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
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
That failure has the reddest state in the nation blushing blue.
In Kansas, Sam Brownback should be cruising to an easy reelection in one of the reddest states in the nation.
More than a dozen states, mostly in the reddest parts of the south and mountain west, are considering banning Sharia.
He had the reddest hair Val had ever seen—and the homeliest face—but his small-boy grin was friendliness itself.Ralestone Luck|Andre Norton
On this occasion—let me record it in the reddest of red letters, or in the most emphatic italics—a liberty boat was granted.In Eastern Seas|J. J. Smith
Her face was like the reddest of June roses, with the heat and the strain and the passion of expected triumph.A Mortal Antipathy|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
If you wanted to get solid red, say, out of a mixed lot, you should breed your reddest male to your reddest female.The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs|A. C. Smith
Yet he saw and knew that he had won his place among these reddest blooded of all red-blooded men.Out of the Depths|Robert Ames Bennet
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