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red

1. any of a group of colours, such as that of a ripe tomato or fresh blood, that lie at one end of the visible spectrum, next to orange, and are perceived by the eye when light in the approximate wavelength range 740--620 nanometres falls on the retina. Red is the complementary colour of cyan and forms a set of primary colours with blue and green
2. red cloth or clothing
3. a red ball in snooker, billiards, etc.
4. (in roulette and other gambling games) one of two colours on which players may place even bets, the other being black
5. Archery a red ring on a target, between the blue and the gold, scoring seven points
6. of the colour red
7. reddish in colour or having parts or marks that are reddish
8. (of wine) made from black grapes and coloured by their skins

Red

Informal
1. Communist, Socialist, or Soviet
2. radical, leftist, or revolutionary
3. a member or supporter of a Communist or Socialist Party or a national of a state having such a government, esp the former Soviet Union
4. a radical, leftist, or revolutionary

What does it mean when you dream about the color red?

A color of vitality and energy, red symbolizes the heart and blood. Red can also represent the emotional state of anger or rage. This color also symbolizes profligacy, raciness, and the immorality of “fallen women” (e.g., Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter).

red

[red]
(optics)
The hue evoked in an average observer by monochromatic radiation having a wavelength in the approximate range from 622 to 770 nanometers; however, the same sensation can be produced in a variety of other ways.

red

life-granting color; worn by brides and babies. [Asian Color Symbolism: Binder, 78]

Red

(Or "REDL") A language proposed by Intermetrics to meet the Ironman requirements which led to Ada.

["On the RED Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):27 (Oct 1978)].

["RED Language Reference Manual", J. Nestor and M. van Deusen, Intermetrics 1979].
References in classic literature ?
There they stood in the big empty field with the quiet corn shocks stand- ing in rows behind them and the red and yellow hills in the distance, and from being just two indif- ferent workmen they had become all alive to each other.
He studied them seriously, while Lena looked over his shoulder, telling him she thought the red letters would hold their colour best.
Every mile of the way was as familiar to Rebecca as to uncle Jerry; every watering-trough, grindstone, red barn, weather-vane, duck-pond, and sandy brook.
It was clear, however, that Straker had defended himself vigorously against his assailants, for in his right hand he held a small knife, which was clotted with blood up to the handle, while in his left he clasped a red and black silk cravat, which was recognized by the maid as having been worn on the preceding evening by the stranger who had visited the stables.
The blacks were massed at the entrance to a great chamber where they were attempting to block the further progress of a body of red men toward the inner sacred precincts of the temple.
We shall not try to give the reader an idea of that tetrahedral nose, that horseshoe mouth; that little left eye obstructed with a red, bushy, bristling eyebrow, while the right eye disappeared entirely beneath an enormous wart; of those teeth in disarray, broken here and there, like the embattled parapet of a fortress; of that callous lip, upon which one of these teeth encroached, like the tusk of an elephant; of that forked chin; and above all, of the expression spread over the whole; of that mixture of malice, amazement, and sadness.
She was a funny old thing, very fat, with a broad, red face, and black hair plastered neatly on each side of the forehead in the fashion shown in early pictures of Queen Victoria.
I'm transparent, except for my exquisite red heart and my lovely pink brains--you can see 'em work.
The Reds will think just as I thought -- that you, being like nine out of ten of us, not overburdened with worldly wealth, had taken this way of earning an honest penny to help yourself through the year.
In 1918 I was present at a meeting of the 'Frisco Reds.
When Red Death released him at last, he ran away like a very madman, pursued by the jeers of the bystanders.
Red then asked him to send them both to cut down wood next morning, and see which of them could do most work.