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red

red

 
pronunciation:
red
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
phrases:
in the red
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several colors that resemble the color of blood; the first color on the spectrum.
definition 2: something that is red in color.
definition 3: one who wears red clothing or a group identified by the color red.
The reds play the yellows today.
definition 4: (often cap.) a politically radical person or group, esp. communist.
phrase: in the red
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: redder, reddest
definition 1: of or pertaining to the color red.
similar words:
ruddy, sanguine
definition 2: having red markings; being reddish in color.
a red robin
definition 3: politically left-wing, esp. communist.
derivations: reddish (adj.), redly (adv.), reddishness (n.), redness (n.)
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The words red and read (the past tense verb) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: red +
  • redness:
    the condition of being red.
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