Meaning of “red” in the English Dictionary

"red" in British English

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redadjective

uk /red/ us /red/ redder, reddest

A1 of the colour of fresh blood:

The dress was bright red.

A2 used to describe hair that is an orange-brown colour

go/turn (bright) red

B2 If you go/turn red, your face becomes red because you are angry or embarrassed:

Look, you've embarrassed him - he's gone bright red!

If your eyes are red, the white part of your eyes and the skin around your eyes is red, because of crying, tiredness, too much alcohol, etc.

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redness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈred.nəs/ us /ˈred.nəs/

Her scar healed, but the redness remained for a long time.

rednoun [ C or U ]

uk /red/ us /red/

Rednoun [ C ]

uk /red/ us /red/ mainly disapproving

(Definition of “red” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"red" in American English

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redadjective, noun [ C/U ]

us /red/ -dd-

(of) the color of fresh blood:

red gloves
[ U ] She wore red.
[ C ] These reds don’t match.

physics Red is also the color of light with the longest waves that humans can see.

Idiom(s)

world history a communist (= a person who believes in shared ownership of property and control of the methods of production)

(Definition of “red” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"red" in Business English

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rednoun

uk /red/ us
in the red

FINANCE a company or organization that is in the red has lost money in a particular period:

Currently the group is in the red by $1.7 million.

STOCK MARKET shares that are in the red have fallen in value:

Almost all stocks on the FTSE 250 were in the red and the index finished 426.8 points lower.

BANKING a bank account that is in the red has an amount that is less than zero:

Increasing numbers of people are finding their bank balances in the red once they've paid their monthly bills.
into the red

FINANCE, BANKING into a situation where you are losing money after making a profit:

go/fall/slide into the red Many technology firms have fallen deep into the red after a collapse in revenues from the telecoms industry.

STOCK MARKET if a stock market goes into the red, it falls to a value that is below the one at which it started:

go/fall/slide into the red Stock markets slid into the red by late morning.

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(Definition of “red” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)