1. red.


  1. A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also crocus, jeweler's rouge, etc.
  2. A cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine.

v. i.

  1. To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.

v. t.

  1. To tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks.