the Red Crescent

Definition of the Red Crescent

  1. :  an organization in Islamic countries that helps people who are suffering because of a war or natural disaster

Word by Word Definitions

redplay Red
  1. :  of the color red

    :  having red as a distinguishing color

    :  flushed especially with anger or embarrassment

  1. :  a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum

    :  red clothing

    :  one that is of a red or reddish color: such as

  1. : reduce; reduction

crescentplay Crescent
  1. :  the moon at any stage between new moon and first quarter and between last quarter and the succeeding new moon when less than half of the illuminated hemisphere is visible

    :  the figure of the moon at such a stage defined by a convex (see convex 1a) and a concave (see 1concave 2) edge

    :  something shaped like a crescent

  1. :  marked by an increase :  increasing

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to criticize severely

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