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CRIMSON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crimson mean? 

CRIMSON (noun)
  The noun CRIMSON has 1 sense:

1. a deep and vivid red color

  Familiarity information: CRIMSON used as a noun is very rare.


CRIMSON (adjective)
  The adjective CRIMSON has 3 senses:

1. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
2. characterized by violence or bloodshed
3. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

  Familiarity information: CRIMSON used as an adjective is uncommon.


CRIMSON (verb)
  The verb CRIMSON has 1 sense:

1. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

  Familiarity information: CRIMSON used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRIMSON (noun)


Sense 1crimson [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deep and vivid red color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

crimson; deep red; ruby

Hypernyms ("crimson" is a kind of...):

red; redness (red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood)


CRIMSON (adjective)


Sense 1crimson [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Synonyms:

scarlet; ruby-red; ruby; reddish; red; crimson; cherry-red; blood-red; carmine; cerise; cherry; ruddy

Similar:

chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)


Sense 2crimson [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by violence or bloodshed

Synonyms:

red; crimson; violent

Context examples:

writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days / fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing / convulsed with red rage

Similar:

bloody (having or covered with or accompanied by blood)


Sense 3crimson [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

Synonyms:

red-faced; reddened; flushed; crimson; red

Context examples:

crimson with fury / turned red from exertion / with puffy reddened eyes / red-faced and violent / flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment

Similar:

colored; colorful; coloured (having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination)


CRIMSON (verb)


Sense 1crimson [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

blush; crimson; flush; redden

Context example:

The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

Hypernyms (to "crimson" is one way to...):

color; colour; discolor; discolour (change color, often in an undesired manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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