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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)

adj
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

See COLOUR.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

See COLORS.

Moby Thesaurus

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