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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English read.

Adjective

red (comparative redd, superlative er)

Positive
red

Comparative
redd

Superlative
er

  1. Having red as its colour.
    The girl wore a red skirt.
  2. Of hair, having an orange-brown colour.
    Her hair had red highlights.
  3. Leftwing, socialist or communist.
    • "Only Nixon could go to China" was the refrain of conventional wisdom during Richard Nixon’s 1972 official visit to Mao Tse-tung’s regime. Nixon’s anti-communist credentials, however dubious, provided useful camouflage as he opened diplomatic relations with Red China and made breathtaking concessions that an undisguised liberal couldn’t get away with. [1]
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Supportive of or dominated by the Republican Party.
    a red state
    a red Congress
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of or pertaining to the Republican Party.
    a red advertisement
  6. (UK) Supportive of the Labour Party.
  7. (astronomy) Of the lower-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.
Translations
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  • Chinese:
Mandarin: , (hóng)
Wunese Soochownese (Rúnüt Suodsy-réro): róng

Noun

Singular
red

Plural
s

red (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the 15 red balls used in snooker
  4. (slang) The drug secobarbital; a capsule of this drug.
    • 1971: The big market, these days, is in Downers. Reds and smack—Seconal and heroin—and a hellbroth of bad domestic grass sprayed with everything from arsenic to horse tranquillizers. — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 202)
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Derived terms

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References

Etymology 2

From the archaic verb rede.

Verb

red

  1. (archaic) Simple past tense and past participle of rede.

Etymology 3

From Old English hreddan (to save, to deliver, recover, rescue) < Proto-Germanic *hradjan.

Verb

Infinitive
to red

Third person singular
reds

Simple past
redded

Past participle
redded

Present participle
redding

to red (third-person singular simple present reds, present participle redding, simple past and past participle redded)
  1. (colloquial) Alternative spelling of redd.

References

Etymology 4

Middle English < Middle Low German, compare Dutch redden.

Verb

Infinitive
to red

Third person singular
red

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to red (third-person singular simple present red, present participle d, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Alternative spelling of redd.

References

  • "redd" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

Bosnian

Noun

red m (plural redovi)

  1. row

Croatian

Noun

red

  1. row
  2. (analysis) series

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb form

red

  1. first-person singular present tense of redden
  2. singular imperative present tense of redden

Kurdish

Verb

red

  1. To disappear.

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

red [[Category:Template:lang:pl noun forms|red]]

  1. genitive plural of reda

Serbian

Noun

red m. (plural redovi) (Cyrillic spelling ред)

  1. row

Slovene

Noun

red m.

  1. order (arrangement, disposition)


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Spanish

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] rete (net)

Noun

red f. (plural redes)

Singular
red f.

Plural
redes f.

  1. web, mesh
  2. trap, snare
  3. net, network
  4. (computing) Web, Internet

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Swedish

Verb

red

  1. Imperative of reda.
  2. Preteritum of rida.

Turkish

Noun

red

  1. refusal

Verb

red (with the auxiliary verb etmek)

  1. To refuse.

Volapük

Etymology

English red

Pronunciation

Noun

Case Singular Plural
Nominative red reds
Accusative redi redis
Genitive reda redas
Dative rede redes
  1. the colour red

Derived terms

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