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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Red Crossnoun

    an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime


  1. Red Cross

    A hospital or ambulance service established as a result of, though not provided for by, the Geneva convention of 1864; any of the national societies for alleviating the sufferings of the sick and wounded war, also giving aid and relief during great calamities; also, a member or worker of such a society; -- so called from the badge of neutrality; the Geneva cross. In islamic countries, a similarly motivated affiliated organization is called the Red Crescent. The American Red Cross was founded in 1881, largely due to the initiative of Clara Barton. The American Red Cross maintains a web page on the internet, where additional information can be found.


  1. Red Crossnoun

    An international humanitarian organization that cares for the wounded, sick, and homeless.

  2. Red Crossnoun

    The symbol of this organization.


  1. Red Cross

    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide. It was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering. Within it there are three distinct organisations that are legally independent from each other, but are united within the movement through common basic principles, objectives, symbols, statutes and governing organisations.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Red Cross

    International collective of humanitarian organizations led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Red Cross in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Red Cross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Red Cross in a Sentence

  1. Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant:

    My way of dealing with stress is to make jokes, basically, their (the Red Cross) conclusion was that the Somalis liked me.

  2. American Red Cross:

    This initiative is still new and the Red Cross along with our industry partners are working around-the-clock to identify, qualify and collect more convalescent plasma donations to meet urgent patient needs in this rapidly changing environment, we expect to significantly increase collections in the coming days and weeks.

  3. Claire McCaskill:

    It’s encouraging to see the professionalism and cooperation between state and local officials and the two federal agencies investigating this tragedy, i’m grateful to [Branson, Mo.] Mayor [Karen] Best, the Red Cross, and the brave men and women of the Missouri Highway Patrol — particularly the divers, who had the worst job of all today. My deepest condolences continue to go out to those families torn apartby this tragedy.

  4. Jan Gelfand:

    The Indonesian Red Cross is racing to help survivors, but we don't know what they'll find there, i don't think we've quite seen the worst of things yet.

  5. The Red:

    We urge people along Gulf Coast to get ready now ; listen to the advice of local officials and evacuate immediately if asked, make sure to include your pets as part of your emergency plan. Due to COVID-19, the Red Cross is unable to welcome pets into our shelters for everyone's safety. If you are evacuating with pets, please consider contacting the Red Rover organization : redrover.org.

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