crimson


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crim·son

 (krĭm′zən)
n.
A deep to vivid purplish red to vivid red.
tr. & intr.v. crim·soned, crim·son·ing, crim·sons
To make or become deeply or vividly red.

[Middle English cremesin, from Old Spanish cremesín, Old Italian cremesino or Medieval Latin cremesīnus, all from Arabic qirmizī, from qirmiz, kermes insect; see kermes.]

crim′son adj.

crimson

(ˈkrɪmzən)
n
(Colours)
a. a deep or vivid red colour
b. (as adjective): a crimson rose.
vb
1. (Colours) to make or become crimson
2. (Physiology) (intr) to blush
[C14: from Old Spanish cremesin, from Arabic qirmizi red of the kermes, from qirmiz kermes]
ˈcrimsonness n

crim•son

(ˈkrɪm zən, -sən)

adj.
1. deep purplish red.
n.
2. a crimson color, pigment, or dye.
v.t., v.i.
3. to make or become crimson.
[1375–1425; < Medieval Latin cremesīnus « Arabic qirmizī (qirmiz kermes + suffix of appurtenance) + Latin -īnus -ine1]
crim′son•ness, n.

crimson


Past participle: crimsoned
Gerund: crimsoning

Imperative
crimson
crimson
Present
I crimson
you crimson
he/she/it crimsons
we crimson
you crimson
they crimson
Preterite
I crimsoned
you crimsoned
he/she/it crimsoned
we crimsoned
you crimsoned
they crimsoned
Present Continuous
I am crimsoning
you are crimsoning
he/she/it is crimsoning
we are crimsoning
you are crimsoning
they are crimsoning
Present Perfect
I have crimsoned
you have crimsoned
he/she/it has crimsoned
we have crimsoned
you have crimsoned
they have crimsoned
Past Continuous
I was crimsoning
you were crimsoning
he/she/it was crimsoning
we were crimsoning
you were crimsoning
they were crimsoning
Past Perfect
I had crimsoned
you had crimsoned
he/she/it had crimsoned
we had crimsoned
you had crimsoned
they had crimsoned
Future
I will crimson
you will crimson
he/she/it will crimson
we will crimson
you will crimson
they will crimson
Future Perfect
I will have crimsoned
you will have crimsoned
he/she/it will have crimsoned
we will have crimsoned
you will have crimsoned
they will have crimsoned
Future Continuous
I will be crimsoning
you will be crimsoning
he/she/it will be crimsoning
we will be crimsoning
you will be crimsoning
they will be crimsoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crimsoning
you have been crimsoning
he/she/it has been crimsoning
we have been crimsoning
you have been crimsoning
they have been crimsoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crimsoning
you will have been crimsoning
he/she/it will have been crimsoning
we will have been crimsoning
you will have been crimsoning
they will have been crimsoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crimsoning
you had been crimsoning
he/she/it had been crimsoning
we had been crimsoning
you had been crimsoning
they had been crimsoning
Conditional
I would crimson
you would crimson
he/she/it would crimson
we would crimson
you would crimson
they would crimson
Past Conditional
I would have crimsoned
you would have crimsoned
he/she/it would have crimsoned
we would have crimsoned
you would have crimsoned
they would have crimsoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crimson - a deep and vivid red colorcrimson - a deep and vivid red color    
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Verb1.crimson - turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
Adj.1.crimson - of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
2.crimson - 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
bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"
3.crimson - (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"
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"

crimson

verb
To become red in the face:
Translations
قِرْمِزي
červenýkarmínovýrudý
blodrødknaldrød
karmiinpunane
karmiininpunainenverenpunainen
karmazsinkarmazsinvörös
skarlat; djúprauîur
深紅色
tamsiai raudona
tumšsarkana krāsatumšsarkans
dieproodhelroodkarmijnrood
karmazyn
karmínkarmínový
temnordeč
karmosinkarmosinröd
koyu kırmızı
đỏ thắm

crimson

[ˈkrɪmzn]
A. ADJcarmesí
B. Ncarmesí m

crimson

[ˈkrɪmzən]
adj [velvet, silk] → cramoisi(e); [flower, petal] → pourpre; [nails, nail polish, lips, lipstick] → pourpre
to go crimson, to turn crimson (with embarrassment)devenir tout cramoisi(e)
ncramoisi m

crimson

adjpurpurn, purpurrot; skyblutrot, purpurrot; (through blushing) → knallrot (inf), → dunkelrot; to turn or go crimson (person, face)knallrot (inf)or dunkelrot werden or anlaufen; (sky)sich blutrot färben
nPurpur nt, → Purpurrot nt

crimson

[ˈkrɪmzn] adj & ncremisi (m) inv

crimson

(ˈkrimzn) noun, adjective
(of) a deep red colour. He went crimson with embarrassment.
References in classic literature ?
There was nothing subtle or hidden about her charms; her beauty was all there, flaming and apparent: the spun-gold hair that comb nor confining pin could restrain; the blue eyes that were like nothing but sapphires; two lips that pouted, that were so red one could only think of cherries or some other delicious crimson fruit in looking at them.
The flow of blood might be likened to the outbreaking of a torrent; and as the natives became heated and maddened by the sight, many among them even kneeled to the earth, and drank freely, exultingly, hellishly, of the crimson tide.
At the sight of the great man, Spear flushed crimson, and then his look of despair slowly disappeared; and into his eyes there came incredulously hope and gratitude.
The Kearney brothers had divided a suit between them, the elder wearing a tightly-fitting, single-breasted blue frock-coat and a pair of pink striped cotton trousers, while the younger candidly displayed the trousers of his brother's suit, as a harmonious change to a shining black alpaca coat and crimson neckerchief.
It fronted towards the east, so that at a very seasonable hour a glow of crimson light came flooding through the window, and bathed the dingy ceiling and paper-hangings in its own hue.
Hester had schooled herself long and well; and she never responded to these attacks, save by a flush of crimson that rose irrepressibly over her pale cheek, and again subsided into the depths of her bosom.
There was the honest cockrobin, the favorite game of stripling sportsmen, with its loud querulous note; and the twittering blackbirds flying in sable clouds, and the golden- winged woodpecker with his crimson crest, his broad black gorget, and splendid plumage; and the cedar-bird, with its red tipt wings and yellow-tipt tail and its little monteiro cap of feathers; and the blue jay, that noisy coxcomb, in his gay light blue coat and white underclothes, screaming and chattering, nodding and bobbing and bowing, and pretending to be on good terms with every songster of the grove.
I felt myself crimson and I covered my face with my hands.
The slanting sun playing upon this crimson pond in the sea, sent back its reflection into every face, so that they all glowed to each other like red men.
As its name imports, it is of an exceedingly rich, mottled tint, with a bestreaked snowy and golden ground, dotted with spots of the deepest crimson and purple.
I saw that she was a good housekeeper, for while she talked she kept a corner of her eye on the servants to see that they made no balks in handling the body and getting it out; when they came with fresh clean towels, she sent back for the other kind; and when they had finished wiping the floor and were going, she indicated a crimson fleck the size of a tear which their duller eyes had overlooked.
The duelists sat down; a student official stepped forward, examined the wounded head and touched the place with a sponge once or twice; the surgeon came and turned back the hair from the wound-- and revealed a crimson gash two or three inches long, and proceeded to bind an oval piece of leather and a bunch of lint over it; the tally-keeper stepped up and tallied one for the opposition in his book.