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red

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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redred1 /red/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective (comparative redder, superlative reddest) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 colourCC having the colour of blood πŸ”Š We painted the door bright red. πŸ”Š a red balloon β†’ blood-red, β†’ cherry red at cherry(3), scarlet2 hairCCDCB hair that is red has an orange-brown colour3 faceCCDC if you go red, your face becomes a bright pink colour, especially because you are embarrassed or angrygo/turn red πŸ”Š Every time you mention his name, she goes bright red.4 wine red wine is a red or purple colour β†’ white5 β†’ like a red rag to a bull6 β†’ roll out the red carpet/give somebody the red carpet treatment7 β†’ not one red cent8 politics informalPPG communist or extremely left-wing political views – used to show disapproval β€”redness noun [uncountable] β†’ paint the town red at paint2(5)
Examples from the Corpus
redβ€’ In the morning, when she calls her parents, her eyes are red and moist: from sleeplessness, he assumes.β€’ a red dressβ€’ He saw the red flag come down for the final time over Red Square in Moscow.β€’ Colbert had curly red hair and an aptitude for getting into scrapes.β€’ She was about eleven, with long red hair in two plaits.β€’ He drove straight through a red light.β€’ A little touch of brightness in the room had been Patrick's red pyjamas, where had those pyjamas come from?β€’ The red velvet background of the reliquary is studded with precious gems and valuable ornaments donated by her grateful clients.β€’ Her cheeks were red with excitement.bright redβ€’ Even his ears went bright red.β€’ The last time I saw Bob his lips were chapped bright red.β€’ She was surprised to see a bright red figure appear from behind a cart.β€’ The bright red Infobox, a temporary three-story structure, provides a handy observation post.β€’ It was written in bright red ink.β€’ Only his bright red lips and large blue eyes stood out from the general blackness.β€’ In the middle was this bright red sun.β€’ Measuring roughly 20 by 10 feet each, one section is bright red, the other black.go/turn redβ€’ He said he had, but I saw he was going red.β€’ His eyes brimmed and his lids went red.β€’ He turns red and his veins clog up at one end.β€’ He turned red and purple and declared publicly his worthlessness.β€’ He jumped an amber as it turned red and shot off, leaving me law abiding at the lights.β€’ They turn red and the tears fall out.β€’ Two months later, the maples will turn red and yellow.β€’ He used to feel himself going red every time.
Related topics: Colours, Drink, Groupings
redred2 ●●● S2 W2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable, uncountable]CC the colour of blood πŸ”Š I like the way the artist uses red in this painting. πŸ”Š the reds and yellows of the trees πŸ”Š The corrections were marked in red (=in red ink).2 [countable, uncountable]DFD red wine β†’ white πŸ”Š a nice bottle of red3 β†’ be in the red4 [countable] informalPPG someone who has communist or very left-wing political opinions – used especially in the past to show disapproval β†’ see red at see1(34)
Examples from the Corpus
redβ€’ Even the interior decorations of the houses seem to feature that same deep red.β€’ Where are your promises of bright yellow and indigo, where are your streaks of red?β€’ His hair, dyed tomato red for a new movie, sticks up every which way.β€’ Young reds will be purplish at the rim - as they age this becomes red, mahogany and eventually brown.
RedRed adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 derogatory (especially in newspapers) supporting left-wing political ideas; Socialist or Communist πŸ”Š β€˜Red Ken wins seat in Parliament.’ (=newspaper report)2 of Communist countries; especially formerly the communist countries of Eastern Europe3 β†’ better Red than deadFrom Longman Business Dictionaryredred /red/ noun be in the red to owe more money than you have, or to make a loss in a particular period of timeThe company is some $6 million in the red. β†’ compare in the black under black3
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