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)
Definition for red (4 of 5)
Definition for red (5 of 5)
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
Nor does the jet have the ability to capture high-definition video, utilize an infra-red pointer.
There was deep brown flesh, and bronze flesh, and pallid white flesh, and flesh turned red from the hot sun.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
The pale, baby-faced, red-cheeked rapper is furiously puffing away at a hastily-made blunt crammed with low-grade weed.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Under the internal pressure his whiskers stood on end and his face grew red.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
“You appear to feel it so,” rejoined Mr. Pickwick, smiling at the clerk, who was literally red-hot.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Ripperda's eye fell upon the mantle,—it was discoloured a dark red in many places, he nodded his head, and the man withdrew.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
C was a Captain, all covered with lace; D was a drunkard, and had a red face.
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