I. noun Etymology: Middle English crimisin, from Old Spanish cremesín, from Arabic qirmizī, from qirmiz kermes Date: 15th century any of several deep purplish reds II. adjective Date: 15th century of the color crimson III. verb Date: 1601 transitive verb to make crimson intransitive verb to become crimson; especially blush

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  • Crimson — (englisch für „blutrot“, karmesinrot, auch für der Purpur) steht für: Harvard Crimson, die Sportteams der Harvard University Crimson (Comic), eine Comicreihe von Humberto Ramos und Brian Augustyn Crimson (Alkaline Trio), ein Musikalbum der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Crimson — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Crimson puede referirse a: Crimson, álbum de Alkaline Trio. Crimson, álbum de Edge of Sanity. Crimson, una serie de cómics de Humberto Ramos y Brian Augustyn. Crimson, álbum de Sentenced. Obtenido de Crimson… …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crimson — Crim son, a. Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red. A crimson tide. Mrs. Hemans. [1913 Webster] The blushing poppy with a crimson hue. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crimson — Crim son, v. t. To become crimson; to blush. [1913 Webster] Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crimson — [krim′zən; ] also [ krim′sən] n. [ME cremesin < ML cremesinum, ult. < Ar qirmiz: see CARMINE] 1. deep red 2. deep red coloring matter adj. 1. deep red 2. bloody vt., vi. t …   English World dictionary

  • crimson — early 15c., deep red color, from O.Sp. cremesin of or belonging to the kermes (the shield louse insects from which a deep red dye was obtained), from M.L. cremesinus, from Arabic qirmiz kermes, from Skt. krmi ja a compound meaning (red dye)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • crimson — ► NOUN ▪ a rich deep red colour inclining to purple. ► VERB ▪ become flushed, especially through embarrassment. ORIGIN Arabic, related to KERMES(Cf. ↑K) …   English terms dictionary

  • Crimson — For other uses, see Crimson (disambiguation). Crimson Color coordinates Hex triplet #DC143C RGB …   Wikipedia

  • crimson — crim|son1 [ˈkrımzən] adj 1.) deep red in colour ▪ The leaves turn crimson in autumn. ▪ a crimson dress 2.) if you go crimson, your face becomes red because you are very angry or embarrassed go/turn/flush/blush crimson ▪ The boy blushed crimson.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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