Origin of scarlet
Examples from the Web for scarlet
Gang tattoos are still inked onto his face, like scarlet letters.
With scarlet lips and chemical red hair, the erstwhile agent is still making headlines in the West.
“I don't know what they want me as a witness for,” he told reporters, whom he received in scarlet pajamas in the hospital.
The end credit scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier introduces the new Avengers the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Olson and Taylor-Johnson have alluded to some of the complexities in the Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver relationship.
O Hara San pouted her scarlet lips at him and laughed softly as she subsided on to a mat on the floor and clapped her hands.The Shadow of the East|E. M. Hull
The scarlet liveries make a great effect, one sees them from such a distance.Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life|Mary Alsop King Waddington
An additional piece of scarlet cloth is thrown over the remains of a chief or medicine man.Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)|A Sexton of the Old School
If I have little wealth, I can give thee love:—love, the glory of life, clothed in colors of scarlet and gold!The Genius|Margaret Horton Potter
One had scarlet fever, and the other was a young starving clerk in a galloping consumption, thirty-six hours from his home.The Luck of Thirteen|Jan Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for scarlet
Word Origin for scarlet
Word Origin and History for scarlet
mid-13c., "rich cloth" (often, but not necessarily, bright red), from a shortened form of Old French escarlate "scarlet (color), top-quality fabric" (12c., Modern French écarlate), from Medieval Latin scarlatum "scarlet, cloth of scarlet" (also source of Italian scarlatto, Spanish escarlate), probably via a Middle Eastern source (cf. Arabic siqillat "fine cloth"), from Medieval Greek and ultimately from Late Latin sigillatus "clothes and cloth decorated with small symbols or figures," literally "sealed," past participle of sigillare, from the root of sign (n.).
In English as the name of a color, attested from late 14c. As an adjective from c.1300. Scarlet lady, etc. (Isa. i:18, Rev. xvii:1-5) is from notion of "red with shame or indignation." Scarlet fever is from 1670s, so called for its characteristic rash. Scarlet oak, a New World tree, attested from 1590s. Scarlet letter traces to Hawthorne's story (1850). German Scharlach, Dutch scharlaken show influence of words cognate with English lake (n.2).