red

1
[ red ]
/ rɛd /

noun

adjective, red·der, red·dest.

Idioms

Origin of red

1
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-

Related forms

red·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for redder (1 of 3)

red

1
/ (rɛd) /

noun


adjective redder or reddest

verb reds, redding or redded

another word for redden

Derived Forms

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 redder (2 of 3)

red

2
/ (rɛd) /

verb reds, redding, red or redded

(tr) a variant spelling of redd 1

British Dictionary definitions for redder (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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Idioms and Phrases with redder

red

In addition to the idioms beginning with red

  • red carpet
  • red cent
  • red herring
  • red in the face, be
  • red tape

also see:

  • catch red-handed
  • in the red
  • not worth a dime (red cent)
  • paint the town red
  • see red

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