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Red appears in many tongue twisters:

  • Rolling red wagons
  • Red Buick, blue Buick
  • Red blood, green blood
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Red appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Blowzy red vixens fight for a quick jump. (33 letters)
  • Pack my red box with five dozen quality jugs. (36 letters)
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Red appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • red lost solder
  • red Nevada vender
  • Derek, I like red!
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Usage statistics for the adjective red:

conversational speech73.45%task-oriented speech26.55% imaginative writing67.81%informational writing32.19%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun red:

rednessbolshevikmarxistredloss
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Red is sometimes a misspelling of purple, read or rid.

The word red is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun red

What does red mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • red: reds
  • Red: Reds

  1. red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
  2. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
  3. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
    • example: the company operated in the red last year
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of red: loss / red ink
    • more generic terms: amount / amount of money / sum / sum of money = a quantity of money
    • more specific terms:
      • paper loss = an unrealized loss on an investment calculated by subtracting the current market price from the investor's cost
      • squeeze = a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer

Alternative definition of the noun red

noun

  1. [countable, and, uncountable] Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670nm, of the visible spectrum; a primary additive colour for transmitted light: the colour obtained by subtracting green and blue from white light using magenta and yellow filters.
  2. [countable] A revolutionary socialist or (most commonly) a Communist; (usually capitalized) a Bolshevik, a supporter of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War.
  3. [countable, snooker] One of the 15 red balls used in snooker, distinguished from the colours.
  4. [countable, and, uncountable] Red wine.
  5. [slang] The drug secobarbital; a capsule of this drug.

Definition of the adjective red

What does red mean as an attribute of a noun?

Red is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: redder | reddest

  1. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  2. characterized by violence or bloodshed
  3. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

Alternative definition of the adjective red

adjective

  1. Having red as its colour.
  2. Of hair, having an orange-brown colour; ginger.
  3. Leftwing, socialist, or communist.
  4. [US, modern] Supportive of or dominated by the Republican Party.
  5. [US, modern] Of, pertaining to, or run by (a member of) the Republican Party.
  6. [British] Supportive of the Labour Party.
  7. [astronomy] Of the lower-frequency region of the (typically visible) part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.

adjective

  1. See Communist.

Other definitions of red

What does red also mean?

acronym

  1. reverse electrodialysis

Films

  1. "RED" is an award-nominated film, directed by Robert Schwentke and written by Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber, based on "Red" by Warren Ellis & Cully Hamner.
  2. "Red" is a 2008 thriller film about a couple of kids who kill the title character, a dog named 'Red', during an attempted robbery. The dog's owner finds out who they are, and tries to bring them to justice by informing the authorities. However, this amounts to nothing, so he decides to dish out his own brand of retribution. The film was directed by Trygve Allister Diesen and Lucky McKee. The screenplay—an adaptation of the novel by Jack Ketchum—was written by Stephen Susco. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.
  3. "Red" is a 2002 Tamil film directed by Singampuli and produced by S. S. Chakravarthy. The film stars Ajith Kumar and Priya Gill, while Manivannan, Salim Ghouse and Raghuvaran play pivotal roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Deva. The film won mixed reviews but however went on to become a commercial success at the box-office. Particularly the film did run successfully in Madurai, where most of the scenes were filmed and created a huge fan following for Ajith.
  4. "Red" a.k.a. "Three Colors: Red" is a 1994 film co-written, produced, and directed by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski. It is the final film of The Three Colors Trilogy, which examines the French Revolutionary ideals; it is preceded by Blue and White. Kieślowski had announced that this would be his final film, which proved true with the director's sudden death in 1996. Red is about fraternity, which it examines by showing characters whose lives gradually become closely interconnected, with bonds forming between two characters who appear to have little in common.
  5. "Red" is a nominated film for Best Diaspora Short film in the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
  6. "Red" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • languages: English Language, Russian Language
    • starring: Nick Jameson
    • genres: Mystery, Historical period drama, Thriller
    • released in (6 years ago)
  7. "Red" is a film, directed by Maritte Go.
  8. "Red" is a 1993 short and comedy film written by Jim Davidson, Louis 'Red' Deutsch, John Elmo and directed by Chris Gore.

Characters

  1. Red is a fictional character from the 2006 animated Pixar film Cars and its sequel.
  2. Red is a fictional character from the 2004 film A Driver for Vera.
  3. Red is a fictional character from the 2005 film Mouth to Mouth.
  4. Red is a fictional character in the 2013 action film The Lone Ranger directed by Gore Verbinski.
  5. Red is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Mummy Returns.
  6. Red is a fictional character from the 2002 film Red.
  7. Red is a fictional character from Disney's 1990 animated feature The Rescuers Down Under.
  8. Red is a fictional character in the 2008 film Hancock played by Eddie Marsan.
  9. Red is a fictional character from the 1973 comedy film My Name is Nobody.
  10. Red is a fiction character to the 2010 comedy and sport film Tetherball: The Movie.
  11. Red is a fictional character from the 1967 film Sugar Colt.
  12. Red is a fictional character from the 2012 film Towing.
  13. Red is a fictional film character.
  14. Red is a fictional character from the 1969 film True Grit.
  15. Red is a fictional character from the 1938 film Boys Town.
  16. Red is a fictional character from the film series Spirit Warriors.
  17. Red is a fictional character from Blind Spot.
  18. Red is a fictional character from the 1938 film Female Fugitive.
  19. Red is a fictional character from the 2006 film Wag Kang Lilingon.
  20. Red is a fictional character from the 2004 film Love on the Side.
  21. Red is a fictional character from the 1998 film Black Dog.
  22. Red is a fictional character from I'm from the City.
  23. Red is a fictional character in the 2009 film Brooklyn's Finest.
  24. Red is a fictional character from the 1937 film Telephone Operator.
  25. Red is a fictional character from the 1933 film Wild Boys of the Road.
  26. Red is a fictional character from Home Field Advantage.
  27. Red is a fictional character from the 2004 film Pusher II.
  28. Red is a fictional character from the 1931 film Night Life in Reno.
  29. Red is a fictional character from the 2007 film Red Riding Hood.
  30. Red is a fictional character from the 1960 film The Beatniks.
  31. Red is a fictional character from the 2010 drama comedy film Repo.
  32. Red is a fictional character from the 2013 film Shopping.
  33. Red is a fictional character from the 2011 film Shark Night.
  34. Red is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Last Breath.
  35. Red is a fictional character from the 1965 film Buffalo Bill, Hero of the Far West.
  36. Red is a film character from the 2011 film Puncture.
  37. Red is a fictional character from the 1994 film A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story.
  38. Red is a fictional character from the 2004 short film Who's The Cat?.
  39. Red a.k.a. 'Red': 'Red' is a fictional character from Within the Law.
  40. Red is a fictional character from the 1968 film Garter Colt.
  41. Red is a fictional character from the 1991 film Ultrà.
  42. Red is a fictional character in the 1958 film The Naked and the Dead.
  43. Red is a fictional character from the 1950 film I Killed Geronimo.
  44. Red is a fictional character from the 1996 film Ed.
  45. Red a.k.a. 'Red': 'Red' is a fictional character from The Bishop Misbehaves.
  46. Red is a fictional character from the 2012 film Dead Europe.
  47. Red is a fictional character from the 1974 film Charleston.
  48. Red is a fictional character from the 2005 film Can This Be Love.
  49. Red is a fictional character from the 1941 film Blonde Comet.
  50. Red is a fictional character from the 2011 film Cowboys & Aliens.
  51. Red is a fictional character from the 2002 film D-Tox.
  52. Red is a fictional character from the 1982 film Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
  53. Red is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Crazies.
  54. Red is a fictional character from the 1999 film The Mod Squad.
  55. Red is a fictional character from the 1986 film Psycho III.
  56. Red is a fictional character in the 1958 film The Naked and the Dead.
  57. Red is a fictional character from the 1996 film The Quest.

There are other characters with in their name, like Big Red, Red Cap, Red cat, Red Dog, Red Eye, Red Fox, Red Top, red-dog, Red-Eye, Red-Top, Red Band, Red Bean, Red Claw, Red hair, Red Hand, Red Hawk, Red Head, Red Hulk, Red King and Red Lion.

People

  1. Red a.k.a. Susan Hayward was an American actress.
  2. Red a.k.a. Marlène Jobert is a French actress, singer and author.
  3. Red a.k.a. Dody Goodman: Dolores "Dody" Goodman was an American character actress known for her playing the mother of the title character on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Her high-pitched voice could be heard announcing the show's title at the beginning of each episode.
  4. Red a.k.a. Amazing Red: Jonathan Figueroa is a professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Amazing Red, or simply Red for short. He is best known for working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a former three-time X Division Champion, while also working on the American independent circuit. Figueroa is also one of the head trainers of the House of Glory wrestling school, based in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City. He is the cousin of wrestlers Joel and Jose Maximo and Rosita.
  5. Red a.k.a. Kristen Harris is an actress.
  6. Red a.k.a. Don "Red" Barry: Donald "Red" Barry de Acosta, or more probably Milton Poimboeuf, was an American film and television actor. He was nicknamed "Red" after appearing as the first Red Ryder in the highly successful 1940 film Adventures of Red Ryder; the character was played in later films by "Wild Bill" Elliott and Allan Lane. Barry went on to bigger budget films following Red Ryder, but none reached his previous level of success.
  7. Red a.k.a. Aaron Pearl is an actor.
  8. Red a.k.a. Melinda Chilton is an actress.
  9. Red a.k.a. Sonja O'Hara: Sonja O'Hara is an actress.
  10. Red a.k.a. Howard Christie was an actor, film and television producer.
  11. Red a.k.a. Steven Sutherland is an actor.
  12. Red a.k.a. Katy Maloney is an actress.
  13. Red a.k.a. Paul Borst is a film actor.
  14. Red a.k.a. Jared McVay is an actor.
  15. Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2004.
  16. Red a.k.a. Redmond Morris, 4th Baron Killanin is an award-nominated film producer.
  17. Red a.k.a. Laurie Lee is an actress.
  18. Red is an ancient survivor and once an oil field worker, who appeared in the 2011 documentary film Bombay Beach.
  19. Red a.k.a. Diana Kyle is an actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Big Red, Jon Red, Red Cup, Red Dog, Red Man, Red Rat, Red Rum, Red Top, Red--Ed, red-dog and many others.

Animal

Red is a dog that appeared in the 1984 film Birdy.

Miscellanea

Red is an action comedy film series.

  • also known as RED film series

Phrases with Red

Phrases starting with the word Red:

  1. Red Ant
  2. red ash
  3. red bat
  4. red bay
  5. Red Cap
  6. Red Cod
  7. Red Dog
  8. red eft
  9. red elm
  10. Red Eye
  11. red fir
  12. red fox
  13. red gum
  14. red haw
  15. red hot
  16. red ink
  17. red man
  18. Red Mud

Phrases ending with the word Red:

  1. -RED
  2. Go Red

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Red

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Google previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro, Timothy Johns

swallow-tailed - Onyodho Bee-eater, white-fronted - Onyodho Bee-eater, white- throated - Onyodho Bishop, black - Oseng' Bishop, black-winged red - Oseng' Bishop, red - Oseng' Bishop, yellow - Oseng' Bishop, zanzibar red - Oseng' Bulbul ...

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Usage statistics about red

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective red:

conversational speech73.45%task-oriented speech26.55% imaginative writing67.81%informational writing32.19%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun red:

rednessbolshevikmarxistredloss

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective red:

ruddyred

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Quotes about Red

Red,
My heart and blood
Red,
Feelings flood
Red,
My rose and prose
Red,
Dress I chose
Red,
A ring, a ruby
Red,
Valentine’s alibi
Red,
My words and vow
Red
Color of my love (Seema Aarella)
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Scrabble value of R1E1D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of RED

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Other anagrams

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