Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Red

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Red (noun, adjective, idiom)
red [red]

1. any of various colors resembling the color of blood; the primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 610 and 780 nm.
2. something red.
3. (often initial capital letter) a radical leftist in politics, especially a communist.
4. Informal. red light ( def 1) .
5. Informal. red wine: a glass of red.
6. Also called red devil, red bird. Slang. a capsule of the drug secobarbital, usually red in color.

7. of the color red.
8. having distinctive areas or markings of red: a red robin.
9. of or indicating a state of financial loss or indebtedness: the red column in the ledger.
10. radically left politically.
11. (often initial capital letter) communist.
12. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of North American Indian peoples: no longer in technical use.

13. in the red, operating at a loss or being in debt (opposed to in the black): The newspaper strike put many businesses in the red.
14. paint the town red. paint ( def 16 ) .
15. see red, Informal. to become very angry; become enraged: Snobs make her see red.

Related forms
red·ly , adverb

Related Words for red
rose, flaming, maroon, glowing, cardinal, crimson, coral, wine, pink, cherry, sanguine, carmine, brick, blooming, blush, rust, copper, russet, puce, bittersweet

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Origin: before 900; Middle English red, Old English read; cognate with German rot, Dutch rood, Old Norse raudhr, Latin rufus, ruber, Greek erythrós; see rubella, rufescent, erythro-

Examples from the Web for red
Contemporary Examples of red

Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says his politics are keeping him out of Cooperstown.

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Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame
Ben Jacobs
January 9, 2015

His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.

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The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
Jason Berry
January 3, 2015

In 1957, the islands came under repeated shelling by Mainland--or as it was then called, “ Red ”-- China.

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The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
Jeff Greenfield
December 31, 2014

It all began, the consensus seems to be, with the red jungle fowl.

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The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
William O’Connor
December 27, 2014

In their midst stands a soldier with the Lebanese armed forces in a red beret, sporting an assault rifle and an unblinking stare.

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A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
Ruth Michaelson
December 26, 2014

Historical Examples of red
Yes, the bathing-suit does have little touches of red , and red —but this will never do.

The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson

The ball of red fire in the west was half below the rim of the distant peak.

The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson

On our way Tommy Windich shot a red kangaroo, which we carried to camp.

Explorations in Australia
John Forrest

But Andrew, with the chestnut running like a red flash beneath him, had vanished.

Way of the Lawless
Max Brand

"I'll forget my right hand sooner," said the big, red man calmly.

Way of the Lawless
Max Brand
Tags: adjective, noun, r, theme: colour, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

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