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See also: -red, red-, Red, RED, and rěd

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EnglishEdit

 
Various shades of red
 
A Caucasian woman with red hair.
 
An Uyghur girl in China who has red hair.
 
A glass of red wine

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English red, from Old English rēad, from Proto-Germanic *raudaz (compare West Frisian read, Low German root, rod, Dutch rood, German rot, Danish and Norwegian Bokmål rød, Norwegian Nynorsk raud), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rowdʰós, from the root *h₁rewdʰ- (compare Welsh rhudd, Latin ruber, rufus, Tocharian A rtär, Tocharian B ratre, Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthrós), Albanian pruth (redhead), Old Church Slavonic рудъ (rudŭ), Lithuanian raúdas, Avestan 𐬭𐬀𐬊𐬌𐬛𐬌𐬙𐬀 (raoidita), Sanskrit रुधिर (rudhirá, red, bloody)).

AdjectiveEdit

red (comparative redder, superlative reddest)

  1. Having red as its color.
    The girl wore a red skirt.
    • Shakespeare
      Your colour, I warrant you, is as red as any rose.
  2. (of hair) Having an orange-brown or orange-blond colour; ginger.
    Her hair had red highlights.
  3. (card games, of a card) Of the hearts or diamonds suits. Compare black (of the spades or clubs suits)
    I got two red queens, and he got one of the black queens.
  4. (often capitalized) Supportive of, related to, or dominated by a political party or movement represented by the color red:
    1. (US, modern) the U.S. Republican party
      a red state
      a red Congress
    2. (also Britain) Left-wing parties and movements, chiefly socialist or communist, including the U.K. Labour party and the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
      • "Only Nixon could go to China" was the refrain of conventional wisdom during Richard Nixon’s 1972 official visit to Mao Tse-tung’s regime. Nixon’s anti-communist credentials, however dubious, provided useful camouflage as he opened diplomatic relations with Red China and made breathtaking concessions that an undisguised liberal couldn’t get away with. [1]
      the red-black grand coalition in Germany
  5. (chiefly derogatory, offensive) Amerind; relating to Amerindians or First Nations
  6. (astronomy) Of the lower-frequency region of the (typically visible) part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.
  7. (particle physics) Having a color charge of red.
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NounEdit

red (countable and uncountable, plural reds)

  1. (countable and uncountable) Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670 nm, of the visible spectrum; a primary additive colour for transmitted light: the colour obtained by subtracting green and blue from white light using magenta and yellow filters; the colour of blood, ripe strawberries, etc.
    red colour:    
  2. (countable) A revolutionary socialist or (most commonly) a Communist; (usually capitalized) a Bolshevik, a supporter of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War.
  3. (countable, snooker) One of the 15 red balls used in snooker, distinguished from the colours.
  4. (countable and uncountable) Red wine.
    • 1977, Billy Joel (music), “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”, in The Stranger:
      A bottle of red, a bottle of white / It all depends upon your appetite / I'll meet you any time you want / in our Italian restaurant.
    • 2005, Jeffrey P. Landry, Temptation Mango:
      He produced a wine key from his jacket pocket and effortlessly removed the cork from the bottle of red.
  5. (derogatory, offensive) An Amerind.
  6. (slang) The drug secobarbital; a capsule of this drug.
    • 1971, Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005), page 202:
      The big market, these days, is in Downers. Reds and smack—Seconal and heroin—and a hellbroth of bad domestic grass sprayed with everything from arsenic to horse tranquillizers.
  7. (informal) A red light (a traffic signal)
  8. (Ireland, Britain, beverages, informal) red lemonade
  9. (particle physics) One of the three color charges for quarks.
  10. (US, colloquial, uncountable) chili con carne (usually in the phrase "bowl of red")
    • 1982, The Rotarian (volume 140, number 1, page 39)
      Houston visited a home in an early pioneer settlement where he was offered a bowl of red. Houston eagerly took his first large spoonful. His eyes watering, he spat out his bite []
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Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     white      gray, grey      black      brown
             pink              red, crimson              orange              yellow, cream
             lime              green              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, teal
             azure, sky blue              blue              violet, indigo              magenta, purple

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Etymology 2Edit

From the archaic verb rede.

VerbEdit

red

  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of rede

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English redden, from Old English hreddan (to save, to deliver, recover, rescue), from Proto-Germanic *hradjaną.

VerbEdit

red (third-person singular simple present reds, present participle redding, simple past and past participle redded)

  1. (colloquial) Alternative spelling of redd

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 4Edit

From Middle English, from Middle Low German, compare Dutch redden.

VerbEdit

red (third-person singular simple present reds, present participle redding, simple past and past participle redded)

  1. (transitive, Pennsylvania) Alternative spelling of redd

ReferencesEdit

  • redd” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /reːd/, [ʁæðˀ]

VerbEdit

red

  1. past tense of ride

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

red

  1. first-person singular present indicative of redden
  2. imperative of redden

AnagramsEdit


KurdishEdit

VerbEdit

red

  1. To disappear.

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

red

  1. rafsi of bredi.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish rét.

NounEdit

red m (genitive singular red, plural reddyn)

  1. thing, object, item
    • Cha daink reddyn dy mie.
      • Things didn't pan out well.
    • Cha nel shen deyr son y leagh t'er reddyn nish.
      • That's not dear as things go.
    • Kanys ta reddyn goll er?
      • How are things?
    • Son y chied red, t'eh ro vie dy ve firrinagh.
      • For one thing, it is too good to be true.
    • Ta reddyn couyral.
      • Things are getting better.
    • Ta reddyn ennagh ayn nagh vel niart ain orroo.
      • There are some things we cannot help.
    • Ta shen red aitt.
      • That's a curious thing.
    • T'eh yn un red.
      • It amounts to the same thing.
    • T'eh çheet stiagh rish yn red elley.
      • It falls in with the other thing.
    • She'n red hene eh y traa shoh.
      • It's the real thing this time.
    • Va shen yn red cooie dy ghra.
      • That was the appropriate thing to say.
  2. matter

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

red

  1. simple past of ri
  2. simple past of ride

Old EnglishEdit

NounEdit

red m

  1. Alternative form of ræd

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

red

  1. genitive plural of reda

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *rędъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rȇd m (Cyrillic spelling ре̑д)

  1. row
  2. (mathematics) series
    konvergentan redConvergent series
    divergentan redDivergent series
  3. queue
  4. order (of magnitude)
  5. order (arrangement, disposition)
  6. line (of customers)
  7. (chess) rank

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • red” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *rędъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

réd m inan (genitive réda, nominative plural redôvi or rédi)

  1. order (arrangement, disposition)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

réd f (genitive redí, nominative plural redí)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
DeclensionEdit

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rēte (net).

 
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NounEdit

red f (plural redes)

  1. (hunting, tools) web, mesh
  2. (fishing) net
    • 1911, Benito Pérez Galdós, De Cartago a Sagunto : 13
      Si se consigue pescar a Dorregaray con cuarenta mil duretes, a Cástor Andéchaga con veinticinco mil, y a otros tales, habremos hecho más que cogiendo en la red a los bicharracos de menor cuantía.
  3. (arachnid) spiderweb
  4. trap, snare
  5. (communication, transport) net, network
    • red de carreteras, highway network
    • red de radiodifusoras, radio broadcasters network
    • red televisiva, TV broadcasting network
  6. (sports) net, goal
  7. (computing) Web, Internet
    • 2013 January 16, “España: al 74% le gustaría acceder por Red a su historial clínico”, in El País[2], page ...:
      La mayoría de la población (84%) accede a la red para temas relacionados con la sanidad.
      Most of the population (84%) accesses the web for health-related topics.

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

red

  1. imperative of reda.
  2. past tense of rida.

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

red

  1. refusal

VerbEdit

red (with the auxiliary verb etmek)

  1. To refuse.

VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English red.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

red (plural reds)

  1. the colour red

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Volapük · köls (layout · text)
     viet      ged      bläg      braun
             redül              red, ?              rojan              yelov, ?
             ?              grün              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              ?, ?
             ?              blöv              violät, ?              ?, purpur