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Definitions for redden
ˈrɛd nred·den

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blush, crimson, flush, reddenverb

    turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

    "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

  2. reddenverb

    make red

    "The setting sun reddened the sky"

  3. reddenverb

    turn red or redder

    "The sky reddened"


  1. reddenverb

    To become red.

  2. reddenverb

    To make red.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Reddenverb

    To make red.

    Etymology: from red.

    In a heav’n serene, refulgent arms appear
    Red’ning the skies, and glitt’ring all around,
    The temper’d metals clash. John Dryden, Æneis.

  2. To Reddenverb

    To grow red.

    With shame they redden’d, and with spight grew pale. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    Turn upon the ladies in the pit,
    And if they redden, you are sure ’tis wit. Addison.

    The poor inhabitant beholds in vain
    The red’ning orange and the swelling grain. Addison.

    For me the balm shall bleed, and amber flow,
    The coral redden, and the ruby glow. Alexander Pope.

    Appius reddens at each word you speak,
    And stares, tremendous, with a threat’ning eye,
    Like some fierce tyrant in old tapestry. Alexander Pope.


  1. redden

    To redden is to cause to turn red or become flushed, often due to embarrassment, anger, heat, or some form of physical change. It can happen to someone's face, skin, or to an object's color. It can also be due to a sunset or sunrise, resulting in the sky or clouds appearing red. The term can be used in both a literal and metaphorical context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reddenadjective

    to make red or somewhat red; to give a red color to

  2. Reddenverb

    to grow or become red; to blush

  3. Etymology: [From Red, a.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Redden is ranked #3919 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Redden surname appeared 9,067 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Redden.

    79% or 7,165 total occurrences were White.
    15.6% or 1,416 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 190 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 186 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 78 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 32 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of redden in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of redden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of redden in a Sentence

  1. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    Süddeutsche Zeitung is a media holding company owned by an American financial corporation, Goldman Sachs, that is, the ears of the instigators are sticking out everywhere, but they do not even redden.

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