Crim·son n. A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.
Though your sins 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 yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty. --Shak.
Crim·son, a. Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red. “A crimson tide.”
The blushing poppy with a crimson hue. --Prior.
Crim·son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crimsoned p. pr. & vb. n. Crimsoning.] To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe. --Shak.
Crim·son, v. t. To become crimson; to blush.
Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning. --De Quincey.
adj 1: having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent
of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or
rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine,
cerise, cherry, cherry-red, ruby, ruby-red,
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: 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: red, reddened, red-faced, flushed]
n : a deep and vivid red [syn: ruby, deep red]
v : turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed
when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn: blush,