crimson vs ruby what difference

what is difference between crimson and ruby

English

Etymology

Late Middle English cremesyn, from obsolete French cramoisin or Old Spanish cremesin, from Arabic قِرْمِز(qirmiz), from Persian کرمست(kirmist), from Middle Persian; see Proto-Indo-Iranian *kŕ̥miš. Cognate with Sanskrit कृमिज (kṛmija). Doublet of kermes; also see carmine.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪmzən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪmzən/, /ˈkɹɪmsən/

Noun

crimson (countable and uncountable, plural crimsons)
crimson on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

  1. A deep, slightly bluish red.
    • 1904, Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Priory School” in The Return of Sherlock Holmes,[1]
      To my horror I perceived that the yellow blossoms were all dabbled with crimson.

Translations

Adjective

crimson (comparative more crimson, superlative most crimson)

  1. Having a deep red colour.
    • Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
    • 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast
      Her crimson dress inflames grey corridors, or flaring in a sunshaft through high branches makes of the deep green shadows a greenness darker yet, and a darkness greener.
  2. Immodest. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Translations

Verb

crimson (third-person singular simple present crimsons, present participle crimsoning, simple past and past participle crimsoned)

  1. (intransitive) To become crimson or deep red; to blush.
    • 1885, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Ring” in The Poetical Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, New York and Boston: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., Volume 2, p. 662,[2]
      Father. Why do you look so gravely at the tower?
      Miram. I never saw it yet so all ablaze
      With creepers crimsoning to the pinnacles,
  2. (transitive) To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
    • c. 1599, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 1,[3]
      Here didst thou fall; and here thy hunters stand,
      Sign’d in thy spoil, and crimson’d in thy lethe.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, London: Macmillan, 1902, Chapter 28, p. 153,[4]
      Her face was crimsoned over, and she exclaimed, in a voice of the greatest emotion, “Good God! Willoughby, what is the meaning of this? []
    • 1936, William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!, New York: Modern Library, 1951, Chapter 5, p. 138,[5]
      [] that sheetless bed (that nuptial couch of love and grief) with the pale and bloody corpse in its patched and weathered gray crimsoning the bare mattress []

Translations

Derived terms

  • crimson lake

Related terms

  • kermes
  • carmine

See also

  • (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine (Category: en:Reds)

Further reading

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.

Anagrams

  • microns


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹuː.bi/
  • Rhymes: -uːbi

Etymology 1

From Middle English ruby, rube, from Old French rubi, from Latin rubeus (red).

Noun

ruby (countable and uncountable, plural rubies)

  1. A clear, deep, red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
  2. (obsolete) A red spinel.
  3. A deep red colour.
  4. (heraldry) The tincture red or gules.
  5. (uncountable, printing, Britain, dated) The size of type between pearl and nonpareil, standardized as 5½-point.
    Synonym: (US) agate
  6. A ruby hummer, a South American hummingbird, Clytolaema rubricauda.
  7. A red bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea rubra.
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations

Adjective

ruby (comparative more ruby, superlative most ruby)

  1. Of a deep red colour.
Translations

Verb

ruby (third-person singular simple present rubies, present participle rubying, simple past and past participle rubied)

  1. (transitive, poetic) To make red; to redden.
    • With sanguine drops the walls are rubied

See also

  • (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine (Category: en:Reds)
  • carbuncle
  • corundum
  • spinel
  • Ruby on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Further reading

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Ruby”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • “ruby”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

Etymology 2

From the British 5.5-point font Ruby, used for annotations in printed documents.

Noun

ruby (plural rubies)

  1. A pronunciation guide written above or beside Chinese or Japanese characters.
    Synonym: rubi
Translations

See also

  • Ruby characters on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Anagrams

    • -bury, Bury, bury

    Czech

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [ˈrubɪ]

    Noun

    ruby

    1. nominative/accusative/vocative/instrumental plural of rub

    Middle English

    Etymology 1

    Borrowed from Old French rubi, itself borrowed from Latin rubeus.

    Alternative forms

    • rebe, ribe, rube, rubee, rubie, rybe, ryby

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈriu̯biː/, /ˈriu̯beː/

    Noun

    ruby (plural rubies)

    1. A ruby (red precious stone)
    2. (figuratively) A precious individual.
    Descendants
    • English: ruby
    References
    • “rubī(e, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    ruby

    1. Alternative form of robben

    Silesian

    Alternative forms

    • hruby

    Etymology

    From Proto-Slavic *grubъ.

    Adjective

    ruby

    1. fat, thick

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