adjective, red·der, red·dest.
- radically left politically.
- (often initial capital letter) communist: Red China.
Origin of red1
Related formsred·ly, adverb
Definition for red (2 of 9)
verb (used with object), red, red·ding.
Definition for red (3 of 9)
Definition for red (4 of 9)
verb (used with object), redd or redd·ed, redd·ing. Northern and Midland U.S.
Origin of redd1
Definition for red (5 of 9)
Definition for red (6 of 9)
Origin of -red
Definition for red (7 of 9)
Definition for red (8 of 9)
Definition for red (9 of 9)
Examples from the Web for red
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.
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
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
It is produced by combining a blue or purple with red when a compound colour is used.
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
Her lips were red and sweetly curved, her cheek was smooth and firm as so much brown velvet.Spacehounds of IPC|Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for red (1 of 9)
adjective redder or reddest
verb reds, redding or redded
Derived Formsredly, adverbredness, noun
Word Origin for red
British Dictionary definitions for red (2 of 9)
verb reds, redding, red or redded
British Dictionary definitions for red (3 of 9)
Word Origin for Red
British Dictionary definitions for red (4 of 9)
British Dictionary definitions for red (5 of 9)
Word Origin for grange
British Dictionary definitions for red (6 of 9)
noun (in the US)
British Dictionary definitions for red (7 of 9)
Derived FormsSkeltonic, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for red (8 of 9)
verb redds, redding, redd or redded
Derived Formsredder, noun
Word Origin for redd
British Dictionary definitions for red (9 of 9)
Word Origin for redd
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