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red adj
1 having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies [syn: 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, 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, reddened, red-faced, flushed]
4 red with or characterized by blood; "waving our red weapons o'er our heads"- Shakespeare; "The Red Badge of Courage"; "the red rules of tooth and claw"- P.B.Sears


1 the quality or state of the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood [syn: redness]
2 a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana [syn: Red River]
3 emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries [syn: Bolshevik, Marxist, pinko, bolshie]
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] [ant: gain] [also: redding, redded, reddest, redder]Redding n : a town in north central California on the Sacramento Riverredding See red

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  1. present participle of redd



redding (plural reddingen)
  1. Something that saves, rescues something else.

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