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10 entries found for red.
red Audio pronunciation of "red" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (rd)
n.

1.
1. The hue of the long-wave end of the visible spectrum, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 630 to 750 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue resembles that of blood; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
2. A pigment or dye having a red hue.
3. Something that has a red hue.
2.
1. often Red A Communist.
2. A revolutionary activist.


adj. red·der, red·dest

1. Having a color resembling that of blood.
2. Reddish in color or having parts that are reddish in color: a red dog; a red oak.
3.
1. Having a reddish or coppery skin color.
2. often Red Offensive. Of or being a Native American.
4. Having a ruddy or flushed complexion: red with embarrassment.
5. often Red Communist.


Idiom:
in the red

Operating at a loss; in debt.


[Middle English, from Old English rad. See reudh- in Indo-European Roots.]redly adv.
redness n.

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re·duc·tion Audio pronunciation of "red" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (r-dkshn)
n.

1. The act or process of reducing.
2. The result of reducing: a reduction in absenteeism.
3. The amount by which something is lessened or diminished: a reduction of 12 percent in violent crime.
4. Biology. The first meiotic division, in which the chromosome number is reduced. Also called reduction division.
5. Chemistry.
1. A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
2. A reaction in which hydrogen is combined with a compound.
3. A reaction in which oxygen is removed from a compound.
6. Mathematics.
1. The canceling of common factors in the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
2. The converting of a fraction to its decimal equivalent.
3. The converting of an expression or equation to its simplest form.


[Middle English reduccion, restoration, from Old French reduction, from Latin reducti, reductin-, from reductus, past participle of redcere, to bring back. See reduce.]re·duction·al adj.

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red

In addition to the idioms beginning with red, also see catch red-handed; in the red; not worth a dime (red cent); paint the town red; see red.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

red

Of or relating to a firm or the operations of a firm that are deemed unprofitable. The term derives from the color of ink used to show losses on financial statements. Compare black.



Source: Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott.
Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Main Entry: 1red
Pronunciation: 'red
Function: adjective
Inflected Forms: red·der; red·dest
: of the color red

Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Main Entry: 2red
Function: noun
1 : a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum
2 : a pigment or dye that colors red —see CONGO RED, NEUTRAL RED, VITAL RED

Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

red

adj 1: having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies [syn: reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet] 2: characterized by violence or bloodshed; "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode [syn: crimson, violent] 3: (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion; "crimson with fury"; "turned red from exertion"; "with puffy reddened eyes"; "red-faced and violent"; "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment" [syn: crimson, reddened, red-faced, flushed] 4: red with or characterized by blood; "waving our red weapons o'er our heads"- Shakespeare; "The Red Badge of Courage"; "the red rules of tooth and claw"- P.B.Sears n 1: the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood [syn: redness] 2: a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana [syn: Red, Red River] 3: emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries [syn: Bolshevik, Marxist, pinko, bolshie] 4: the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year" [syn: loss, red ink] [ant: gain]

Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
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