Definition of Scarlet

1. Noun. A variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge.

Exact synonyms: Orange Red, Vermilion
Generic synonyms: Red, Redness
Derivative terms: Vermilion, Vermilion

2. 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.

Definition of Scarlet

1. n. A deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, -- of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.

2. a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.

3. v. t. To dye or tinge with scarlet.

Definition of Scarlet

1. Proper noun. (English female given name), a modern variant of Scarlett, or from the common noun scarlet. ¹

2. Noun. A bright red, slightly orange colour. ¹

3. Noun. a scarlet-coloured cloth. ¹

4. Adjective. Of a bright red colour. ¹

5. Adjective. Sinful or whorish ¹

6. Verb. To dye or tinge with scarlet. ¹

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Definition of Scarlet

1. a red color [n -S]

Medical Definition of Scarlet

1. Of the colour called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. Scarlet admiral, the red admiral. See Red. Scarlet bean See Tanager. (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scarlet

scarlatina haemorrhagica
scarlatina latens
scarlatina maligna
scarlatina rheumatica
scarlatina simplex
scarlatinal nephritis
scarlatiniform erythema
scarlet (current term)
scarlet bugler
scarlet bush
scarlet clematis
scarlet cup
scarlet fever
scarlet fever antitoxin
scarlet fevers
scarlet fritillary
scarlet hamelia
scarlet haw
scarlet letter
scarlet letters

Literary usage of Scarlet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1918)
"The gene for scarlet is located in the third chromosome to the left of ... Upon crossing scarlet and vermilion, wild-type red is produced. ..."

2. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1890)
"The Assiniboin have scarlet Crane and Green Cormorant. ... The Santee have scarlet Claws, and the Yankton, scarlet Hoofs. scarlet Moccasins, scarlet Tip-end ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"Wor,h., 1910, Ivii, 2512) has investigated the efficiency of the liver in scarlet fever and found that in the greater number of cases there was a ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Medicine, Science, and Letters are entitled to wear a scarlet cloth gown, ... Medicine and Music are entitled to wear scarlet gowns, faced and lined with ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"In euch a case aa the one under consideration, in which the scarlet ie a strong dominant ... Representing Mendelian inheritance of scarlet S, and yellow Y, ..."

6. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1887)
"Dr, Metcalf: DEAR SIR—In summing up the returns and deaths from our recent epidemics, diphtheria and scarlet fever, I find that without an exception ..."

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