Red Cross


noun

an international philanthropic organization (Red Cross Society ), formed in consequence of the Geneva Convention of 1864, to care for the sick and wounded in war, secure neutrality of nurses, hospitals, etc., and help relieve suffering caused by pestilence, floods, fires, and other calamities.
a branch of this organization: the American Red Cross.
the English national emblem of St. George's cross.

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British Dictionary definitions for Red Cross

Red Cross

noun

an international humanitarian organization (Red Cross Society) formally established by the Geneva Convention of 1864. It was originally limited to providing medical care for war casualties, but its services now include liaison between prisoners of war and their families, relief to victims of natural disasters, etc
any national branch of this organization
the emblem of this organization, consisting of a red cross on a white background
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Medical definitions for Red Cross

Red Cross

n.

An international organization that cares for the wounded, sick, and homeless in wartime according to the terms of the Geneva Convention of 1864, and now also during and following natural disasters.
A national branch of the Red Cross.
The Red Cross emblem of this organization, a Geneva cross or a red Greek cross on a white background.
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