scarlet, vermilion, orange red(adj)
a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet(adj)
of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
a scarlet-coloured cloth.
To dye or tinge with scarlet.
Of a bright red colour.
Sinful or whorish
a scarlet woman
, a modern variant of Scarlett, or from the common noun scarlet.
Origin: escarlate, from scarlatum, from سقرلاط.
a deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, -- of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color
cloth of a scarlet color
of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread
to dye or tinge with scarlet
Origin: [OE. scarlat, scarlet, OF. escarlate, F. carlate (cf. Pr. escarlat, escarlata, Sp. & Pg. escarlata, It. scarlatto, LL. scarlatum), from Per. sakirlt.]
Scarlet is a bright red color with a hue that is somewhat toward orange and is redder than vermilion. It is a pure chroma on the color wheel one-fourth of the way between red and orange. Scarlet is traditionally the color of flame, or fire. It may also symbolize the color of the blood of a living person, like crimson, although the actual color of blood is closer to crimson than scarlet. An early recorded use of scarlet as a color name in the English language dates to 1250.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skär′let, n. a bright-red colour: scarlet cloth.—adj. of the colour called scarlet: dressed in scarlet.—v.t. to redden.—ns. Scar′let-ad′miral, the red-admiral, a butterfly; Scar′let-bean, the scarlet-runner; Scar′let-fē′ver, a contagious febrile disease (see Scarlatina); Scar′let-hat, a cardinal's hat; Scar′let-light′ning, the scarlet lychnis: the red valerian; Scar′let-run′ner, a bean with scarlet flowers which runs up any support; Scar′let-snake, a bright-red harmless snake of the southern states of the American Union; Scar′let-tī′ger, a British moth; Scar′let-wom′an, the woman referred to in Rev. xvii. 4, 5—Pagan Rome, Papal Rome, or a personification of the World in its anti-Christian sense. [O. Fr. escarlate (Fr. écarlate), through Low L. scarlatum—Pers. saqalāt, scarlet cloth.]
The numerical value of scarlet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of scarlet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
She never says scarlet fever. She never says rash.
When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
They'll be reluctant to because they think it will put a scarlet letter on them and cause problems.
People read as children that scarlet fever makes you go blind, parents look concerned ... so I have to debunk it in the office.
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Translations for scarlet
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- escarlataCatalan, Valencian
- purpur, šarlatová barvaCzech
- coch, ysgarladWelsh
- scharlachrot, ScharlachGerman
- ergav, sarlakpunaneEstonian
- آل, سقرلاتPersian
- tulipunainen, helakanpunainenFinnish
- élénkvörös, skarlátvörös, skarlát, skarlátpirosHungarian
- merah tuaIndonesian
- skarlata, skarlatoIdo
- 緋色, 性的にみだらなJapanese
- aappallarissoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- scharlakenrood, scharlaken, vuurroodDutch
- szkarłat, nierządny, grzeszny, szkarłatnyPolish
- dezmățat, stacojiu, stricat, desfrânatRomanian
- багровый, алый, багряный, пунцовыйRussian
- ngjyrë alleAlbanian
- scharlakansrött, scharlakansrödSwedish
- kırmızı, kızılTurkish
- qizil rangUzbek
- skarlatakölik, skarlatakölVolapük
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