red1 S1 W1 comparative redder, superlative reddest
having the colour of blood: ➔ blood-red
We painted the door bright red.
a red balloon
; ➔ cherry redat cherry (3), scarlet
hair that is red has an orange-brown colour
if you go red, your face becomes a bright pink colour, especially because you are embarrassed or angry
Every time you mention his name, she goes bright red.
red wine is a red or purple colour [↪ white]
5 British English also like waving a red flag in front of a bull American English
very likely to make someone angry or upset:
Just mentioning his ex-wife's name was like a red rag to a bull.
to give special treatment to an important visitor
7 American English informal
used to emphasize that you mean no money at all:
I wouldn't give him one red cent for that car.
communist or extremely left-wing political views - used to show disapproval
—redness noun [uncountable]