Definition of Crimson

1. Noun. A deep and vivid red color.

Exact synonyms: Deep Red, Ruby
Generic synonyms: Red, Redness
Derivative terms: Rubify



2. Verb. Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame. "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
Exact synonyms: Blush, Flush, Redden
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Blush, Blusher, Blusher, Flush, Flush

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

4. Adjective. Characterized by violence or bloodshed. "Convulsed with red rage"
Exact synonyms: Red, Violent
Similar to: Bloody
Derivative terms: Violence

5. Adjective. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion. "Flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"
Exact synonyms: Flushed, Red, Red-faced, Reddened
Similar to: Colored, Colorful, Coloured
Derivative terms: Redness

Definition of Crimson

1. n. A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.

2. a. Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.

3. v. t. To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

4. v. t. To become crimson; to blush.

Definition of Crimson

1. Noun. A deep, slightly bluish red. Traditionally the colour of blood. ¹

2. Adjective. having a deep red colour ¹

3. Adjective. having loose morals ¹

4. Verb. to blush ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crimson

1. to make crimson (a red color) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crimson

crimpage
crimped
crimper
crimpers
crimpier
crimpiest
crimping
crimple
crimpled
crimples
crimpling
crimpness
crimps
crimpy
crims
crimson (current term)
crimson clover
crimsoned
crimsoning
crimsonly
crimsonness
crimsons
crinal
crinate
crinated
crincum-crancum
crincum-crancums
crine
crined
crines

Literary usage of Crimson

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Lvs. broadly oblong: fls. rich crimson, very large: receptacle with few processes, and a connection between the carpels at their base of similar surface and ..."

2. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"crimson clover is an annual plant, ie, lives but one year like wheat and oats. ... This is an annual clover almost identified with crimson clover. ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Tul* of the corolla from 1 to 2 inches long ; the limb oblique, but the roundish lobes of the two lips nearly equal, " pink with a deep crimson spot upon ..."

4. Collected Poems by Alfred Noyes (1920)
"A peacock butterfly flaunted Its four great crimson wings, As over the edge of the ... He rolled it up like a crimson cloth, And crammed it into his hold. ..."

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