vermilion


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to vermilion: vermilion border

ver·mil·ion

also ver·mil·lion  (vər-mĭl′yən)
n.
1. A vivid red to reddish orange. Also called Chinese red, cinnabar.
adj.
Of a vivid red to reddish orange.
tr.v. ver·mil·ioned, ver·mil·ion·ing, ver·mil·ions also ver·mil·lioned or ver·mil·lion·ing or ver·mil·lions
To color or dye (something) in the hue vermilion.

[Middle English vermelion, from Old French vermeillon, from vermeil; see vermeil.]

vermilion

(vəˈmɪljən) or

vermillion

n
1. (Colours)
a. a bright red to reddish-orange colour
b. (as adjective): a vermilion car.
2. (Elements & Compounds) mercuric sulphide, esp when used as a bright red pigment; cinnabar
[C13: from Old French vermeillon, from vermeil]

ver•mil•ion

(vərˈmɪl yən)

n.
1. a brilliant scarlet red.
2. a bright red, water-insoluble pigment consisting of mercuric sulfide.
adj.
3. of the color vermilion.
[1250–1300; Middle English vermilioun, vermillon < Anglo-French, Old French verm(e)illon=vermeil vermeil + -on n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vermilion - a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tingevermilion - 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
Verb1.vermilion - color vermilionvermilion - color vermilion      
redden - make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"
Adj.1.vermilion - of a vivid red to reddish-orange colorvermilion - of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
لَوْن قُرْمُزي
rumělkarumělkový
klar rød
kirkkaanpunainensinooperinpunainensinooperipunainentulipunainen
cinóbervörös
skærrauîur
vermiglioarancio sanguignocinabro
skaisčiai raudonas
spilgti sarkana krāsaspilgti sarkans
sinoberrødsinoberrødtvermilionsinober
rumelkarumelkový
nar çiçeğiparlak kırmızı

vermilion

[vəˈmɪlɪən]
A. Nbermellón m
B. ADJbermejo

vermilion

[vərˈmɪliən]
nvermillon m
adjvermillon inv

vermilion

nZinnoberrot nt
adjzinnoberrot

vermilion

[vəˈmɪljən]
1. adjvermiglio/a
2. nvermiglio

vermilion

(vəˈmiljən) noun, adjective
(of) a bright red colour.
References in classic literature ?
Their backs were polished vermilion, with black spots.
The Princess was the most beautiful brunette in the world; her eyes were large, lively, and sparkling; her looks sweet and modest; her nose was of a just proportion and without a fault; her mouth small, her lips of a vermilion red, and charmingly agreeable symmetry; in a word, all the features of her face were perfectly regular.
The features expressed nothing of monastic austerity, or of ascetic privations; on the contrary, it was a bold bluff countenance, with broad black eyebrows, a well-turned forehead, and cheeks as round and vermilion as those of a trumpeter, from which descended a long and curly black beard.
It is quite finished," he cried at last, and stooping down he wrote his name in long vermilion letters on the left-hand corner of the canvas.
Her delicately formed ears, her vermilion hands, her little feet, curved and tender as the lotus-bud, glitter with the brilliancy of the loveliest pearls of Ceylon, the most dazzling diamonds of Golconda.
At this exclamation the man on horseback turned slowly and with a lofty air, and the two travelers could see, displayed in all their brilliancy, the large eyes, the vermilion visage, and the eloquent smile of -- Musqueton.
His gun is lavishly decorated with brass tacks and vermilion, and provided with a fringed cover, occasionally of buckskin, ornamented here and there with a feather.
On such an evening Antonio could do nothing but converse of my absent friend; he dwelt on the indescribable grace of your person, the lustre of your eye, and the vermilion of your lips, until exhausted language could furnish no more epithets of rapture: then the transition to your mind was natural and easy; and it was while listening to his honied accents that I thought my Julia herself was talking.
Hortense, with her rich chesnut locks so luxuriantly knotted, plaited, twisted, as if she did not know how to dispose of all their abundance, with her vermilion lips, damask cheek, and roguish laughing eye.
Notwithstanding all the sly hints and remonstrances of the French officers, she immediately approached the man, and pulling further open the bosom of his duck frock, and rolling up the leg of his wide trousers, she gazed with admiration at the bright blue and vermilion pricking thus disclosed to view.
In a little while, however, they began to appear in more gorgeous array, tricked out in the finery obtained from the white men; bright cloths, brass rings, beads of various colors; and happy was he who could render himself hideous with vermilion.
Against the peaceful landscape, the pale, decaying tints of the copses, the blue air of the horizon and the lichened stileboards, these staring vermilion words shone forth.