Red

Red is the color of blood, a ruby, and strawberries. It is next to orange at the end of the visible spectrum of light, and is commonly associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood, anger, socialism and communism, and in China and many other cultures, with happiness.

Read more about Red:  Etymology and Definitions, Shades and Varieties of Red, Red Pigments and Dyes, Red Food Coloring, Red in Different Cultures and Traditions, In Religion, The Red Uniform, In Sports, On Flags, The Red Flag and Revolution, Use By Political Movements, Food and Drink, Social and Special Interest Groups, Idioms, Myths and Legends About Red, In Film

Famous quotes containing the word red:

    What art can paint or gild any object in afterlife with the glow which Nature gives to the first baubles of childhood. St. Peter’s cannot have the magical power over us that the red and gold covers of our first picture-book possessed. How the imagination cleaves to the warm glories of that tinsel even now! What entertainments make every day bright and short for the fine freshman!
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It’s red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as I’ve finished this, I shall recommend they ban it.
    Tony Hancock (1924–1968)

    I shall go among red faces and virile voices,
    See stylish sheep, with fine heads and well-wooled,
    And great bulls mellow to the touch,
    Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978)