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Word of the Day 01/30/17 Red

Red (noun)
red [red]
(previously 02-16-13)

noun
1. any of various colors resembling the color of blood; the primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 610 and 780 nm.
2. something red.
3. (often initial capital letter) a radical leftist in politics, especially a communist.
4. Informal. red light ( def 1) .
5. Informal. red wine: a glass of red.
6. Also called red devil, red bird. Slang. a capsule of the drug secobarbital, usually red in color.

adjective
7. of the color red.
8. having distinctive areas or markings of red: a red robin.
9. of or indicating a state of financial loss or indebtedness: the red column in the ledger.
10. radically left politically.
11. (often initial capital letter) communist.
12. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of North American Indian peoples: no longer in technical use.

Idioms
13. in the red, operating at a loss or being in debt (opposed to in the black): The newspaper strike put many businesses in the red.
14. paint the town red. paint ( def 16 ) .
15. see red, Informal. to become very angry; become enraged: Snobs make her see red.

Origin: before 900; Middle English red, Old English read; cognate with German rot, Dutch rood, Old Norse raudhr, Latin rufus, ruber, Greek erythrós; see rubella, rufescent, erythro-




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