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crimson


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crimson  \Crim"son\  (kr?m"z'n),  n.  [OE.  crimson,  OF  crimoisin, 
  F.  cramoisi  (cf.  Sp  carmesi.)  LL  carmesinus  fr  Ar 
  qermazi  fr  qermez  crimson,  kermes,  fr  Skr.  k?mija  produced 
  by  a  worm;  k?mi  worm  or  insect  +  jan  to  generate;  akin  to  E. 
  kin.  CF  {Carmine},  {Kermes}.] 
  A  deep  red  color  tinged  with  blue;  also  red  color  in 
  general. 
 
  Theugh  jour  be  as  scarlet,  they  shall  be  as  white  as 
  snow;  though  they  be  red  like  crimson,  they  shall  be  as 
  wool.  --Is.  i.  18. 
 
  A  maid  jet  rosed  over  with  the  virgin  crimson  of 
  modesty.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crimson  \Crim"son\,  a. 
  Of  a  deep  red  color  tinged  with  blue;  deep  red.  ``A  crimson 
  tide.''  --Mrs.  Hemans. 
 
  The  blushing  poppy  with  a  crimson  hue.  --Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crimson  \Crim"son\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crimsoned}  (-z'nd);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crimsoning}.] 
  To  dye  with  crimson  or  deep  red;  to  redden. 
 
  Signed  in  thy  spoil  and  crimsoned  in  thy  lethe.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crimson  \Crim"son\,  b.  t. 
  To  become  crimson;  to  blush. 
 
  Ancient  towers  .  .  .  beginning  to  crimson  with  the 
  radiant  luster  of  a  cloudless  July  morning.  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crimson 
  adj  1:  having  any  of  numerous  bright  or  strong  colors  reminiscent 
  of  the  color  of  blood  or  cherries  or  tomatoes  or 
  rubies  [syn:  {red},  {reddish},  {ruddy},  {blood-red},  {carmine}, 
  {cerise},  {cherry},  {cherry-red},  {ruby},  {ruby-red}, 
  {scarlet}] 
  2:  characterized  by  violence  or  bloodshed;  "writes  of  crimson 
  deeds  and  barbaric  days"-  Andrea  Parke;  "fann'd  by 
  Conquest's  crimson  wing"-  Thomas  Gray;  "convulsed  with  red 
  rage"-  Hudson  Strode  [syn:  {red},  {violent}] 
  3:  (especially  of  the  face)  reddened  or  suffused  with  or  as  if 
  with  blood  from  emotion  or  exertion;  "crimson  with  fury"; 
  "turned  red  from  exertion";  "with  puffy  reddened  eyes"; 
  "red-faced  and  violent";  "flushed  (or  crimson)  with 
  embarrassment"  [syn:  {aflame(p)},  {red},  {reddened},  {red-faced}, 
  {flushed}] 
  n  :  a  deep  and  vivid  red  [syn:  {ruby},  {deep  red}] 
  v  :  turn  red,  as  if  in  embarrassment  [syn:  {blush},  {flush},  {redden}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Crimson 
  See  {COLOUR}. 
 




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