adjective, red·der, red·dest.
- radically left politically.
- (often initial capital letter) communist: Red China.
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Idioms for red
Origin of red1
OTHER WORDS FROM redred·ly, adverb
Words nearby red
Definition for red (2 of 5)
verb (used with object), red, red·ding.
Definition for red (3 of 5)
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Origin of -red
Example sentences from the Web for red
Overall, blue states fare worse with a death rate of 63 per 100,000 people, but red states still have a relatively high death rate, by global standards, of 40 per 100,000.Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.|German Lopez|September 17, 2020|Vox
In other words, more than 90,000 deaths have occurred in red states.Trump blames blue states for the coronavirus death toll — but most recent deaths have been in red states|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Venus has long played second fiddle to its redder, smaller, and more distant sibling.
Without SDSU’s cases, the county’s case rate would be 6, solidly in the slightly better “red” tier.
Whatever you compare them to, Langsdorffia flowers are intricate, screaming red showpieces.‘Vampire’ parasite challenges the definition of a plant|Susan Milius|September 16, 2020|Science News For Students
Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says his politics are keeping him out of Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
In 1957, the islands came under repeated shelling by Mainland--or as it was then called, “Red”-- China.
It all began, the consensus seems to be, with the red jungle fowl.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In their midst stands a soldier with the Lebanese armed forces in a red beret, sporting an assault rifle and an unblinking stare.
The dinner went on through its courses, and by degrees the red wine flew from the glasses to the faces.Dorothy and other Italian Stories|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Seeing them, Avdotya could not restrain her tears; they simply spurted from her red and swollen eyes.Knock, Knock, Knock and Other Stories|Ivan Turgenev
It is produced by combining a blue or purple with red when a compound colour is used.
Her lips were red and sweetly curved, her cheek was smooth and firm as so much brown velvet.Spacehounds of IPC|Edward Elmer Smith
But the red curtain was drawn aside once again, and an entrancing spectacle brought all the little folks to their feet.A Love Episode|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for red (1 of 3)
adjective redder or reddest
verb reds, redding or redded
Derived forms of redredly, adverbredness, noun
Word Origin for red
British Dictionary definitions for red (2 of 3)
verb reds, redding, red or redded
British Dictionary definitions for red (3 of 3)
Word Origin for Red
Idioms and Phrases with red
In addition to the idioms beginning with red
- red carpet
- red cent
- red herring
- red in the face, be
- red tape
- catch red-handed
- in the red
- not worth a dime (red cent)
- paint the town red
- see red