- (context, countable, and, uncountable) Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670nm, of the visible spectrum; a primary additive colour for transmitted light: the colour obtained by subtracting green and blue from white light using magenta and yellow filters.
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- (countable) A revolutionary socialist or (most commonly) a Communist; (usually capitalized) a Bolshevik, a supporter of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War.
- (context, countable, snooker) One of the 15 red balls used in snooker
- (slang) The drug secobarbital; a capsule of this drug.
- 1971: The big market, these days, is in Downers. Reds and smack"Seconal and heroin"and a hellbroth of bad domestic grass sprayed with everything from arsenic to horse tranquillizers. " Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 202)
adjective (redd, er)
- (archaic) (past of, rede)
- Having red as its colour.
- The girl wore a skirt.
- Of hair, having an orange-brown colour.
- Her hair had highlights.
- leftwing, Leftwing, socialist or communist.
- "Only Nixon could go to China" was the refrain of conventional wisdom during Richard Nixon"s 1972 official visit to Mao Tse-tung"s regime. Nixon"s anti-communist credentials, however dubious, provided useful camouflage as he opened diplomatic relations with Red China and made breathtaking concessions that an undisguised liberal couldn"t get away with. http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/1998/vo14no16/vo14no16_dragon.htm
- (context, US, modern) Supportive of the Republican Party.
- a state
- (context, US, modern) Dominated by the Republican Party.
- a Congress
- (context, US, modern) Of or pertaining to the Republican Party.
- a advertisement
- Supportive of the Labour Party.
- (astronomy) Of the lower-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.
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