Red Cross


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Red Cross

n.
1. Abbr. RC
a. An international organization that cares for the wounded, sick, and homeless in wartime, according to the terms of the Geneva Convention of 1864, and now also during and following natural disasters.
b. A national branch of this organization.
2. The emblem of this organization, a Geneva cross or a red Greek cross on a white background.

Red Cross

n
1. (Medicine) an international humanitarian organization (Red Cross Society) formally established by the Geneva Convention of 1864. It was originally limited to providing medical care for war casualties, but its services now include liaison between prisoners of war and their families, relief to victims of natural disasters, etc
2. (Medicine) any national branch of this organization
3. (Medicine) the emblem of this organization, consisting of a red cross on a white background

Red′ Cross′


n.
1. an international philanthropic organization (Red′ Cross′ Soci`ety), formed in consequence of the Geneva Convention of 1864 chiefly to care for the sick and wounded in war.
2. a branch of this organization.
3. Also, red′ cross′. Geneva cross.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Red Cross - an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartimeRed Cross - an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime
NGO, nongovernmental organization - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
Translations
Červený kříž
Røde Kors
Punainen Risti
Crveni križ
赤十字社
적십자
Röda korset
สภากาชาด
Hội chữ thập đỏ

Red Cross

n the Red Crossla Croce Rossa

Red Cross

الصَلِيبُ الَأحْمَر Červený kříž Røde Kors Rotes Kreuz Ερυθρός Σταυρός Cruz Roja Punainen Risti Croix Rouge Crveni križ Croce Rossa 赤十字社 적십자 Rode Kruis Røde Kors Czerwony Krzyż Cruz Vermelha Красный крест Röda korset สภากาชาด Kızılhaç Hội chữ thập đỏ 红十字会

Red Cross

n Cruz Roja
References in classic literature ?
The first three books tell the adventures of the Red Cross Knight St.
Such was the aspect of the times when the folds of the English banner, with the Red Cross in its field, were flung out over a company of Puritans.
The two were called respectively The Humming Bee, and The Red Cross Knight.
And there rises up before me all that was there foreshadowed, and I see visions of Damon and Pythias, of life-saving crews and Red Cross nurses, of martyrs and leaders of forlorn hopes, of Father Damien, and of the Christ himself, and of all the men of earth, mighty of stature, whose strength may trace back to the elemental loins of Lop-Ear and Big-Tooth and other dim denizens of the Younger World.
Well, I have to go to a Red Cross meeting, anyhow, so I can't come, Tom.
He has joined a charitable brotherhood; and he is off to the war in Spain with a red cross on his arm, when he ought to be here on his knees, asking his wife to forgive him.
A motor-omnibus, with its advertisement signs still displayed but a great red cross floating above it, came rocking down the road on its way to the field hospital in the distance.
Don't alarm yourself on my account," she answered; "the red cross will protect me.
He was dressed from head to foot in a long white linen cloth, and a high white cap with a red cross printed upon it.
a symbol of chastity, and the Red Cross as a badge of benevolent
Thou art very simple, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "God, look you, gave that great knight of the Red Cross to Spain as her patron saint and protector, especially in those hard struggles the Spaniards had with the Moors; and therefore they invoke and call upon him as their defender in all their battles; and in these he has been many a time seen beating down, trampling under foot, destroying and slaughtering the Hagarene squadrons in the sight of all; of which fact I could give thee many examples recorded in truthful Spanish histories.
Thus in the fight of the Red Cross Knight with his special enemy, the dragon, where, of course, the Knight must be victorious, it is evident that without the author's help the dragon is incomparably the stronger.