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7 definitions found
 for crimson
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crimson \Crim"son\ (kr[i^]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[.r]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.
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           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.
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           A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of
           modesty.                                 --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crimson \Crim"son\, a.
     Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red. "A crimson
     tide." --Mrs. Hemans.
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           The blushing poppy with a crimson hue.   --Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crimson \Crim"son\, v. t.
     To become crimson; to blush.
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           Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the
           radiant luster of a cloudless July morning. --De
                                                    Quincey.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crimson
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "crimson":
     Titian, Titian-red, blanch, blush, bricky, cardinal, carmine,
     carnation, carnelian, cerise, change color, cherry, cherry-colored,
     cherry-red, color, color up, damask, darken, ferruginous, fiery,
     fire-red, flame, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, flush, glow,
     glowing, grow red, gules, henna, hot, incarmined, incarnadine,
     inflame, inflamed, infrared, iron-red, lake-colored, laky,
     lateritious, lipstick, lobster-red, look black, lurid, madder,
     mantle, maroon, miniate, pale, pink, port-wine, puce, red,
     red-dyed, red-ink, red-looking, redden, reddened, reddish,
     reddish-amber, reddish-brown, rose, rouge, rubicund, rubify,
     rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red,
     ruddied, ruddle, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty,
     scarlet, squirm with self-consciousness, stammel, stammer,
     tile-red, turn color, turn pale, turn red, vermilion, vinaceous,
     warm, whiten, wine, wine-colored, wine-red
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Crimson
     See COLOUR.
     

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