What does scarlet mean?

Definitions for scarletˈskɑr lɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scarlet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scarlet, vermilion, orange red(adj)

    a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge

  2. 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


  1. scarlet(Noun)

    a scarlet-coloured cloth.

  2. scarlet(Verb)

    To dye or tinge with scarlet.

  3. scarlet(Adjective)

    Of a bright red colour.

  4. scarlet(Adjective)

    Sinful or whorish

    a scarlet woman

  5. Scarlet(ProperNoun)

    , a modern variant of Scarlett, or from the common noun scarlet.

  6. Origin: escarlate, from scarlatum, from سقرلاط.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scarlet(noun)

    a deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, -- of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color

  2. Scarlet(noun)

    cloth of a scarlet color

  3. Scarlet(adj)

    of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread

  4. Scarlet(verb)

    to dye or tinge with scarlet

  5. Origin: [OE. scarlat, scarlet, OF. escarlate, F. carlate (cf. Pr. escarlat, escarlata, Sp. & Pg. escarlata, It. scarlatto, LL. scarlatum), from Per. sakirlt.]


  1. Scarlet

    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

  1. Scarlet

    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.]

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Anagrams for scarlet »

  1. clarets

  2. cartels

  3. cartels, clarets


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarlet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarlet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Belle Knox:

    Scarlet Letter with pride.

  2. Beth Tarini:

    She never says scarlet fever. She never says rash.

  3. Hilaire Belloc:

    When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.

  4. Hilaire Belloc:

    When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.

  5. Matt Pierce:

    They'll be reluctant to because they think it will put a scarlet letter on them and cause problems.

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