AskDefine | Define scarlet

Dictionary Definition

scarlet adj : having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red] n : a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge [syn: vermilion, orange red]

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see Scarlett

English

Etymology

escarlate (scarlet cloth) < scarlatum (scarlet cloth) < سقرلاط, a variant of سقلاط, of unknown origin.

Noun

  1. a bright red, slightly orange, colour.
    scarlet colour:   
  2. a scarlet-coloured cloth.

Translations

colour
cloth
  • Japanese: 緋色 (ひいろのふく, hiironofuku)

Adjective

  1. of a bright red colour.
  2. sinful or whorish (a scarlet woman).
  3. embarrassed

Translations

colour
sinful

Derived terms

See also

Extensive Definition

Scarlet or Scarlett (often used interchangeably) may refer to a number of things or people:
Things
People
Fictional characters In Media
Other
scarlet in German: Scharlach
scarlet in Spanish: Escarlata
scarlet in French: Scarlet (homonymie)
scarlet in Hebrew: שני
scarlet in Dutch: Scharlaken
scarlet in Japanese: スカーレット (曖昧さ回避)
scarlet in Polish: Arleta

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Titian, Titian-red, bricky, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, crimson, damask, fallen, ferruginous, fiery, fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, glowing, gules, harlot, hot, hustling, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron-red, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, lobster-red, lurid, maroon, meretricious, on the, on the town, pave, port-wine, prostitute, prostituted, puce, red, red-dyed, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty, stammel, streetwalking, tile-red, vermilion, vinaceous, warm, whorish, wine, wine-colored, wine-red
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