Red in Scrabble Dictionary

What does red mean? Is red a Scrabble word?

How many points in Scrabble is red worth? red how many points in Words With Friends? What does red mean? Get all these answers on this page.

Scrabble® and Words with Friends® points for red

See how to calculate how many points for red.

Is red a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word red is a Scrabble US word. The word red is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

R1E1D2

Is red a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word red is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

R1E1D2

Is red a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word red is a Words With Friends word. The word red is worth 4 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

R1E1D2

Our tools

Valid words made from Red

You can make 5 words from 'red' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'red'

RED 4 

2 letters words from 'red'

DE 3ED 3
ER 2RE 2

All 3 letters words made out of red

red erd rde dre edr der

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word red. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in red.

Definitions and meaning of red

red

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rĕd, IPA(key): /ɹɛd/
  • Homophone: read (past tense/participle)
  • Rhymes: -ɛd

Etymology 1

From Middle English red, from Old English rēad, from Proto-Germanic *raudaz (compare West Frisian read, Low German root, rod, Dutch rood, German rot, Danish and Norwegian Bokmål rød, Norwegian Nynorsk raud), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rowdʰós, from the root *h₁rewdʰ- (compare Welsh rhudd, Latin ruber, rufus, Tocharian A rtär, Tocharian B ratre, Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthrós), Albanian pruth (redhead), Old Church Slavonic рудъ (rudŭ), Czech rudý, Lithuanian raúdas, Avestan 𐬭𐬀𐬊𐬌𐬛𐬌𐬙𐬀(raoidita), Sanskrit रुधिर (rudhirá, red, bloody)).

Adjective

red (comparative redder, superlative reddest)

  1. Having red as its color.
    The girl wore a red skirt.
  2. (of hair) Having an orange-brown or orange-blond colour; ginger.
    Her hair had red highlights.
  3. (card games, of a card) Of the hearts or diamonds suits. Compare black (of the spades or clubs suits)
    I got two red queens, and he got one of the black queens.
  4. (often capitalized) Supportive of, related to, or dominated by a political party or movement represented by the color red:
    1. Left-wing parties and movements, chiefly socialist or communist, including the U.K. Labour party and the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
      • "Only Nixon could go to China" was the refrain of conventional wisdom during Richard Nixon’s 1972 official visit to Mao Tse-tung’s regime. Nixon’s anti-communist credentials, however dubious, provided useful camouflage as he opened diplomatic relations with Red China and made breathtaking concessions that an undisguised liberal couldn’t get away with. [1]
      the red-black grand coalition in Germany
    2. (US, 21st century) the U.S. Republican party
      a red state
      a red Congress
  5. (chiefly derogatory, offensive) Amerind; relating to Amerindians or First Nations
  6. (astronomy) Of the lower-frequency region of the (typically visible) part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation.
  7. (particle physics) Having a color charge of red.
Synonyms
  • (color):: scarlet, crimson, vermilion, ruby-red, cherry-red, cerise, cardinal-red, carmine, wine-red, claret-red, blood-red (sanguine), coral-red, cochineal-red, rose-red (rosy, damask), brick-red, maroon, rust-red (rusty), rufous-red, gules-red, rufescent.
Antonyms
  • (having red as its colour): nonred, unred
  • (having red as its colour charge): antired
Derived terms
Translations

See red/translations § Adjective

Noun

red (countable and uncountable, plural reds)

  1. (countable and uncountable) Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670 nm, of the visible spectrum; a primary additive colour for transmitted light: the colour obtained by subtracting green and blue from white light using magenta and yellow filters; the colour of blood, ripe strawberries, etc.
  2. (countable) A revolutionary socialist or (most commonly) a Communist; (usually capitalized) a Bolshevik, a supporter of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War.
  3. (countable, snooker) One of the 15 red balls used in snooker, distinguished from the colours.
  4. (countable and uncountable) Red wine.
  5. (countable, informal, Britain, birdwatching) A redshank.
  6. (derogatory, offensive) An Amerind.
  7. (slang) The drug secobarbital; a capsule of this drug.
    • 1971, Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005), page 202:
      The big market, these days, is in Downers. Reds and smack—Seconal and heroin—and a hellbroth of bad domestic grass sprayed with everything from arsenic to horse tranquillizers.
  8. (informal) A red light (a traffic signal)
  9. (Ireland, Britain, beverages, informal) red lemonade
  10. (particle physics) One of the three color charges for quarks.
  11. (US, colloquial, uncountable) chili con carne (usually in the phrase "bowl of red")
    • 1982, The Rotarian (volume 140, number 1, page 39)
      Houston visited a home in an early pioneer settlement where he was offered a bowl of red. Houston eagerly took his first large spoonful. His eyes watering, he spat out his bite []
  12. (informal) The redfish or red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, a fish with reddish fins and scales.
Derived terms
Translations

See also

  • (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine (Category: en:Reds)
  • primary colour

References

  • “red” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.
  • red in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Further reading

  • red on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From the archaic verb rede.

Verb

red

  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of rede

Etymology 3

Verb

red (third-person singular simple present reds, present participle redding, simple past and past participle redded)

  1. Alternative spelling of redd

References

  • “redd” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.
  • red in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • DRE, Der, Der., EDR, ERD, der, erd

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /reːd/, [ʁæðˀ]

Verb

red

  1. past tense of ride

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • IPA(key): /rɛt/

Verb

red

  1. first-person singular present indicative of redden
  2. imperative of redden

Anagrams

  • der

Italian

Noun

red

  1. A type of rice.

Kurdish

Verb

red

  1. To disappear.

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish rét.

Noun

red m (genitive singular red, plural reddyn)

  1. thing, object, item
  2. matter

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • redde, reed, read, ræd

Etymology

Old English rēad, from Proto-Germanic *raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rowdʰós.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɛːd/, /reːd/

Adjective

red (comparative redder, superlative reddest)

  1. red, crimson, scarlet (in color)
  2. red pigment
  3. reddened, dyed red
  4. blushing, red-faced
  5. bloody, blood-stained
  6. ruddy, rosy
  7. red-haired
  8. red-clothed, wearing red
  9. (metal) golden
  10. (alchemy) causing transmutation into gold

Descendants

  • English: red
  • Scots: rede, reid
  • Yola: reed

References

  • “rēd (adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-30.

Noun

red

  1. red (colour)
  2. red pigment, vermillion, cinnabar
  3. (heraldry) red, gules (tincture)
  4. reddish or ruddy skin
  5. reddish eyes or irises
  6. red fabric
  7. red wine
  8. blood

Related terms

  • Rede See

Descendants

  • English: red
  • Scots: rede, reid
  • Yola: reed

References

  • “rēd (n.(2))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-30.

See also


Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • rei

Verb

red

  1. simple past of ri
  2. simple past of ride

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /red/

Noun

red m

  1. Alternative form of ræd

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɛt/

Noun

red

  1. genitive plural of reda

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *rędъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rêːd/

Noun

rȇd m (Cyrillic spelling ре̑д)

  1. row
  2. (mathematics) series
  3. queue
  4. order (of magnitude)
  5. order (arrangement, disposition)
  6. line (of customers)
  7. (chess) rank
  8. (religion) order
    franjevački red - order of Saint Francis of Assisi

Declension

References

  • “red” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *rędъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /réːt/

Noun

rẹ̑d m inan

  1. order (arrangement, disposition)
Inflection

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /réːt/

Noun

rẹ̑d f

  1. swath (the track cut out by a scythe in mowing)
Inflection

Further reading

  • red”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish red, from Latin rēte (net). Cognate with English rete.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈred/, [ˈreð]
  • Rhymes: -eð

Noun

red f (plural redes)

  1. (hunting, tools) web, mesh
  2. (fishing) net
    • 1911, Benito Pérez Galdós, De Cartago a Sagunto : 13
  3. (arachnid) spiderweb
  4. trap, snare
  5. (communication, transport) net, network
  6. (sports) net, goal
  7. (electricity) grid
  8. (computing) Web, Internet
  9. (used in plural) social networks
    Synonym: redes sociales

Derived terms

Related terms

  • reticular
  • retina

Further reading

  • “red” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːd

Verb

red

  1. imperative of reda.
  2. past tense of rida.

Anagrams

  • der

Turkish

Etymology

Possibly from Arabic رَدّ(radd).

Noun

red

  1. refusal
  2. rejection

Verb

red (with the auxiliary verb etmek)

  1. To refuse.

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from English red.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /red/

Noun

red (nominative plural reds)

  1. the colour red

Declension

Derived terms

  • redik

See also


Source: wiktionary.org
  • RECYCLIST, one who recycles.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)