red [-der, -dest] adj
see red, n.
- Rosy; ruddy; vermillion; crimson; scarlet; blood-colored; bloody or bleeding.
- Fiery; blazing; flame-colored; glowing with a crimson hue [caused by the rising or setting sun.]
- Brightly-colored; vivid; brilliant [referring to flowers, fruit, leaves, or feathers]; [fig.] autumnal [referring to leaves turning colors in the fall season.]
- Purple; lavender; violet; bluish-red.
- Blushing; flushed; [fig.] embarrassed; sheepish; ashamed.
- [Fig.] majestic; glorious; magnificent; splendid; extraordinary.
- [Fig.] defiant; bold; motivated to action; excited to greater effort.
- Phrase. “Red Sea”: (see entry below).
red [-der] adv
see red, n.
- Blushingly; with a rosy flush; by means of heightened color.
- Brilliantly; vividly; brightly; deeply scarlet; intensely crimson.
- Intensely; fervently; passionately; hotly; with a raging flame; [fig.] with potential for dangerous eruption.
red [-s] n
OE réad < Germanic *rauðo-z.
- Vermillion; crimson; scarlet.
- Deeply-saturated color [referring to light resulting from the rising or setting sun]; [fig.] beauty; majesty; brilliance; vividness; fire; flame; blaze; sunrise or sunset.
- [Fig.] blood.