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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Red \Red\ (r[e^]d), obs. imp. & p. p. of {Read}. --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Red \Red\, verb (used with an object) To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; -- generally with up; as, to red up a house. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Red \Red\, adjective [Compar. {Redder} (-d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re['a]d, re['o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r["o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r['a]uds, W. rhudd, Armor. ruz, Ir. & Gael. ruadh, L. ruber, rufus, Gr. 'eryqro's, Skr. rudhira, rohita; cf. L. rutilus. [root]113. Cf. {Erysipelas}, {Rouge}, {Rubric}, {Ruby}, {Ruddy}, {Russet}, {Rust}.] Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part. "Fresh flowers, white and reede." --Chaucer.

Your color, I warrant you, is as red as any rose. --Shak.

Note: Red is a general term, including many different shades or hues, as scarlet, crimson, vermilion, orange red, and the like.

Note: Red is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, red-breasted, red-cheeked, red-faced, red-haired, red-headed, red-skinned, red-tailed, red-topped, red-whiskered, red-coasted.

{Red admiral} (Zool.), a beautiful butterfly ({Vanessa Atalanta}) common in both Europe and America. The front wings are crossed by a broad orange red band. The larva feeds on nettles. Called also {Atalanta butterfly}, and {nettle butterfly}.

{Red ant}. (Zool.) (a) A very small ant ({Myrmica molesta}) which often infests houses. (b) A larger reddish ant ({Formica sanguinea}), native of Europe and America. It is one of the slave-making species.

{Red antimony} (Min.), kermesite. See {Kermes mineral} (b), under {Kermes}.

{Red ash} (Bot.), an American tree ({Fraxinus pubescens}), smaller than the white ash, and less valuable for timber. --Cray.

{Red bass}. (Zool.) See {Redfish} (d) .

{Red bay} (Bot.), a tree ({Persea Caroliniensis}) having the heartwood red, found in swamps in the Southern United States.

{Red beard} (Zool.), a bright red sponge ({Microciona prolifera}), common on oyster shells and stones. [Local, U.S.]

{Red birch} (Bot.), a species of birch ({Betula nigra}) having reddish brown bark, and compact, light-colored wood. --Gray.

{Red blindness}. (Med.) See {Daltonism}.

{Red book}, a book containing the names of all the persons in the service of the state. [Eng.]

{Red book of the Exchequer}, an ancient record in which are registered the names of all that held lands per baroniam in the time of Henry II. --Brande & C.

{Red brass}, an alloy containing eight parts of copper and three of zinc.

{Red bug}. (Zool.) (a) A very small mite which in Florida attacks man, and produces great irritation by its bites. (b) A red hemipterous insect of the genus {Pyrrhocoris}, especially the European species ({Pyrrhocoris apterus}), which is bright scarlet and lives in clusters on tree trunks. (c) See {Cotton stainder}, under {Cotton}.

{Red cedar}. (Bot.) An evergreen North American tree ({Juniperus Virginiana}) having a fragrant red-colored heartwood. (b) A tree of India and Australia ({Cedrela Toona}) having fragrant reddish wood; -- called also {toon tree} in India.

{Red horse}. (Zool.) (a) Any large American red fresh-water sucker, especially {Moxostoma macrolepidotum} and allied species. (b) See the Note under {Drumfish}.

{Red lead}. (Chem) See under {Lead}, and {Minium}.

{Red-lead ore}. (Min.) Same as {Crocoite}.

{Red liquor} (Dyeing), a solution consisting essentially of aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in the fixation of dyestuffs on vegetable fiber; -- so called because used originally for red dyestuffs. Called also {red mordant}.

{Red maggot} (Zool.), the larva of the wheat midge.

{Red manganese}. (Min.) Same as {Rhodochrosite}.

{Red man}, one of the American Indians; -- so called from his color.

{Red maple} (Bot.), a species of maple ({Acer rubrum}). See {Maple}.

{Red mite}. (Zool.) See {Red spider}, below.

{Red mulberry} (Bot.), an American mulberry of a dark purple color ({Morus rubra}).

{Red mullet} (Zool.), the surmullet. See {Mullet}.

{Red ocher} (Min.), a soft earthy variety of hematite, of a reddish color.

{Red perch} (Zool.), the rosefish.

{Red phosphorus}. (Chem.) See under {Phosphorus}.

{Red pine} (Bot.), an American species of pine ({Pinus resinosa}); -- so named from its reddish bark.

{Red precipitate}. See under {Precipitate}.

{Red Republican} (European Politics), originally, one who maintained extreme republican doctrines in France, -- because a red liberty cap was the badge of the party; an extreme radical in social reform. [Cant]

{Red ribbon}, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath in England.

{Red sanders}. (Bot.) See {Sanders}.

{Red sandstone}. (Geol.) See under {Sandstone}.

{Red scale} (Zool.), a scale insect ({Aspidiotus aurantii}) very injurious to the orange tree in California and Australia.

{Red silver} (Min.), an ore of silver, of a ruby-red or reddish black color. It includes {proustite}, or light red silver, and {pyrargyrite}, or dark red silver.

{Red snapper} (Zool.), a large fish ({Lutjanus aya} syn. {Lutjanus Blackfordii}) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and about the Florida reefs.

{Red snow}, snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga ({Protococcus nivalis}) which produces large patches of scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions.

{Red softening} (Med.) a form of cerebral softening in which the affected parts are red, -- a condition due either to infarction or inflammation.

{Red spider} (Zool.), a very small web-spinning mite ({Tetranychus telarius}) which infests, and often destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red. Called also {red mite}.

{Red squirrel} (Zool.), the chickaree.

{Red tape}, (a) the tape used in public offices for tying up documents, etc. Hence, (b) official formality and delay; excessive bureaucratic paperwork.

{Red underwing} (Zool.), any species of noctuid moths belonging to {Catacola} and allied genera. The numerous species are mostly large and handsomely colored. The under wings are commonly banded with bright red or orange.

{Red water}, a disease in cattle, so called from an appearance like blood in the urine.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Red \Red\ (r?d), noun

1. The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these. "Celestial rosy red, love's proper hue." --Milton.

2. A red pigment.

3. (European Politics) An abbreviation for Red Republican. See under Red, adjective [Cant]

4. pl. (Med.) The menses. --Dunglison.

{English red}, a pigment prepared by the Dutch, similar to Indian red.

{Hypericum red}, a red resinous dyestuff extracted from Hypericum.

{Indian red}. See under {Indian}, and {Almagra}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wine \Wine\, noun [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. v[imac]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E. withy. Cf. {Vine}, {Vineyard}, {Vinous}, {Withy}.]

1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. "Red wine of Gascoigne." --Piers Plowman.

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov. xx. 1.

Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.

Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol, containing also certain small quantities of ethers and ethereal salts which give character and bouquet. According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines are called {red}, {white}, {spirituous}, {dry}, {light}, {still}, etc.

2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as, currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.

3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.

Noah awoke from his wine. --Gen. ix. 24.

{Birch wine}, {Cape wine}, etc. See under {Birch}, {Cape}, etc.

{Spirit of wine}. See under {Spirit}.

{To have drunk wine of ape} or {To have drunk wine ape}, to be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Wine acid}. (Chem.) See {Tartaric acid}, under {Tartaric}. [Colloq.]

{Wine apple} (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a rich, vinous flavor.

{Wine fly} (Zool.), small two-winged fly of the genus {Piophila}, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other fermented liquors.

{Wine grower}, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.

{Wine measure}, the measure by which wines and other spirits are sold, smaller than beer measure.

{Wine merchant}, a merchant who deals in wines.

{Wine of opium} (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary laudanum; -- also {Sydenham's laudanum}.

{Wine press}, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are pressed to extract their juice.

{Wine skin}, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various countries, for carrying wine.

{Wine stone}, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See 1st {Tartar}, 1.

{Wine vault}. (a) A vault where wine is stored. (b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables; a dramshop. --Dickens.

{Wine vinegar}, vinegar made from wine.

{Wine whey}, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of wine.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

red

adjective

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 [syn: {red}, {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}, {red}, {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}, {red}, {reddened}, {red-faced}, {flushed}]

noun

1: red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood [syn: {red}, {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}, {red}, {bolshie}, {bolshy}]

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}, {red}] [ant: {gain}]


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