- deep purplish-red.
- a crimson color, pigment, or dye.
- to make or become crimson.
Origin of crimson
Examples from the Web for crimson
Try Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and Arkansas; what you might call a crimson tide.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA
November 10, 2014
And the next film I saw you in was the very first R-rated film I saw in theaters: Crimson Tide.Viggo Mortensen Talks ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Blasts Fox News and Israel’s ‘State Terrorism’
September 27, 2014
In Crimson Room, players awoke in an unfamiliar room with no way of knowing how to escape.Escape the Room—New York's Hottest Game
September 15, 2014
Forrest Gump was about as crimson as they come, and America loved the bejesus out of him.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
August 23, 2014
They have a deadline to meet with the project that completely intersects with my delivery of Crimson Peak.Guillermo del Toro on Hardcore Gothic ‘Crimson Peak’ and ‘Pacific Rim 2’
July 17, 2014
At the top was crimson, at the right hand blue, and at the left hand yellow.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
"Yes," said George, and he nodded; but his face was red as crimson.Life in London
Nearby, in a hall with crimson hangings, there was music and dancing.Casanova's Homecoming
Before Hetty had finished her sentence, her face was crimson.Hetty's Strange History
In a few moments this had changed to crimson; brow and cheeks were glowing with it.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
- a deep or vivid red colour
- (as adjective)a crimson rose
- to make or become crimson
- (intr) to blush
Word Origin and History for crimson
early 15c., "deep red color," from Old Spanish cremesin "of or belonging to the kermes" (the shield-louse insects from which a deep red dye was obtained), from Medieval Latin cremesinus (see kermes). For similar transfer of the dye word to generic use for "red," cf. Old Church Slavonic čruminu, Russian čermnyj "red," from the same source.
c.1600, from crimson (n.). Related: Crimsoned; crimsoning.