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red

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[ red ]
/ rɛd /
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noun
adjective, red·der, red·dest.
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Idioms about red

Origin of red

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First recorded before 900; Middle English red, Old English rēad; cognate with German rot, Dutch rood, Old Norse raudhr, Latin rūfus, ruber, Greek erythrós; see rubella, rufescent, erythro-

OTHER WORDS FROM red

red·ly, adverb

Other definitions for red (2 of 5)

red2
[ red ]
/ rɛd /

verb (used with object), red, red·ding.

Other definitions for red (3 of 5)

Red
[ red ]
/ rɛd /

noun
a male or female given name.
a nickname typically given to someone with red hair.

Other definitions for red (4 of 5)

red-

variant of re- before a vowel or h in some words: redintegrate.

Other definitions for red (5 of 5)

-red

a native English suffix, denoting condition, formerly used in the formation of nouns: hatred; kindred.

Origin of -red

Middle English -rede,Old English -rǣden
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British Dictionary definitions for red (1 of 3)

red1
/ (rɛd) /

noun
adjective redder or reddest
verb reds, redding or redded
another word for redden

Derived forms of red

redly, adverbredness, noun

Word Origin for red

Old English rēad; compare Old High German rōt, Gothic rauths, Latin ruber, Greek eruthros, Sanskrit rohita

British Dictionary definitions for red (2 of 3)

red2
/ (rɛd) /

verb reds, redding, red or redded
(tr) a variant spelling of redd 1

British Dictionary definitions for red (3 of 3)

Red
/ (rɛd) informal /

adjective
Communist, Socialist, or Soviet
radical, leftist, or revolutionary
noun
a member or supporter of a Communist or Socialist Party or a national of a state having such a government, esp the former Soviet Union
a radical, leftist, or revolutionary

Word Origin for Red

C19: from the colour chosen to symbolize revolutionary socialism
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