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Crimson definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CRIMSON, n. [G.] A deep red color; a red tinged with blue; also, a red color in general; as the virgin crimson of modesty.
He made the vail of blue, and purple, and crimson. 2 Chronicles 3.
CRIMSON, a. Of a beautiful deep red; as the crimson blush of modesty; a crimson stream of blood.
CRIMSON, v.t. To dye with crimson; to dye of a deep red color; to make red.
CRIMSON, v.i. To become of a deep red color; to be tinged with red; to blush.
Her cheeks crimsoned at the entrance of her lover.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet]
2: 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 [syn: crimson, red, violent]
3: (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" [syn: crimson, red, reddened, red-faced, flushed] n
1: a deep and vivid red color [syn: crimson, ruby, deep red] v
1: turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn: blush, crimson, flush, redden]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English crimisin, from Old Spanish cremesín, from Arabic qirmiz?, from qirmiz kermes Date: 15th century any of several deep purplish reds II. adjective Date: 15th century of the color crimson III. verb Date: 1601 transitive verb to make crimson intransitive verb to become crimson; especially blush

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj., n., & v. --adj. of a rich deep red inclining to purple. --n. this colour. --v.tr. & intr. make or become crimson. Etymology: ME cremesin, crimesin, ult. f. Arab. kirmizi KERMES

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crimson 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 general. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crimson 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crimson 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crimson Crim"son, b. t. To become crimson; to blush. Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning. --De Quincey.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(crimsons) Something that is crimson is deep red in colour. ...a mass of crimson flowers. COLOUR

Easton's Bible Dictionary


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


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