual Red-White scrimmage in front of 2,877 fans in the Spokane Arena.
After weeks of anticipation, the Red & White Game featuring players from both the Detroit Red Wings and our very own Grand Rapids Griffins took place last night (Tuesday) at Van Andel Arena.
Rosters for Red Wings Red & White game Tuesday in Grand Rapids.
Here are the rosters for the Detroit Red Wings' Red & White game Tuesday at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids (6 p.m.).

In science:

Another example: Suppose K contains vague information about the frequency with which red birds fly (perhaps because we have encountered few red birds).
Evaluating Defaults
However, for the yellow and red LED’s (except red in PIN1) the trend is opposite.
LED Monitoring System for the BTeV Lead Tungstate Crystal Calorimeter Prototype
As before, any red chord of S other than A or D is also a red chord of T , so we need only worry about A and D.
Tamari lattices and noncrossing partitions in type B and beyond
A is pure, we check that in order for a red chord of T to cross A, the corresponding red chord of S would also cross A, which is impossible.
Tamari lattices and noncrossing partitions in type B and beyond
Red spectra are presented for the red dwarfs and types are given on the RECONS standard spectral system.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs