Of a colour at the end of the spectrum next to orange and opposite violet, as of blood, fire, or rubies
Variant spelling of re- before a vowel (as in redolent).
Once more; afresh; anew
Communist or socialist (used especially during the Cold War with reference to the Soviet Union)
a red dress
Denoting colour blindness in which reds and greens are confused, either protanopia (daltonism) or deuteranopia
Designating a telegraph line, a route of trade or travel, etc., lying entirely within British territory.
Any of several vivid red, oil-soluble azo dyes, especially (in full Oil Red O) one having the formula C26H24N4O, used as a histological stain for lipids.
To exceed in redness.
Ale having a reddish or burgundy hue.
A Eurasian ant of the genus Myrmica.
Any of several North American ash trees (genus Fraxinus), especially F. pennsylvanica.
US. A variety of coal producing ash of a red colour when burned (more fully red ash coal); frequently attributive.
A red brief-bag, traditionally presented by a senior counsel to a junior barrister for a significant contribution to a case.
A common American bat, Lasiurus borealis, which has reddish fur.
An evergreen tree, Persea borbonia (family Lauraceae), with reddish-brown bark, which is found in swampy areas of the south-eastern United States.
A type of peat bog occurring chiefly in Ireland which has a reddish colour owing to the presence of a particular type of sphagnum moss.
A chigger or harvest mite (genus Trombicula).
The caracal, Felis caracal.
The red codling, Pseudophycis bachus (family Moridae), of waters around New Zealand and southern Australia, which is reddish green above and pink below and turns reddish after death.
Any of several North American elms (genus Ulmus), having reddish wood, especially the slippery elm, U. rubra.
Originally: a member of the New Zealand Federation of Labour (founded in 1909). In later use (informal): a person who rebels against the established order; a left-winger.
Any of various other coniferous trees; (in later use) specifically either of two silver firs of western North America, Abies magnifica and A. amabilis.
A kind of artificial fly which is predominantly red in colour.
A reddish sea haze resulting from the presence of sand or dust in the air.
The fruit of any of several hawthorns of the United States, especially Crataegus mollis.
A member of a legendary (Jewish) sect associated with the apocalyptic destruction of the Christian world.
The red secretion of the lac insect, Kerria lacca (in the form of seed-lac, shellac, etc.); a red pigment derived from this.
In singular and plural Any of various birds with red or orange legs; especially the red-legged partridge, Alectoris rufa.
Raving mad, furious; also in extended use.
Geology a mud of terrestrial origin, found on continental shelves and in other shallow waters, and coloured red by iron oxides.
Any of various oak trees with reddish bark, wood, etc.; (now) specifically any of several North American oaks, (especially Quercus rubra), characterized by leaves which have bristle-tipped lobes and by acorns which ripen in the second year; the wood of such a tree.
Oleic acid (now rare).
A reddish colour morph of the screech owl, Otus asio, of eastern North America.
Slang. The tongue.
The red osier dogwood, Cornus sericea.
English regional (originally northern). The plant sundew, Drosera rotundifolia (formerly believed to cause liver rot in sheep). Compare rot-grass. Now historical.
A tab or gorget patch of a red colour, especially worn by a senior or staff officer in the British Army; (Army slang) such an officer.
A kind of artificial fly with a green body, red hackle, and a red tag or tuft at the tail.
Bloodstained, wet with blood.
Become very angry suddenly
A box, typically covered with red leather, used by a Minister of State to hold official documents
Another term for dhole.
The undesirable effect in flash photography of people appearing to have red eyes, caused by a reflection from the retina when the flashgun is too near the camera lens
A common fox with a reddish coat, native to both Eurasia and North America and living from the Arctic tundra to the centres of cities
An Australian gum tree with smooth bark and hard dark red timber
A cardinal’s hat, especially as the symbol of a cardinal’s office
So hot as to glow red
Used in reference to financial deficit or debt
An American Indian