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English adjective: red

1. red of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Synonymsblood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, reddish, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, scarlet


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

2. red characterized by violence or bloodshed

SamplesWrites of crimson deeds and barbaric days.
Fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing.
Convulsed with red rage.

Synonymscrimson, violent



3. red (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

SamplesCrimson with fury.
Turned red from exertion.
With puffy reddened eyes.
Red-faced and violent.
Flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment.

Synonymscrimson, flushed, red-faced, reddened

Similarcolored, colorful, coloured

Antonymsuncolored, uncoloured

English noun: red

1. red (attribute) red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood


Broader (hypernym)chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour

Narrower (hyponym)alizarine red, cardinal, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry red, chrome red, crimson, dark red, deep red, orange red, purplish red, purplish-red, ruby, sanguine, scarlet, Turkey red, vermilion

2. Red (object) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana

SynonymsRed River

Instance hypernymriver

Part meronymLA, Lone-Star State, Louisiana, OK, Oklahoma, Pelican State, Sooner State, Texas, TX

3. red (person) emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

SynonymsBolshevik, bolshie, bolshy, Marxist

Broader (hypernym)radical

4. red (possession) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

SamplesThe company operated at a loss last year.
The company operated in the red last year.

Synonymsloss, red ink

Broader (hypernym)amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money

Narrower (hyponym)paper loss, squeeze


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