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Meaning of CRIMSON

Pronunciation:  'krimzun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a deep and vivid red
  2. [adj]  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
  3. [adj]  having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  4. [adj]  (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"
  5. [v]  turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

CRIMSON is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: aflame(p), blood-red, bloody, blush, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, chromatic, colored, colorful, coloured, deep red, flush, flushed, in color(p), red, redden, reddened, reddish, red-faced, ruby, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, scarlet, violent
 See Also: color, colour, discolor, discolour, red, redness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
          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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
  4. \Crim"son\, b. t.
    To become crimson; to blush.
          Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the
          radiant luster of a cloudless July morning. --De
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