Red - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |red|  American pronunciation of the word red
Brit.  |red|  British pronunciation of the word red


- red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood (syn: redness)
- a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
- emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries (syn: bolshevik, bolshie, bolshy, marxist)
- the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue(syn: loss)


- of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies (syn: blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, reddish, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, scarlet)
- characterized by violence or bloodshed(syn: crimson, violent)
- (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion(syn: crimson, flushed, red-faced, reddened)


A shiny red fire truck

His face turns red when he gets angry.

The artist uses red to symbolize passion.

A lady dressed in red

The reds and oranges of autumn leaves

There is too much red in your painting.

We painted the door bright red.

Every time you mention his name, she goes bright red.

I like the way the artist uses red in this painting.

The corrections were marked in red (=in red ink).

I was doing over fifty and jumping reds.

the company operated in the red last year

Word forms

singular: red
plural: reds
comparative: redder
superlative: reddest
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