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scar·let

 (skär′lĭt)
n.
1. A strong to vivid red or reddish orange.
2. Scarlet-colored clothing or cloth.
adj.
1. Of a strong to vivid red or reddish orange.
2. Flagrantly immoral or unchaste: scarlet thoughts.

[Middle English, scarlet cloth, scarlet, from Old French escarlate, from Medieval Latin scarlata, scarlet cloth, from Persian saqirlāt, rich cloth, scarlet cloth, variant of siqillāt, from Arabic, perhaps from Medieval Greek *sigillatos, from Latin sigillātus, decorated with raised figures, from sigilla, little figures, pl. of sigillum, sigil; see sigil.]

scarlet

(ˈskɑːlɪt)
n
1. (Colours) a vivid red colour, sometimes with an orange tinge
2. cloth or clothing of this colour
adj
3. (Colours) of the colour scarlet
4. sinful or immoral, esp unchaste
[C13: from Old French escarlate fine cloth, of unknown origin]

scar•let

(ˈskɑr lɪt)

n.
1. a bright red color inclining toward orange.
2. cloth or clothing of this color.
adj.
3. of the color scarlet.
4. sexually immoral.
[1200–50; Middle English < Old French escarlate < Medieval Latin scarlata, scarletum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scarlet - a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tingescarlet - a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Adj.1.scarlet - 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
Translations
قِرْمِزيقِرْمِزِيّ
šarlatšarlatový
purpurrødskarlagensrød
helakanpunainenkirkkaanpunainentulipunainen
grimizan
skarlátskarlátpirosskarlátvörösélénkvörös
skarlatsrauîur litur
深紅色の
주홍의
skaisčiai raudona spalvaskarlatina
spilgti sarkana krāsaspilgti sarkans
scharlakenscharlakenroodvuurrood
szkarłatnyszkarłatszkarłatnaszkarłatne
šarlátšarlátový
škrlatenškrlatna
scharlakansröd
สีแดงสด
kan kırmızısıparlak kırmızı
đỏ tươi

scarlet

[ˈskɑːlɪt]
A. Nescarlata f
B. ADJcolor escarlata, colorado (LAm)
scarlet feverescarlatina f
scarlet pimpernel (Bot) → pimpinela f
scarlet runnerjudía f escarlata
to blush scarlet; turn scarletenrojecer, ponerse colorado
he was scarlet with ragese puso rojo de furia

scarlet

[ˈskɑːrlɪt] adj (in colour)écarlatescarlet fever nscarlatine f

scarlet

nScharlach(rot) nt
adj(scharlach)rot, hochrot; to turn or go scarlethochrot werden, rot anlaufen (inf); he was scarlet with rageer war rot or knallrot (inf)vor Wut; a scarlet woman (old, hum)eine verrufene or liederliche Frau

scarlet

[ˈskɑːlɪt]
1. nscarlatto
2. adjscarlatto/a

scarlet

(ˈskaːlit) noun, adjective
(of) a bright red colour. scarlet poppies; She blushed scarlet.
scarlet fever
an infectious fever usually with a sore throat and red rash.

scarlet

قِرْمِزِيّ šarlatový skarlagensrød scharlachrot άλικος escarlata kirkkaanpunainen écarlate grimizan scarlatto 深紅色の 주홍의 scharlaken purpurrød szkarłatny escarlate алый scharlakansröd สีแดงสด kan kırmızısı đỏ tươi 猩红的
References in classic literature ?
The youngster was clothed in scarlet red In scarlet fine and gay; And he did frisk it o'er the plain, And chanted a roundelay.
So they lay still, and in a minute more up came a smart stranger dressed in scarlet and silk and wearing a jaunty hat with a curling cock feather in it.
So be it, good master," quoth Little John, "yet all the disguise that I wish is a good suit of scarlet instead of this of Lincoln green.
So Little John clad himself all in scarlet and started off to the Fair at Nottingham Town.
It was a single arch of gray stone, and lying flat upon the bridge was a scarlet alligator, seemingly fast asleep.
When Guph stumbled over the rocks in approaching the bridge the creature opened its eyes, from which tiny flames shot in all directions, and after looking at the intruder very wickedly the scarlet alligator closed its eyelids again and lay still.
His tiny surcoat of scarlet velvet was rich with embroidery, while beneath was a close-fitting tunic of white silk.
It was a rustly day, a scarlet and buff, yellow and carmine, bronze and crimson day.
I'd choose to be that scarlet maple just on the edge of the pond there,"--and she pointed with the whip.
He came back from his researches with no solution of the question, with no message, indeed, but the awful warning, "Be true, be true," which is the burden of the Scarlet Letter; yet in all his books there is the hue of thoughts that we think only in the presence of the mysteries of life and death.
you came to see us," she said, with a guilty and at the same time confiding smile, "all Dolly's children had scarlet fever, and he happened to come and see her.
Closely following the jailer into the dismal apartment, appeared that individual, of singular aspect whose presence in the crowd had been of such deep interest to the wearer of the scarlet letter.