red

red1 W1S1 [red] adj comparative redder superlative reddest
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1¦(colour)¦
2¦(hair)¦
3¦(face)¦
4¦(wine)¦
5 like a red rag to a bull
6 roll out the red carpet/give somebody the red carpet treatment
7 not one red cent
8¦(politics)¦
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[: Old English; Origin: read]
1.) ¦(COLOUR)¦
having the colour of blood
We painted the door bright red .
a red balloon
→↑blood-red,cherry red atcherry, ↑scarlet
2.) ¦(HAIR)¦
hair that is red has an orange-brown colour
3.) ¦(FACE)¦
if you go red, your face becomes a bright pink colour, especially because you are embarrassed or angry
go/turn red
Every time you mention his name, she goes bright red.
4.) ¦(WINE)¦
red wine is a red or purple colour
→↑white
5.) like a red rag to a bull
BrE also like waving a red flag in front of a bull AmE
very likely to make someone angry or upset
Just mentioning his ex-wife's name was like a red rag to a bull.
6.) roll out the red carpet/give sb the red carpet treatment
to give special treatment to an important visitor
7.) not one red cent
AmE informal used to emphasize that you mean no money at all
I wouldn't give him one red cent for that car.
8.) ¦(POLITICS)¦ informalcommunist or extremely ↑left-wing political views - used to show disapproval
>redness n [U]
paint the town red atpaint2 (5)
red 2
red2 n
1.) [U and C]
the colour of blood
I like the way the artist uses red in this painting.
the reds and yellows of the trees
The corrections were marked in red (=in red ink) .
2.) [U and C]
red wine
→↑white
a nice bottle of red
3.) be in the red informal
to owe more money than you have
be in the black
→↑overdrawn
This is the airline's fourth straight year in the red.
4.) informal
someone who has ↑communist or very ↑left-wing political opinions - used especially in the past to show disapproval
see red atsee1 (35)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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